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.
You can arrive at either end of the Hūnua Traverse route via bike.
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 – www.haurakirailtrail.co.nz
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.
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.
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.