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/News Hauraki Rail Trail

$3.4m to extend Hauraki Rail Trail

Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis today announced up to $3.4 million in funding to help improve and extend Waikato’s Hauraki Rail Trail. This is the second major investment to be made through the Ngā Haerenga, the New Zealand Cycle Trail Enhancement and Extension Fund and will see the trail extended from Miranda to Kaiaua at one […]

/News Bike to the future awards 2018

New Zealand’s top cycling projects to be recognised in national awards

New Zealand’s best cycling projects will be recognised as nominations open for the 2018 Bike to the Future Awards  – with refreshed award categories to better reflect the sector. The awards are a joint initiative between Cycling Action Network (CAN) and the NZ Transport Agency, aimed at recognising the people and projects contributing to a […]

/Trail Updates Bridge to Nowhere

Mountains to Sea – Mangapurua Track is now OPEN

TRAIL SAFETY UPDATE:  Mountains to Sea Trail DATE:  4 April 2018 ISSUE:  Mangapurua Track is now OPEN We are advised the Mangapurua Track is now open.  It will be muddy, slippery and narrow in some places. Watch out for falling rocks at bluff sites and dismount and walk through narrow sections. Staff are still working on […]

/Trail Updates Arrow River Bridges Delays

 Arrow River Bridges Trail – Delays possible

TRAIL SAFETY UPDATE:  Queenstown Trail DATE:  29 March 2018 ISSUE:  Arrow River Bridges Trail – Delays possible Riders should be prepared for possible slight delays between Wednesday 4th April – Thursday 12th April. The WCG (Wakatipu Wilding Conifer Group) and the Arrowtown Wilding Group are currently carrying out wilding control work on Soho Station on […]

/Trail Updates Waikati River Trails

Waikato River Trails Fully Open for Easter

TRAIL SAFETY UPDATE:  Waikato River Trails DATE: 29 March 2018 ISSUE:  Arapuni Section OPEN for Easter The barriers closing off the Arapuni section from Waipapa Dam through to Waotu South Road will come down last thing today (29.3.18) and will be back in place first thing on Tuesday (3.4.18). Happy Easter biking.  

/Trail Updates Open sign

Pakihi Track Open

TRAIL SAFETY UPDATE:  Motu Trails DATE: 26 March 2018 ISSUE: Pakihi Track is now OPEN The Pakihi Track is again OPEN. DOC cleared the windfalls and some slips last week. Volunteers have done clearing on the lower track and at Boulders where the track has washed out. This Boulders solution is not perfect, but as […]

/News Great Rides APP

Great Rides APP just gets better

Have you discovered the Great Rides APP? With over 600 pages of content stacked with elevation profiles, trail descriptions, trail providers and maps including offline tracking – the app is fast becoming a must have for riders, with maps for each trail section almost done. While the completed app has only been out for just under […]

/Trail Updates Pakihi Track Closed

Pakihi Track Closed

TRAIL SAFETY UPDATE: Motu Trails DATE: 19 March 2018 ISSUE: Pakihi Track Closed DOC will be working on the Pakihi Track this week. To enable this work to happen safely, the track is closed for the week. We apologise for any inconvenience. The Motu Road, Dunes Trail and Rere Falls Trail are open. Thank you.

/Events The Big Easy 2018

The Big Easy 2018

The Big Easy 2018 is all set for 31st March! This wonderful event on the Hawke’s Bay Trails is the ultimate antidote to all those serious lycra laden cycling events held across the country. The Big Easy ride is approximately 42km with riders encouraged to take all day and enjoy the many tasty Hawke’s Bay distractions along […]

/Trail Updates Aviemore Dam

Alps 2 Ocean Aviemore Dam Closed 17th & 18th March

TRAIL STATUS UPDATE – Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail SECTION 6 Otematata to Kurow DATE NOTIFIED – 12 March 2018 ISSUE: Aviemore Dam Closed Saturday and Sunday 17th & 18th March 2018 Meridian Energy have advised they will be performing routine maintenance, replacing the intake screens on the Aviemore Dam from Saturday 17th March at 0700 […]

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