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The New Zealand Cycle Trail produces a Directory of Premium Cycle Experiences promoting well over 100 different cycle tourism packages and experiences on the Great Rides around New Zealand. It’s a fantastic collation of information on the trails and what’s on offer. The Directory combines information on New Zeal...


An amazing new ‘installation’ is now in place on the Hawke’s Bay Trails. Over the past year Hawkes Bay Regional Council in collaboration, have been installing a ‘Celestial Star Compass’ at Waitangi Regional Park, near Clive. The transformation of this area is part of a long-term collaboration between the ...
TRAIL STATUS UPDATE: Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail SECTION 1 - Mt Cook to Braemar Rd DATE NOTIFIED - 17/01/2018 CAUTION! Trail Washout - Erosion between Tasman Point and Jollie River   ISSUE - A Small section of the trail has been washed out between Tasman Point and Jollie River Carpark. Please take extr...


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