The Waipu Cycle Way is an ambitious project being driven by the community, the ultimate goal being an off-road route from Waipu Village to Waipu Cove, approximately 8.5km in length. The Waipu Cycle and Walkway Trust were formed to see this project through with support from Whangarei District Council.
As of June 2021 stage one from Waipu to Riverview Place was complete. Stage two and three from Waipu Cove to McLean Road are complete with volunteers and donations resulting in large areas of native planting, and daffodils. These stretches of the trail will only get better with time. The trail passes through farmland, with views of Mt Manaia at Whangarei Heads when traveling towards the village, and glimpses of the estuary and Bream Bay.
The trail is fairly flat and wide so definitely rideable with the kids. There are currently 2-3 kilometers of the trail in the middle where you need to ride along Waipu Cove Road which can be busy, so ensure you are highly visible.
Enjoyed the ride? Keen to help the Trust complete the final section? You can donate here.