Hauraki cycle trail to be extended

  • 14/04/2018
Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis says the 120km cycleway will be lengthened to about 170km.
Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis says the 120km cycleway will be lengthened to about 170km. Photo credit: file

Waikato's Hauraki Rail Trail is getting a $3.4 million extension the Government hopes will encourage riders to stay longer in the region.

Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis says the 120km cycleway will be lengthened to about 170km, providing a multi-day ride.

"There's potential to develop a bigger international market for the trail," he said.

"When it's complete, each section will show off a different fact of the region from the rich Māori and gold mining histories to the beauty of the Kaimai Ranges and the Coromandel Peninsula."

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