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A project is underway to connect the Hauraki Rail Trail from Pūkorokoro Miranda to Kaiaua. The cycle track will be approximately 10km long and offer cyclists coastal views, natural landscapes and will end in Kaiaua at a brand new carpark and freedom camping area, a project which is being worked on alongside the trail.

Work to begin in November

The 10km cycle track connecting Pukorokoro to Kaiaua has been marked and work will begin in late November 2019.

The trail offers cyclists stunning views of the coastline and showcases the natural beauty and wildlife in the area.

Currently we are programmed to have the majority of the project complete by late March 2020, with a small section of the trail remaining that can only be constructed in April 2020 due to the resident Bittern population.

A contract for the construction of the three bridges that form part of this project is about to be awarded, with installation expected in early 2020.

Features and facilities part of the plan

Design is also underway for a car parking and freedom camping area in Kaiaua that will be the end point of the trail.

Plans for the end point include day and overnight parking areas with natural landscaping, as well as picnic areas, toilets and safety bollards. Work is planned for this area from April 2020.

A robust, adaptable design has been used to help withstand any possible effects from the sea, with work expected to start around April next year.

In addition to the toilets that will be installed at the end point, a toilet will be installed at the Robert Findlay Wildlife Reserve near the Miranda Bridge in early December.

View the finalised plans and designs

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Timeline

Mar 2019 - Community consultation.

Nov 2019 - Work begins at the Pūkorokoro end of the trail.

Dec 2019 - A toilet near the Miranda Bridge will be installed in early December.

Mar 2020 - Most of trail ready to ride (except for a small section at the Robert Findlay Wildlife reserve).

Apr 2020 - Work on the Robert Findlay Wildlife Reserve section

Apr 2020 - Work expected to begin on further features including: parking, landscaping, picnic areas, toilets and safety bollards

 

 

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