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/News NZCT on Instagram

The New Zealand Cycle Trail on Instagram

The New Zealand Cycle Trail now has its own Instagram account, aimed at getting the word (and images) out to a wider domestic and international audience. With our super-scenic landscapes, great attractions and captivating stories, we’re excited to launch this highly visual social media platform. You can find the super cool collection of images here […]

/News Motu Special

Special Events for Motu Trails and Rere Falls Trail

It doesn’t matter who you are, there’s a bike ride for everyone with the third edition of the Motu Special mountain bike event on Sunday 27 August; and the second Rere Falls Trail Adventure Ride following on Sunday 29 October. The Motu Special has five different races: Weet-Bix Tomtit Special, Motu Community House Kiwi Special, […]

/News Otago Central Rail Trail

A Second Win for The Otago Central Rail Trail

Christchurch has been named NZ’s Favourite Place to Ride, taking out the inaugural Top Town Award in the NZ Transport Agency’s annual Favourite Places to Ride competition. The Award was determined by the city or town that received the most nominations across three of the Favourite Places to Ride categories – Urban Ride, Off-Road or […]

/Trail Updates A20 Trail Diversion

Trail Diversion Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail

TRAIL SAFETY UPDATE: Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail DATE ADVISED: 29 May 2017 TRAIL DIVERSION – Weston to Saleyards Road SECTION 8 – Duntroon to Oamaru ISSUE – Please note there will be diversions in place in Weston to allow for subdivision construction work. The work is scheduled to start on June 6th and is […]

/Trail Updates Trail Open

Bridge to Nowhere Track Open

TRAIL SAFETY UPDATE: Mountains to Sea Trail DATE: 17 May 2017 ISSUE: The slip on the Bridge to Nowhere Track has been cleared We are advised the Bridge to Nowhere Track is now Open, however care is required, thank you.

/Trail Updates Bridge to Nowhere

Bridge to Nowhere Track Closure

TRAIL SAFETY UPDATE: Mountains to Sea Trail DATE: 16 May 2017 ISSUE: Slip on the Bridge to Nowhere Track It has been reported that a slip on the Bridge to Nowhere track has occurred today closing the track. A team will be onsite tomorrow morning doing an assessment on what needs to be done to […]

/Trail Updates Waikato River Trails damage

Waikato River Trails trail safety update

TRAIL SAFETY UPDATE: Waikato River Trails DATE: 16 May 2017 ISSUE: Trail Damage – Whakamuru Section Please be aware of the following holes in the trail just before MiCamp (by Dunhams Reserve). Please use detour in place along Ongoroto Road. Thank you.

/Trail Updates

Tree Felling Te Ara Ahi

TRAIL SAFETY UPDATE: Te Ara Ahi DATE: Commencing Tuesday 16 May for two weeks ISSUE: Tree Felling on the Hemo Section of the Trail We are advised that the Council will have contractors felling a stand of old pine next to Te Ara Ahi on the Hemo section from Tuesday 16th 8am. These are at […]

/Trail Updates Duck Hunting

Duck Hunting – Section Closure Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail

TRAIL STATUS UPDATE: Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail SECTION 7: Kurow to Duntroon – Section Closed for duck hunting DATE NOTIFIED: May 3rd 2017 ISSUE: Please note the trail beside the Waitaki River will be closed May 6th & 7th as it is opening weekend for duck hunting season. Signs will be posted on Friday […]

/Trail Updates Duck Shooting Part Trail Closure

Duck Hunting – Part Trail Closure Tasman’s Great Taste Trail

TRAIL SAFETY UPDATE: Tasman’s Great Taste Trail DATE: 6 May 2017 ISSUE: Duck Hunting Season – Part Trail Closure Please note the trail will be closed between Ravensdown on Lower Queen Street to Lansdowne Road from midnight to 10am, and 4pm to midnight on Saturday 6 May 2017. Closure is for only these times on […]

Fancy cycling the greatest rides in the land as a job? That's exactly what trail designer and cartographer Gary Patterson accomplished over the past six months. Gary rode and mapped our 22 Great Rides to develop the first mobile app for the trails. The free app downloaded as 'Great Rides' from Apple's App Store ...