$90 - $130 - E bike available
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17 Outside the Square
Guided tour - 22km – 3 hours return
This is a very scenic seaside ride heading south along coast from the old Opoutama station site at Mahia.
The 22km ride starts out for a couple of kilometres right beside the sea passing over the Waikokopu lagoon, still used by fishing boats as a safe anchorage and beachgoers as a sandy swimming spot.
A 2km climb follows the valley up to Blacks beach where the track continues to follow the spectacular coastline with sweeping views out to Mahia peninsular and south to Hawkes Bay.
At the 6km mark the line heads inland through pastural farmland, across the Nuhaka river bridge, rebuilt at great expense after an overweight work crane toppled from the bridge while undertaking repair work.
- A moderate fitness level is required.
- Bring your own morning tea / snack as we turn around at 10:30am.
- Meet at the Mahia Service Centre starting point at 1484 Nuhaka Opoutama Road, Mahia (see our location map) 15 minutes before departure. The seasonal departure times are listed below.
Summer (1st Dec - 28th Feb) - 8:30am
Winter (1st Mar - 30th Nov) - 9:30am
Please arrive 15 minutes before the departure time.
Here you will be given a safety and instruction brief before setting off on your railbike.