The Big Day Out - Tokatea Trail #bdo

Looking for a step-up from the Hauraki Rail Trail?

Distance: Approx 48kms return loop.
Experience: Moderate level of fitness required.  Ideal for those that have off-road biking experience and are looking for a challenge. Track has some sections that are Grade 3 level.
Time Allow a full day. Departs from 105 Wharf Road, Coromandel at 8.30 a.m.
Surface Bush trails, forestry and farm tracks with the return trip via a tarsealed road.  Can experience some muddy patches and slippery inclines where bike portage is required. Three to four steeper hills to conquer but the electric bike takes care of these.
Map View the map.  All details and maps will be provided.

Tour Details:  Your day begins with a complimentary drive to the start of the trail at 412m above sea level otherwise you are welcome to power up the hill with ebike ease.

Ride the ridgeline of the Coromandel Ranges through approx 14 kms of remote bush track, pine forest and exclusive farmland. The views are exceptional, the peace and quiet, simply deafening.

Pass through White Star Station, well known for its bush lodges, hereford cattle, manuka honey and pony trekking.  Collect your thoughts at the Mahamudra Centre, a Tibetan Buddhist Retreat with its not to be missed Stupa at the gateway entrance. Drop-in visitors are welcome to see their beautiful Buddhist artwork, have a cup of tea or coffee, browse through the shop, or relax in the gardens.

Your Colville destination features a very iconic store and a couple of very cool cafes (seasonal hours may apply).  Local Art Studios also add their individual flavours to your day.  Explore the inner harbour heading past what was the old Tokatea Hotel re-sited on Wharf Road. Further along was the old Colville butchery/bakery from 1875 now beautifully restored. Stop off at the end of Wharf Road and imagine what was once a busy wharf dating back to the late 1890’s.

The 26 kms return trip to Coromandel Town, at your leisure, is via the quiet Colville Road passing through some beautiful, tranquil seaside locations.

Toilets and café available at Colville (some seasonal hours apply) with accommodation at White Star Station or Colville Bay Motel should you wish to stay the night.  Contact us about delivering your belongings and secure carparking.

Price: May to September.... Free Transport to the start of the Trail......normally $120 per person reduced to $110 - Minimum two people required - Includes Quality European electric MTB.  Please book under # bdo option. We will also provide gate keys, map, helmet, bike lock, hi visibility vest and roomy pannier bag.  Not ready for an ebike? We can certainly price in an Avanti Standard MTB for you.

Please inquire about bringing your own bike. The price to access the private land is $20.00 per person plus $10 transport to the start of the trail if required. Minimum two persons.

Make a long weekend of it and add on the Coastal Connection.  Three days and two nights makes this a back to nature experience full of adventure!

We want you to have an enjoyable day. Consider taking the follow with you:

  • Hat
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Togs and Towel
  • Insect Repellent
  • Rain Jacket
  • Warm Jacket

Please book under the option - #bdo : Big Day Out/The Tokatea.


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