Top Trail Hire & Tours
Top Trail Hire & Tours was set up by Ray and Robyn Clarke in 2012 to promote the use of the great new Twin Coast Cycle trail when it first opened in Northland. Ray and Robyn have a great affinity with the area having lived here for most of their lives. They’ve been in business in the Bay of Islands for over twenty years and are well resourced with cycles transport and knowledge to make sure your experience is a great one.
In 2014 Top Trail Hire & Tours were awarded the Top Energy Business Development grant to help them further capitalise on the many benefits that visitors to the trail will bring to local communities and businesses. They are Northland’s only dedicated transport and cycling specialists catering to the Twin Coast Cycle Trail.
“Our own experience of the trail has been fantastic from day one and we are keen to share the great scenery as well as historic, cultural and environmental perspectives where possible.”
At Top Trail our aim is to make it easy for you to enjoy the trail and Northland. We offer both cycle hire and transport, tours, customised itineraries and activities to help you and your friends ride all of the completed sections of trail or just a section of your choice.
TWIN COAST CYCLE TRAIL
Pou Herenga Tai is a beautiful and scenic cycle trail through Northland’s rural heart. Eventually, the Twin Coast Cycle Trail will join the Hokianga and the Bay of Islands, two areas of Northland that are steeped in early New Zealand History, both Maori and European.
The Kaikohe-Okaihau section of the trail takes you on a gentle tour of rural Northland, over good terrain and with no steep gradients.
This is the perfect day trip for those wanting to enjoy the rich nature of the Far North at a leisurely pace, taking 2-3 hours (although, with Top Trail’s self-guided tours, YOU set the pace!).
Features of this section include:
Kaikohe: sites of early Maori-European contact and conflict and the Heritage Kaikohe complex with that tells the story of early settlement and transport. Pioneer Village, shops Cafes, toilets etc.
Ngawha Springs: hot springs with reputedly therapeutic waters (6km east of Kaikohe)-
Lake Omapere: the Far North’s largest natural lake;
Okaihau: hub of early agricultural settlement Cafe, toilets,dairy.
The rail tunnel: between Kaikohe and Okaihau pass through an historic 80m rail tunnel.
- Opua – Kawakawa section 12kms including a short Vintage Train ride.
- Section South of Kaikohe is currently 6kms.
- Kaikohe – Okaihau section 14kms.
- Okaihau – Maungataraire Road section 14kms Total 34kms.
Upon receipt of payment your order will be packed and posted either the same day, or at latest the next working day.
Paypal and credit cards are processed almost immediately, while bank transfers can take 24-48 hours.
In general we find that deliveries to Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane metro and VIC regional are made within 1-3 working days. NSW, SA, TAS, ACT and NT take 2-5 working days. Regional QLD, WA and other remote areas will take 5-7 working days.
Please note these are only expected deliveries times and occasionally delays may occur.
We use Australia Post for all of our deliveries except for Bulky Items. For bulky items we use Direct Freight Couriers.
COMBINED POSTAGE FOR THE PURCHASE OF SEVERAL ITEMS
Our internal shipping charge calculator will tell you the cost of your postage prior to your checkout. In most cases buying more than 1 item will result in cost savings to you.
- Small items up to 500g cost around $7 postage. Depending on the weight and size you will get 2 sometimes 3 small items posted for this amount.
- Most larger items post for about $12 and you will generally be able to add 1-3 small items at no extra charge
- Once you purchase products over 3 kg in weight there is generally, only a small amount of extra postage charged
COMBINED SHIPPING CHARGES FOR BULKY ITEMS
You can add smaller items together with bulky items and there will generally be no or a small added postage cost. Ordering items such as 2 bike cases may not result in any savings due to their volume. Ordering mid-size items like two fluid trainers together will result in very good savings though. You will get your quote for shipping costs before you checkout.
If you have any queries please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
We now ship to New Zealand. For further details please visit our International page here.