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Temporary closure on Twin Rivers Trail

** TEMPORARY TRAIL CLOSURE – QUEENSTOWN TRAIL (Twin Rivers Trail) ** From Monday November 16th the Twin Rivers Trail (the lower trail alongside the Kawarau River east of the pump station) on the Queenstown Trail will be closed for repair for approximately two days. Please make alternative plans if you use this trail regularly. Queenstown […]

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Te Ara Ahi open again after fire

TE ARA AHI – TRAIL UPDATE – The Rotorua Lakes Council have confirmed the Sulphur Bay section of Te Ara Ahi has reopened. This section was closed yesterday while crews mopped up and extinguished a number of sulphur fires resulting from Sunday’s scrub fire. Riders are advised to stay on the trail at all times […]

/News, Trail Updates Slip on the Timber Trail

Significant slip on the Timber Trail

ALERT / IMPORTANT NOTICE: There has been a significant slip at the 60km marker along the Timber Trail. This is the section between Piropiro and Ongarue. At this stage DOC do not propose to close the track and are taking advice on the safest way to remove the boulders. Cyclists will need to be nimble […]

/News, Trail Updates Te Ara Ahi cycle trail

Fire damage along the Te Ara Ahi

There has been fire damage in a few places crossing the Te Ara Ahi Cycle Trail. There is no damage to bridges or infrastructure, however the Sulphur Point end of the Trail is currently closed. Riders are able to ride around the damaged area alongside the Te Ngae Road. Please ride safely and with caution […]

/Events Waikati River Trails

The Taniwha – Saturday 7 November 2015

The Taniwha is set to hit the trails on Saturday 7 November 2015. This event celebrates the endeavours undertaken by the Waikato River Trails Trust over the past 13 years, culminating in around 100km of top quality trails, most of it on previously inaccessible land along the mighty Waikato River. This epic, challenging yet achievable […]

/News Motu Trails

DoC funding spins wheels for Motu Trails Trust

Fantastic news announced today with another positive boost confirmed for the Motu Trails Charitable Trust, with funding support from the Department of Conservation. The Trust, which promotes the Motu Trails and activities associated with them, will receive $15,000 funding under DOC’s Community Conservation Partnerships Fund, Putea Tautiaki Hapori. Funding will support the Trust to further […]

/Events Motu Challenge

Motu Challenge – Saturday 10 October 2015

Taking place this Saturday 10th October is Opotiki’s 22nd Motu Challenge. It’s one of the country’s premier multisport races, and regarded as the North Island’s premium multisport event. Previous winners include Richard and Elina Ussher, and Sam Clark among many other top-class athletes who have competed. A gruelling but fun event held in and around […]

/Events, News Ashley Cassin riding the Alps 2 ocean cycle trail

Ashley Cassin – on course for a cause

The Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail has had a flurry of media coverage over the last few weeks. One of the stories was about Ashley Cassin, a man who most certainly likes a challenge. Ashley who is from the West Coast pledged to ride the entire 301km Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail in one day […]

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Pou are a vibrant addition to the Motu Trails Cycleway

Many of Nga Haerenga’s cycle trails are steeped in history and folklore. These recently sited Maori Pou (or poles) are a vibrant addition to the Motu Trails Cycleway, and make quite an impression with their commanding colourful presence. The Motu Trails offer incredible biking along stunning beaches and through native forest. With three trails to […]

/Trail Updates West Coast Wilderness Cycle Trail construction map

West Coast Wilderness Trail building update

Great progress is being made along the Ross to Ruatapu section of the West Coast Wilderness Trail. We think it might be prudent to mark this indelibly on your Summer horizon. This final section of the trail from Hokitika to Ross is 36km and follows a mix of new trail and historic tramline to the […]

Majestic rugged mountains, spectacular glaciers, wild coastlines, emerald blue lakes - it’s all here and within reach. New Zealand boasts an amazing variety of landscapes and equally amazing biking. This ultimate 14 day adventure offers the perfect opportunity to ride 3 of the famous cycle trails allowing you to achi...