Getting Here

How to get to the Hūnua Traverse

Located 45km south-east of Auckland’s CBD, we recommend utilising public transport to get to the trail head in Clevedon Village. If you choose to drive, please make note of where to park your car.

By bike

You can arrive at either end of the Hūnua Traverse route via bike.

From Auckland

We recommend riders utilise the official Tour Aotearoa route, which takes you out past Auckland Airport.

The Google based map is available here

Alternatively you can catch the ferry from downtown Auckland (see details below) and connect to Clevedon via the paths and roads of Beachlands, Maraetai and Umupuia.

From the Waikato

Use the dedicated cycle trails on the Hauraki Rail Trail to take you to the trail head in Kaiaua –

By car

If arriving by car we recommend you park in the following locations:


Park right on the Hūnua Traverse route along Clevedon- Kawakawa Road. Toilet facilities are located at the Clevedon Hall and coffee and snacks can be purchased from a range of food retailers within the village.



The Trail Head is located opposite the famous Pink Shop. Adjacent to the trail head, approx 200m up the coastline, you’ll find toilet facilities and ample off-road carparking.

Connect and exchange vehicles with others using Trail Sharing

The Hūnua Traverse is excited to partner with new locally-developed digital platform Trail Sharing helping riders and hikers sort the transportation logistics of end-to-end trails across NZ. Click here to find out how a Trail Share enabled vehicle exchange can help you make the most of your Hūnua Traverse ride.


Great news for those of you who want to complete a full Traverse, but don’t fancy a there-and-back or a loop ride; we’re pleased to advise that Biking Hiking Shuttles is now servicing the Hūnua Traverse, Clevedon-to-Kaiaua & Kaiaua-to-Clevedon.

Based in Te Aroha, owner-operators Sue & Pete Middleton say pre-bookings are essential and subject to availability.

Van & trailer
capacity 9 riders & bikes (or 10 at a squeeze)

SUV & trailer
capacity 3 riders & bikes (or 4 at a squeeze)

Contact Sue & Pete for more information:
p. 021 065 3382

By ferry

Catch the Pine Harbour Ferry from downtown Auckland. Note that there is room for up to 6 bikes only per sailing.

Ride 6km to Maraetai on suburban roads and cycle trails (note the campground available at Omana Regional Park), then continue on road to Clevedon via Maraetai Coast Road and North Road.

Please note that these roads are very heavily trafficed on weekends with speeds up to 80km/hr. Shoulder width varies.

By train

From Auckland, you can catch the Southern Line to Papakura. Check the timetable here

From the Waikato, you can catch the Te Huia train to Papakura. Check the timetable here

Exit to the west onto Railway Street and turn right onto Clevedon Road at the traffic lights.

Clevedon Road will take you all the way to Clevedon Village. Please note that these roads are heavily trafficed with speeds up to 80km/hr.

Shoulder width varies. Be mindful of rush hour traffic.