Paengaroa to Lake Rotoiti Cycleway

​Currently under construction, the Paengaroa to Rotoiti cycle trail is expected to be finished by April 2019. ​

This link will enable cyclists to avoid using a busy section of SH33 and when completed, the trail to Rotorua will form part of the Bay of Plenty's network of cycle trails and the New Zealand Cycle Trail network. The trail will move through beautiful native bush from Paengaroa into the lakes area North of Okere, with cyclists able to cycle into Okere and, in the future, to Rotorua, or back to Papamoa.​ 

The trail has a gravel surface for about 10 kilometres with stunning views to the offshore islands and Bay of Plenty coast. Along the way are the Paengaroa cafes, the Comvita Visitor Centre, with onward options to Papamoa Beach or Maketu.

Will this track be shared with horse riders? 
Horses will not be peritted on the Paengaroa to Rotoiti trail. The main reason is that part of the trail is on Department of Conservation land and horses are not allowed in these areas. ​ Please note that the new cycle trail (still not quite finished) between Omokoroa and Tauranga includes a bridleway section (select this link for the story map and navigate to section 17), The trail is constructed double width (at 6m wide), and with a graded height separation to provide for walkers, cyclists and horses. ​ To find out where else in the District horse riding is permitted select the link below:

Page reviewed: 13 Feb 2019 2:45pm