Grade
Flat
Distance
39km
Cycling
3 hours
Information for this trail was last updated February 2024

A winery trail using parts of the Rere Falls Trail, Coastal Waipaoa River Trail and Oneroa Trail, starts at the i-site.  Follow the signs for the Rere Falls Trail, crossing the Taruheru River on a pedestrian bridge, then cycling along Stout Street to Nelson Road, then Tucker Road, Pilmer Road, Farmer Road, to Bushmere Road.  Make a left turn here and head directly to Bushmere Estate on Main Road Makaraka.

After enjoying Bushmere Estate, retrace your ride along Bushmere Road and rejoin the Rere Falls Trail onto Bloomfield Road. Turn left into Bloomfield Road, cross Wharerata Road/State Highway 2 onto Riverpoint Road and follow the signs to Matawhero Vineyard.

Retrace your way along Riverpoint Road and turn left in to Tarnbrae Road to join the Coastal Waipaoa River Trail and return to Gisborne along this stop bank trail, Centennial Marine Drive and the Oneroa Cycleway.

Trail fly-through

History of the trail

There’s a lot of history of Tūranganui a Kiwa. Here is an introduction https://teara.govt.nz/en/turanganui-a-kiwa-tribes

Each of the wineries will also have their own story of how they came about.

See https://matawhero.co.nz/

https://www.bushmerevines.co.nz/

 

Tips & Logistics

This is a flat easy ride. Sunscreen up in the summer and be prepared for some gusty winds on the stop bank cycle and walkway. 

Park anywhere along the trail or join the trail from your city accommodation.

Ride either direction, but ideally take the off-road option on your return to Gisborne City. 

Be aware that this trail crosses State Highway 2 at various points. Take extra caution when crossing.