A Message from John Key

New Zealand is an outstanding visitor destination – and there’s no doubt that one of the best ways to explore it is by cycling.

Nga Haerenga, The New Zealand Cycle Trail is designed to showcase the very best of New Zealand’s spectacular scenery, unique culture and first-class Kiwi hospitality.

The variety of trails that make up Nga Haerenga cater for everyone – whether beginners and families or more experienced and competitive riders.

In every case, there are options to stop along the way or head off the beaten track to enjoy the unexpected delights that make up a New Zealand journey.

The Government committed NZ$50 million over three years to build Nga Haerenga. Communities across New Zealand joined us and contributed a further NZ$30 million to create this world class network of trails.

The New Zealand Cycle Trail not only builds on our strong reputation as a premium tourism destination, it creates a lifetime of memories for everyone that uses it.

I encourage you and your family to experience the trails for yourself – and to have lots of fun along the way.

Best wishes,

Rt Hon John Key
(Previously – Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism)