News & Events

/Trail Updates Capburn Bridge OCRT Closed for painting

OCRT Capburn Bridge Closed for Painting

Work will start in the next couple of weeks on the repainting of the Capburn Bridge on the Otago Central Rail Trail.  As part of this work the bridge will be scaffolded and wrapped to contain waste paint as it is removed from the structure.  Due to the scale of containment required the bridge will […]

/Trail Updates St James Cycle Trail

Flooding affecting St James Conservation Area

TRAIL STATUS UPDATE: St James Cycle Trail DATE: 11 October 2017   ISSUE: Flooding affecting St James Conservation Area Recent flooding of the Clarence River has caused major erosion and collaspe of numerous sections of Tophouse Road. Access is still open via Clarence Valley Road to Tophouse Road (via Jacks Pass). The public can access and safely […]

/Trail Updates Land Slip

Rock Fall Closure Timber Trail

TRAIL SAFETY UPDATE: Timber Trail DATE: 29 September 2017 ISSUE: Rock Fall Closure A substantial rock fall has occurred at the 75km mark on the Timber Trail, immediately south of the Ongarue Spiral. The Department of Conservation has closed this area of the track until further notice. A team of Geotech engineers will be assessing […]

/Trail Updates Ohau Weir Flooded

Alps 2 Ocean – Ohau Weir Flooded

TRAIL STATUS UPDATE – Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail (Ohau Weir Closed) SECTION 3 – Twizel to Lake Ohau Lodge DATE NOTIFIED – 26/9/17 ISSUE – 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 […]

/Trail Updates Rabbit Control

Gibbston River Trail Rabbit Control Closures

TRAIL SAFETY UPDATE: Queenstown Trail SECTION: Gibbston River Trail DATE: 18th & 19th September 2017 (6.30pm – 10.00pm) ISSUE: Track Closure Notice – Rabbit Control The Gibbston River Trail will be closed for bunny control on 18th & 19th September from 6.30pm – 10.00pm. Signs will be in place – please do not attempt to ride […]

/Trail Updates Tree Felling Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail

Tree Felling Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail

TRAIL STATUS – Tree felling Tunnel Road & Sections 7 & 8 remain closed DATE NOTIFIED – September 15th, 2017 SECTIONS AFFECTED – 7 Kurow to Oamaru & 8 Duntroon to Oamaru ISSUE # 1 – TREE FELLING AND LOGGING ON TUNNEL ROAD The Trail off Tunnel road will be closed for approximately four weeks […]

/Trail Updates West Coast Wilderness Detour

West Coast Wilderness Trail Detour

TRAIL SAFETY UPDATE:  West Coast Wilderness Trail DATE: 14 September 2017 ISSUE: From Monday 18th September the Mahinapua Track will be closed at the Mananui Sawmill site. Cyclists will not be able to access the track from SH6. From the Woodstock Road cyclists can enter but will need to turn around at the wetlands. Signage and […]

/News Josh Aldridge Trail Manager

Meet Josh Aldridge – Tasman’s Great Taste Trail Manager

Remember that best job we told you about?  Well dreams do come true for some it would seem as The Nelson Taman Cycle Trails Trust appointed Josh Aldridge as its new Trail Manager. Josh moved from Wellington just last week to take up the position.  We’re thrilled to welcome Josh to The New Zealand Cycle […]

/Trail Updates Repairs

Alps 2 Ocean Flood Damage & Repairs Update

TRAIL STATUS – Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail – Sections 7 & 8 remain closed. DATE NOTIFIED – September 13th, 2017 SECTIONS AFFECTED -7 & 8 (Kurow to Duntroon and Duntroon to Oamaru) ISSUE – UPDATE OF FLOOD DAMAGE AND REPAIRS The rivers sections between Kurow & Duntroon should not be ridden (or ridden with […]

/News, Trail Updates Timber Trail Map Live Tracking

Real Time Rider Location on Maps

The mobile version of now offers new rider location functionality, so that riders can see exactly where they are on our network of rides. This interactive mapping works well for trails near towns where there are multiple roads and routes, that can lead to visitors heading off on the wrong route and getting lost. Currently it […]

Here's a fabulous list of essentials from our friends at Motu Trails.  These top tips were written for riders heading to the Pakihi Track, but they apply to all remote trails, and some items are worth carrying on every ride.  If you're a keen mountain biker and enjoying adventuring into the more remote back country t...