This cycle trail experience is a world first and a must do mountain bike ride which commences at Pa Harakeke at Pureora. It begins at the carved Pou (markers), travels past the Maori Pa, through Native Bush to Pureora Village, over the Pureora Mountain Trail, descending along the Kokakotaea River, traveling through the old tramway cuttings and over the Timber trails before emerging again at Pa Harakeke.
A combined effort by Maraeroa C Incorporation and the Department of Conservation, the Maraeroa Cycleway is one of a network of NZ Cycle Trails being established throughout the country. It is available for the public to ride seven days a week and it is free. Also Mountain Bikes are available for hire at Pa Harakeke.
The cycle ride is accessible by most people who have basic ability on a bike. The trail is graded two to three in terms of difficulty out of a possible six. It is not a technically difficult ride but will be enjoyed by even experienced riders. Allow 3 hours to complete the ride comfortably.