POSTPONEMENT OF THE HAURAKI BIKE FEST
An announcement from Diane Drummond, Chief Executive Officer - Hauraki Rail Trail Charitable Trust
I regret to inform you that the Hauraki Bike Fest 2024 due to be held on 6/7 April has been postponed. All ticket holders that have pre-purchased tickets will be refunded 100% of the ticket price. iTICKET will be in touch directly with ticket holders.
I have made this difficult decision due to circumstances beyond our control, which have subsequently caused us to re-evaluate the timing of our event. Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused.
We will provide an update once we have resolved the underlying issues that lead to this decision, including additional funding, and resolving some of the legislative issues we faced.
Thank you for supporting the inaugural Hauraki Bike Fest event, and we look forward to making this awesome event happen in the future.
Stepping back in time has never been easier. Watch the gold heritage come to life with a fun interactive experience, take a nostalgic train ride, and ride through Karangahake Gorge with its historic mining relics, bush clad mountains and through the 1100m tunnel. A fun day out for the whole family.
Shuttle from the Paeroa Maritime Park to Waihi, a picturesque heritage town and New Zealand's 'Heart of Gold'. Uncover and discover the area’s fascinating golden journey that spans three centuries as you rattle the drill, crank the handles and become immersed in interactive activities.
Cycle to the impressive Waihi Station, the only ex-New Zealand Railway site that still contains its original buildings which are classified Category II by the New Zealand HistoricPlaces Trust.
Step back in time and take a ride on the Goldfields Railway, a working historic railway. The nostalgic 30-minute journey arrives in Waikino at the eastern end of the spectacular Karangahake Gorge. Re-fuel at the café, enjoying the quaint interior and homestyle dishes.
A short ride from Waikino, explore the concrete cyanide tank stands reminiscent of ancient ruins which are among the remains of the Victoria Battery, constructed in 1897 to crush ore from the Martha Mine.
Hop off the bike to discover the unique surroundings of the staircase Owharoa Falls, a series of three waterfalls. Pack a torch and marvel at the 1100m long tunnel which took five years to complete using picks and shovels. Refreshments and sweets await in what was once the National Bank Gold Refinery, as you ride back along the Ohinemuri River to Paeroa.
End your ride at the Paeroa Maritime Park and enjoy the Festival Hub atmosphere and be in with a chance to win the Grand Prize – a West Coast Wilderness Trail Experience plus other giveaways. Fuel up with delicious fare, grab a cold drink, listen to live music, kick back, and share the highlights of your Bike Fest experience with family and friends.
Check out all 8 of the Hauraki Bike Fest events here!