The Waipu Cycle Way is an ambitious project 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 the end of 2021 stages one, two, and three are complete. These include from Waipu to Riverview Place at the northern end, and from Waipu Cove to McLean Road at the south end. There are currently 2-3 kilometers of the trail in the middle between Riverview Place and McLean Road where you need to ride along Waipu Cove Road. This road can be busy, so ensure you are highly visible.
The trail is fairly flat and wide so definitely rideable with the kids. Volunteer planting days and donations have been used to create large areas of native planting, and daffodils along the trail. 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.
Enjoyed the ride? Keen to help the Trust complete the final section? You can donate here.