News & Events

/Trail Updates Pukaki Flats Map

Alps 2 Ocean Pukaki Flats Closure

TRAIL UPDATE – Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail (Pukaki Flats closed March 22nd) DATE NOTIFIED: March 21st 2017 SECTION 2: Pukaki Flats ISSUE: The Pukaki Flats will be closed March 22nd from 6am until approximately 5pm. This is so Broadspectrum can spray Meridian owned land. Please note you will have to make plans to avoid […]

/Events, News Mangunu Mission Horeke

Okaihau to Horeke section opening – Twin Coast Cycle Trail

One of the most spectacular and challenging sections of the Pou Herenga Tai – Twin Coast Cycle Trail will be opened by the community this month. The final 28km Okaihau to Horeke leg of the 84km trail will be opened on 18 March with a morning cycle, run or walk event. It will be followed […]

/News, Trail Updates Hauraki Rail Trail Open

Hauraki Rail Trail Open

TRAIL SAFETY UPDATE: Hauraki Rail Trail DATE: 15 March 2017 ISSUE: TRAIL OPEN – The Karangahake Gorge to Paeroa section has reopened. While the surface is yet to be re-metalled, there is a clear path through. There is another washout in this same section that also requires care due to deep ruts caused from overland […]

/News Twin Coast Flooding

Flooding along the Twin Coast Cycle Trail

TRAIL SAFETY UPDATE: Twin Coast Cycle Trail DATE: 14 March 2017 ISSUE: Please note that flooding has been located along the Opua to Kawakawa section of the trail – just past the bridge where flooding stops any further progress. This section is temporarily closed. We will provide further updates when we receive them to advise […]

/Trail Updates Queenstown Trail

Twin River Trail Part Closures

TRAIL SAFETY UPDATE: Queenstown Trail (Twin Rivers Trail) DATE: 14 March 2017 ISSUE: Please note that a section of the Twin Rivers Trail – the part that runs alongside the Kawarau River (Riverside Road to Shotover Delta) will be undergoing maintenance this week. The top trail will be closed today (alternative option is the lower […]

/Trail Updates Closed

Hauraki Rail Trail Flooding

TRAIL SAFETY UPDATE: Hauraki Rail Trail DATE: 13 March 2017 ISSUE: PARTIAL TRAIL CLOSURE – The trail is closed from Paeroa (Te Moananui Flats Road) through to the Western Portal Bridge over Crown Hill Road due to a major slip and treefall. The team is working hard to have this cleared by the end of […]

/Trail Updates

Rock hauling section 2 Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail

TRAIL SAFETY UPDATE – Trucks on Hayman Road SECTION 2 – Landslip Creek to Braemar Station DATE NOTIFIED – February 9th 2017 ISSUE – Starting on February 13th 2017, Meridian would like to inform all users of Hayman Road and Braemar Road that for a period of three to five weeks Downer NZ will be […]

/Events Aotearoa Bike challenge

Aotearoa Bike Challenge only days away

The countdown is now on – the first Aotearoa Bike Challenge kicks off across the country next week from Wednesday 1 February. Over 800 organisations and close to 8,000 New Zealanders have already registered and are now gearing up for the month-long challenge.. The goal of the Challenge is to support Kiwis to give cycling […]

/Trail Updates Ohau Weir Open

Ohau Weir Open

The spillover at the Ohau Weir has now receded and it’s safe again to cross. It’s a beautiful calm sunny day for cycling, enjoy! More information on riding the trail and maps can be found here.

/Trail Updates Ohau Weir Flooded

Ohau Weir Flooded

TRAIL STATUS UPDATE – Ohau Weir flooded SECTION 3 – Twizel to Lake Ohau Lodge DATE NOTIFIED – 19/1/17 ISSUE – Due to recent rain the Ohau Weir is flooded and cannot be safely crossed until further notice. Please see the Ohau Weir flood route on the Section 3 map as an alternate route to […]

Ride for Good is an exciting new community fundraising event taking place on The New Zealand Cycle Trail over Easter 2017. The exciting new off road cycling event is all set to take place on The New Zealand Cycle Trail, taking in some of the greatest views and scenery that you will experience anywhere in the world. ...