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Celestial Star Compass for Hawke’s Bay Trails

An amazing new ‘installation’ is now in place on the Hawke’s Bay Trails. Over the past year Hawkes Bay Regional Council in collaboration, have been installing a ‘Celestial Star Compass’ at Waitangi Regional Park, near Clive. The transformation of this area is part of a long-term collaboration between the Ātea a Rangi Educational Trust, members […]

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Trail Washout – Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail

TRAIL STATUS UPDATE: Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail SECTION 1 – Mt Cook to Braemar Rd DATE NOTIFIED – 17/01/2018 CAUTION! Trail Washout – Erosion between Tasman Point and Jollie River   ISSUE – A Small section of the trail has been washed out between Tasman Point and Jollie River Carpark. Please take extra care […]

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Hauraki Rail Trail Flood Update

TRAIL SAFETY UPDATE:  Hauraki Rail Trail DATE: 10 January 2018 ISSUE: Trail flooding update We are pleased to advise that Section A of the Trail (Kopu – Miranda) will re-open on Friday 12 January 2018. We will advise of further updates as we receive them. Thank you.

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Hauraki Rail Trail Closed due to Flooding

TRAIL SAFETY UPDATE:  Hauraki Rail Trail DATE: 5 January 2018 ISSUE:  The Hauraki Rail Trail is closed due to flooding throughout the Karangahake Gorge, Te Aroha and Miranda. We will advise when the Trail re-opens. Thank you.

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A Buck A Bog

The muddy bogs on the Kaiwhakauka Track of the Mountains to Sea are growing every time it rains. It’s time to fix them, and with the help of BikeTaupo and YOU, we can do it. Pete Masters (apptly named master track builder) has just been through the track and reports that there are now 81 […]

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Waikato River Trails Detour in Place – Karapiro Section

TRAIL SAFETY UPDATE: Waikato River Trails (Karapiro Section) DATE: Effective from Monday 8 January 2018 ISSUE: 500m of trail at Lake Karapiro is closed for Maintenance from 8 January. An easy detour through the adjacent farm will be in place. We ask that you please stay in the marked area. The work is expected to take 5 weeks.

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New Section of the A2O open from Awakino to Kurow

TRAIL STATUS UPDATE – New Section of the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail open from Awakino to Kurow SECTION 6 DATE NOTIFIED – 22/12/17 N.B – Details of the new section will be available on the Trail Pages in the New Year. The Awakino to Kurow section of trail will be open at the end […]

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Great Lake Trail Open for Swimming

TRAIL SAFETY UPDATE: Great Lake Trail DATE: 15 December 2017 ISSUE: Algae Blooms no longer present at Lake Taupō Further tests have shown there are no longer Algae Blooms present in the water at Lake Taupō.  We hope everyone enjoys cooling off with a swim after their bike ride. For more information please refer to the media releases […]

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Old Ghost Road Receives IMBA Epic Rides Status

A huge congratulations is in order for the Old Ghost Road which has become one of nine trails in the World to be taken into the International Mountain Bicycling Association’s (IMBA) stable of ‘EPIC Rides’. Nine new trails and rides have been added to the list of demanding, mostly singletrack experiences in remote, backcountry settings. These […]

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Great Lake Trail Swimming Safety Update

TRAIL SAFETY UPDATE: Great Lake Trail DATE: 12 December 2017 ISSUE: Algae Blooms found at Lake Taupō Waikato Regional Council measures bacteria levels in the water at various sites around the edge of Lake Taupō. They have identified an algal bloom on the lake which has been caused by elevated water temperatures and nutrients also present in […]

The New Zealand Cycle Trail produces a Directory of Premium Cycle Experiences promoting well over 100 different cycle tourism packages and experiences on the Great Rides around New Zealand. It’s a fantastic collation of information on the trails and what’s on offer. The Directory combines information on New Zeal...