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If you’re looking for a cool biking adventure with the kids this school holidays, then look no further than the Tourism New Zealand Guide to The New Zealand Cycle Trail for help. This handy downloadable booklet provides some useful questions to ask yourself when choosing a trail, along with a brief introduction to al...


Motu Trails will benefit hugely from Aucklander Garth Barfoot’s $100,000 donation towards on-trail projects. Garth is a legend in the world of triathlon/IRONMAN, both for his many years of competing and for the major support he has given to the sport and to athletes. Now his support and generosity become a key ...
TRAIL SAFETY UPDATE: Queenstown Trail DATE: 16 July 2018 ISSUE: Rabbit control operation under way - dogs prohibited on Twin Rivers Trail & Arrow River Bridges Trail Please be aware that a rabbit control operation is now under way on either side of the Queenstown Trail as detailed on the map below. T...


Jason Menard
This is New Zealand, in all its colour and beauty – from the highest mountain, past great lakes and river, down to the ocean. It's a journey that will stay with you always. JASON MENARD – Tourism Waitaki
Jonathan Kennett, Cycling Author
The remote west coast is one of the Far North’s better-kept secrets. Outside holiday season, the Kauri Coast Cycleway presents a sparsely populated, dramatic landscape that is a dream come true for cyclists. JONATHAN KENNETT – Cycling Author
John Dunn, New Zealand Cycle Trail
Cyclists will be attracted to the Queenstown Trail because of the iconic mountain scenery and the existing tourism attractions such as the wineries and the Kawarau Bungy venture. JOHN DUNN – Former Programme Manager, NZ Cycle Trail
Tony Lepper - Mayor, Central Otago District
The Roxburgh Gorge Trail is an exciting addition to Central Otago’s trail network, traversing a fantastically remote part of our district which boasts a rich cultural heritage. TONY LEPPER – Mayor, Central Otago District
Kate Wilkinson, former Minister of Conservation
The St James Trail is a real tourism asset and I have no doubt it will draw thousands of cyclists a year. The landscape is stunning. KATE WILKINSON – Former Minister of Conservation