Ride further afield
Paekākāriki to Pauatahanui Inlet, return via Plimmerton
More than two hours
A half-day road cycle loop that takes in varied, picturesque scenery. Head up to the summit of Paekākāriki Hill Road, then to Battle Hill and the calm waters of Pauatahanui Inlet. Return via Pukerua Bay or jump on a train if you're out of steam.
Pukerua Bay to Plimmerton
Less than one hour
A gentle downhill cycle ride from Pukerua Bay to Plimmerton. The wide, sealed track winds alongside Taupo Swamp wetland, featuring abundant harakeke (flax).