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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

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: $45 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
  • 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: $125 per person

E Bike: $148 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
  • 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 Coast to Viaduct

Three Hour Guided Tour - Half Day

This is a very historic return ride to the scene of the Kopuawhara rail tragedy of 1938. We begin in spectacular coastal scenery riding along the seaside before passing through the Mahunga wetlands and its abundant wild life. The track then gently winds up through native bush for several kilometres alongside the Kopuawhara stream.  A short tunnel leads out across the Breath-taking 165m long Kopuawhara viaduct before arriving at the monument which commemorates the many who lost their lives one fateful night during the railway’s construction in 1938 Total distance 24 km

PLEASE NOTE. The start location for this ride is a one hour drive from Gisborne.

Standard Railbike: $125 per person

E Bike: $148 per person

  • Spectacular start riding right beside the sea
  • Ride across the Mahunga wetland causeway with its abundance of birdlife
  • Through pastoral sheep and cattle grazing land
  • Rocky cuttings and bush clad green tunnels
  • Cross the beautiful concrete arched kopuawhara viaduct
  • The revelation of the little known Kopuawhara rail tragedy
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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.


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.


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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