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With three Trails to choose from, or the option of combining them all, the Motu Trails offer a range of cycling itineraries depending on your age, fitness level and riding ability.  You can ride for a few hours, or a few days, with trails ranging from an easy coastal ride to an advanced mountain bike ride deep in the ...


Tasman’s Great Taste Trail has been granted $2.4m in funding for it to be extended and upgraded to a multi-day ride. The investment is the first major deployment of the Nga Haerenga, the New Zealand Cycle Trail: Enhancement and Extension Fund, which provides up to $6m annually for extending and improving the Gre...
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...


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