Cyclists on the train and the Twin Coast Cycle Trail
Due to re-piling for the 33 piers/abutments of Long Bridge at Taumarere, this Long Bridge has been shut for as a building site, without public access. However, we were pleased that it had been made safe for cyclists and walkers to use the Twin Coast Cycle Trail from Opua to Horeke over the Christmas holidays 2016-7.
At the present time, the state of the cycleway on Longbridge is the responsibility of FNDC, and we are awaiting information regarding its re-closure in order for the last 2 piers to be place and complete the re-piling.
The cycle trail begins beside the Opua Harbour and follows the Waikare estuary. The cycle way is flat, easy to ride and perfect for families. It provides views of the estuary connecting to the Kawakawa River. The cycle trail runs over five bridges, through a tunnel and alongside the mangroves on the shores of the upper reaches of the Kawakawa River.
The cycle path/walkway from Taumarere into Kawakawa has had a new bridge installed very recently, thus completing this part of the route.
The public are reminded that they must not use the railway track or bridges between Kawakawa and Taumarere at any time.