Discover Gisborne Your Way

Choose from three spectacular Railbikes adventures

Available year-round, come and experience the magic and freedom of the great Gisborne Railbike Adventure – discover hidden gems and never before seen landscapes along historic railway lines in Tairāwhiti the land of the first light.

Please note: All rides need a minimum of two people and must be 18 years old and over to ride

Waipaoa Bridge

One Hour Guided Tour

This is a relaxed one-hour return journey that takes you out through rural plains, past vineyards and across the picturesque Waipaoa bridge. Suitable for all fitness levels, this is a fantastic option for those with a limited schedule who want a taste of the unique ‘Gisborne Railbike’ experience.

Standard Railbike: $40 per person

Highlights
  • 12 km, one-hour excursion
  • Relaxed and scenic route
  • Flat contour with no hills – suitable for most levels of fitness
  • Views of Nicks Head cliffs
  • Bridge crossing over 500m Waipaoa River rail bridge
  • Vineyards and stunning countryside
  • Standard bikes only
  • Guided railbike tours departing at fixed times per day
  • Weekends only during the winter season
  • Gift Vouchers available
  • E-Bike: Not available on this ride
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Beach Loop

Half Day Guided Tour

Cruise along this 32 km, half-day return journey to explore stunning coastal vistas, tunnels and the sweetest, off the beaten path picnic spots along the East Coast. A moderate fitness level is required for standard railbikes, but e-bikes are suitable for most people.

Standard Railbike: $120 per person

E Bike: $140 per person

Highlights
  • 32km railbike, 3.5 hours return
  • A highly scenic ride with a spectacular ocean view picnic spot at the top
  • A great mix of scenery from open farmland, orange groves, natural ‘green’ tunnels made from the canopy of trees and vegetation
  • 1.5km tunnel which takes 7 minutes to cycle through
  • Stunning picnic spot at beach loop overlooking the ocean 120 metres below
  • Scenic bush clad valleys and historic tunnels
  • Both standard railbikes and e-bikes available
  • Bring your own morning tea and refreshments
  • Gift Vouchers available
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Mahia Coastal

Half Day Guided Tour

Explore pristine coastal communities on the edge of the Mahia peninsula, on this 22 km, 3-hour return journey through farmland and the Waikokopu lagoon, complete with a bridge crossing and BYO beachside picnic at Black Beach. A moderate fitness level is required for the standard railbikes, but e-bikes are suitable for most people.

Standard Railbike: $110 per person

E Bike: $130 per person

Highlights
  • Guided railbike adventure with a local expert
  • 22km railbike, 3 hours return
  • Ride right beside the sea to Waikokopu lagoon, across the Lagoon and up to Blacks beach
  • The ride along Blacks Beach provides beautiful views of Mahia peninsula
  • Bridge crossing across 200m Nuhaka River
  • Suitable for both standard railbikes and e-bikes
  • Awesome picnic stop looking over the surf beach to Mahia
  • Bring your own morning tea/snack for picnic stops
  • General store and coffee at starting point
  • Enjoy a swim during summer season
  • Gift Vouchers available
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We had a great experience of easy riding through a combination of great countryside and some excellent history of the railway in the region. Geoff our guide was excellent - knowledgeable, interesting and great company.

KBconsultant

September 2020

We had a fantastic morning doing the beach loop ride. We had a standard bike and our daughter went with Geoff on an e-bike. Our two guides/hosts Geoff and Cripp were so knowledgeable, friendly and safety conscious. The scenery was spectacular and this fun adventure was so well organised.

caryn2017

October 2020

Really beautiful track and very accessible activity. We did the Beach Loop Track. Going through the tunnel was cool. Views for our packed lunch were stunning.

Aoife C

October 2020

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