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The Trail

General information on the twin coast cycle trail can be seen at:

https://www.nzcycletrail.com/trails/twin-coast-trail/

https://www.twincoastcycletrail.kiwi.nz/

Cycle hire and shuttle services are available from:

Jim’s Bike Hire based in Horeke

Top Trail

Paihia Mountain Bikes

There are various ways in which the twin coast cycle trail can traversed which includes accommodation at Mulga Bill’s Stopover. The most common ways are

Ride from Opua to Horeke/Mangungu

Arrange cycle hire or bring your own bikes; stay overnight at Opua or Paihia; leave vehicle at Opua; the first day – ride to Mulga Bill’s and stay overnight; the second day, after a sustaining breakfast – ride to Horeke/Mangungu; shuttle back to your vehicle at Opua that day, or stay overnight at the historic Horeke Hotel.

Ride from Horeke/Mangungu to Opua

Arrange cycle hire or bring your own bikes; stay overnight at the Horeke Hotel after visiting the Mangungu Mission (great museum); leave vehicle at Horeke; the first day – ride to Mulga Bill’s and stay overnight; the second day, after a sustaining breakfast – ride to Opua; shuttle back to Horeke that day.

For both cases above, the shuttle could take place at the beginning of day 1; in which case the trail is traversed in the opposite direction, and you ride back to your vehicle.

There are various combinations of how the trail can be tackled. Sometimes vehicles are left at Mulga Bill’s and a designated driver shuttles the cyclists to and from the start and destination points. This may involve 2 or 3 nights stay at Mulga Bill’s.

How to get to Mulga Bill’s Stopover

We are located 1.6 km down Ngapuhi Rd from where it meets the cycle trail. Ngapuhi Rd is 4 km from Kaikohe when travelling East (toward Opua). Ngapuhi Rd is adjacent to the Kaikohe Airport.

Ngapuhi Rd/Cycle trail intersection GPS coordinates

Latitude               -35.448048

Longitude            173.811517

The road address Mulga Bill’s Stopover is 6775 Mangakahia Rd, Kaikohe.