Waihi to Waikino Hauraki Rail Trail Grand Opening

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Date: Saturday 28 September, 2013

Time: Grand opening event kicks off at 10.30am

The next section of the Hauraki Rail Trail is nearly complete! Join in the celebrations as the new Waihi to Waikino section is officially opened on Saturday 28 September 2013.

The grand opening event kicks off at 10.30am with registrations for cyclists wishing to be the first to experience this new, scenic route. The Rail Trail will be officially opened at 11.00am and once the ribbon is cut, the 8km ride along the historic, tree lined riverside will commence.

At the end of this section of Trail, an opening day gala is planned at the Victoria Battery site (Waikino) where fun and festivities will entertain. Prize giving and an official hand over to the Hauraki Rail Trail Charitable Trust will be held at 2.00pm.

The Goldfields Railway will be operating train rides back to Waihi, or catch the shuttle. Both options can accommodate your bike.

For further information visit www.haurakirailtrail.co.nz

Opening Day Itinerary

  • 10.30am – cyclist registrations at the Goldfields Railway site, Waihi
  • 11.00am – official opening ceremony and cut the ribbon
  • 11.20am – public ride from Waihi to Waikino
  • 12.00 onwards – Opening day gala at the Victoria Battery site, Waikino
  • 2.00pm – ceremony and prize giving