Thursday, 17 September 2015

Opononi Cycle Hire & Internet.

kia ora,

Opononi Cycle Hire & Internet is up and riding for all seasons, providing a quality cycle hire & internet experience.

*Bookings Essential, Deposit required.

At Opononi Cycle Hire & Internet, our bikes are quality, unisex, dual suspension mountain bikes, suitable for ages 12 upwards, designed for a diverse range of terrain found in the Hokianga. 

Great for exploring old gravel tracks once used by teams of bullocks to haul Kauri logs from the forests.  Or stick to the sealed roads & explore the Hokianga Harbour & surrounds with its cafes & pubs. 
Your choice of destinations including: Waipoua Forest, Waimamaku, Omapere, Opononi, Pakanae, Waiotemarama, Koutu, Whirinaki, Rawene, Kohukohu, WaimaHoreke.

Free, Secure, Monitored Parking is provided for vehicles/campervans for the duration of your bike hireage.

*Bookings Essential, Deposit required.

Hire our bikes hourly, 1/2 day or full day.  [$15, $30, $50]

* Multi day hire, user rates available on request.

Cycle Helmets are compulsory in New Zealand & provided by us when you hire our bikes.  All our helmets are hygienically cleaned prior to your bike hireage.  
We will also supply a high visibility safety vest, pump, puncture kit, day pack & a chain & lock to secure your hire bike on your travels.   

LOCATION:  9 Waiotemarama Gorge Road Pakanae, Opononi.
[ Intersection of State highway 12 & Waiotemarama Gorge Road, Pakanae, Opononi, next to the Pakanae Marae. ]

*Bookings Essential, Deposit required.


Phone:      09 4058239


How/Where to find us:


Twin Coast Cycle Trail - Pou Herenga Tai:

The 'Twin Coast Cycle Trail' link can be accessed from our location either via State Highway 12 from Taheke to Horeke, *Taheke to Horeke is mostly gravel road, or by boarding the Rawene Ferry to Kohukohu, and travelling to Mangamuka, Horeke and on to Okaihau.

*Parts of this trail may still be under development. Please contact Cycle Trails N.Z via their site to ensure your intended route is open.

Read about:

A Crazy Canadian's account of his ride from Waipoua Forest to Opononi.

Youtube Links:

The Vistas you will see:




Waiotemarama Gorge. WekaWeka Valley, Waimamaku. Waipoua Forest.

There are heaps of gravel roads/tracks linking Opononi to the outlying settlements of Waipoua Forest, Waimamaku, WekaWeka,Waiotemarama, Pakanae, Omapere, Koutu.

Waiotemarama Gorge in Pakanae, a small settlement next to Opononi, provides an amazing waterfall vista filled ride through what was once a major bullock track used to haul giant Kauri from the forest. The road links to D.O.C tracks at the Waimamaku end of the Waiotemarama Gorge.

If you're an explorer type, the WekaWeka Valley, further along State Highway 12 from the Waimamaku end of the Gorge, provides an awesome gravel ride through the remnants of 1970s Hippie Communes, the scenes of many a "Love In" and Marijuana Haze! 

Check out the local Waimamaku waterhole located along the river bank of WekaWeka Valley Road, Waimamaku, for a refreshing dip in crisp, pristine mountain water.

There is a D.O.C track at the top, no exit end of the Wekaweka Valley Road which was once the main Highway for horse drawn stage coaches, the earliest forms of Colonial transport. 

On your journey up the Road you will see some lovely old examples of Kiwi homesteads, some dating back to the British Colonial settlement period of the 1800s. 

Waipoua Forest and the Giant Kauri Tree 'Tane Mahuta' is approximately a 20 k.m journey via Waiotemarama Gorge Rd, Pakanae, Opononi.  There is a mix of hill climbs, flats and downhills along gravel and sealed roads on State Highway 12. 

It is definitely worthwhile to take the return trip back from the Waipoua Forest, sticking to the main highway, State Highway 12, and taking in the settlements of Waimamaku, Waimamaku Beach, Omapere, Opononi, & returning to Pakanae.

You will see some awesome views and get the chance to sample food and drinks along the way.

*Bookings Essential, Deposit required.

Phone:  09 4058239

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