Mayor John Tregidga cuts the ribbon to officially open the new rail trail link
Image courtesy of the Hauraki District Council
A link track from the main Hauraki Rail Trail offers cyclists and walkers a 1km diversion to the Historical Maritime Park and Museum. The link opened in November 2015.

The link was constructed over Council-leased land and funded by the Paeroa Ward. It is run and maintained by the Maritime Park Society.

Accessing the link

The journey to the Historical Maritime Park and Museum, including the link, is 4.7km.

From Paeroa: Go along to Taylors Ave and pick up the trail that goes to Thames.The first Maritime Park sign and logo is just before a bridge and looking left you will see the trail and signage. If you are walking it will take 1/2 to 3/4 hour to the Maritime Park from Paeroa. The trail goes into the park and you have to come back again to get back on Paeroa/Thames main trail.

From the Thames direction: You will come to the Hubbard Road crossing and you will see sign next right to Historical Maritime Park.

No payment is necessary. A donation would be gratefully received if you did not wish to go through our unique Maritime Museum.  Toilets are available on site.


Call us on 07 862 7121 for more information, or click the button to send us an email.

Historical Maritime Park and Museum, Inc.

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