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Kawhia - Raglan - Port Waikato Ride

Regional Ride

Waikato, North Island

The following is a great West Coast ride that takes in the small west coast towns of Kawhia, Raglan and Port Waikato. Most of it is on gravel roads and on fine days you get views all the way to Ruapehu and Taranaki plus great coastal scenery.

Accomdation, cafes and dairies can be found in Kawhia, Raglan and Port Waikato. Sections can also be done as day trips or park in the middle (Raglan).

Kawhia to Raglan = 75km - you can shorten this to 53km by going via Te Mata but this involves more tarseal and is not as scenic.

Raglan to Port Waikato = 91km - this portion has around 1450m of climbing.


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  • Te Akau
  • Port Waikato 2
  • Port Waikato
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  • Kawhia Raglan
  • Kawhia