Once complete, in late 2015, The Around the Mountains Trail will allow cyclists an opportunity to explore and discover some of New Zealand's most secluded and rustic rural settings at a relaxing pace without sacrificing the comforts of home.

Those eager to be transported back in time will appreciate the many historic townships and relics left behind by the region’s pioneers.

Along the way you can expect to be welcomed by charming locals, served mouth-watering meals and told stories about the beautiful places they call home. All while experiencing real, heartland New Zealand. 

The Around the Mountains trail is a partnership between the Southland District Council and the New Zealand Cycle project.