Rere Falls Trail
Council applied to include the route between Gisborne and Matawai, along Wharekopae Road and Te Wera Road, in the Government’s New Zealand Cycle Trail Network. The Rere Falls Trail stretches from rural Matawai to the long white beaches of Gisborne. The trail joins the Motu Trail to provide the ideal cycle link between Gisborne and Bay of Plenty.
The Ministry for Economic Development supported the inclusion of the route in the cycle network, subject to some minor works near the Waipaoa Bridge.
The intermediate grade route is 103km long and takes 1-3 days to complete. The cycle tour route follows sealed roads except for 28km of smooth gravel road from Matawai.
The Rere Falls Trail is being promoted as part of the Nga Haerenga, The NZ Cycle Trail and by Tourism Eastland.
More information about the Rere Falls Trail(external link)