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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.