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Classic New Zealand Cycle Trails Book Cover Be in the draw to win a fantastic Jonathan Kennett book, and help us give you the best experience on our Cycle Trails by completing this simple and quick survey. All you need to do is click here, select the Trail you’ve ridden, and tell us what you think!

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Lindy Chinnery lives in Lawrence and is our most recent winner of two super Kennett Brothers books for completing a getSmart Survey for the Trails. Lindy is a real adventurer, having recently completed a 1700 km solo biking and camping trip through Canada and the West Coast of the USA. We asked Lindy to share som...

 

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If you’re keen to explore the idea of a manageable back-country ride, take a look at the super new Timber Trail website and learn a little more about one of New Zealand’s best mountain bike wilderness adventures. Since opening in 2013, the 84km Timber Trail through the Pureora Forest in the central North Island ...
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TRAIL SAFETY UPDATE: Motu Trails (Pakihi Track) DATE: 27 November - 8 December 2017 ISSUE: DOC Contractors on the Pakihi Track Please note that between the 27 November and 8 December 2017 DOC Contractors will be carrying out work to the Pakihi Track section of the Motu Trails. Sections totalling around 100 ...

 

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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