Find Your Ride

Showcasing some of New Zealand’s most amazing landscapes, our 22 Great Rides are also an exciting and environmentally sustainable way to reach must-see sights and activities.

Find connecting Heartland Rides

Clutha Gold Trail

Grade

Easiest: 50%

Easy: 50%

Intermediate: 0%

Advanced: 0%

Expert: 0%

Location Black Otago
Clock Black 73km / 2 Days
Star Black Clutha River / gold mining heritage / country towns
13 CLUTHA GOLD

Stretching between the pretty rural towns of Roxburgh and Lawrence, the Clutha Gold Trail winds through the changing landscapes and colourful history of the mighty Clutha Mata-au River.

Hauraki Rail Trail

Grade

Easiest: 98%

Easy: 2%

Intermediate: 0%

Advanced: 0%

Expert: 0%

Location Black Waikato
Clock Black 160km / 1–4 days
Star Black Shorebird Coast / Karangahake Gorge / rural country & towns
02 HAURAKI RAIL

This cruisy ride around the coast and through countryside offers close encounters with rare birds, rural life, and a bushy gorge full of gold mining history.

Hawke's Bay Trails

Grade

Easiest: 70%

Easy: 20%

Intermediate: 10%

Advanced: 0%

Expert: 0%

Location Black Hawke's Bay
Clock Black 200km / 1–4 days
Star Black coast & countryside / food & wine / architecture
03 HAWKES BAY

Explore Hawke’s Bay’s landscapes and attractions on easy day rides around Napier and Hastings and throughout the Herataunga Plains.

Otago Central Rail Trail

Grade

Easiest: 100%

Easy: 0%

Intermediate: 0%

Advanced: 0%

Expert: 0%

Location Black Otago
Clock Black 152km / 1–5 days
Star Black epic landscapes / pioneer history / easy riding
16 OTAGO CENTRAL RAIL

A New Zealand’s original Great Ride follows an old railway line through beautiful, big-sky country with the bonus of legendary hospitality.

Tasman’s Great Taste Trail

Grade

Easiest: 0%

Easy: 60%

Intermediate: 40%

Advanced: 0%

Expert: 0%

Location Black Nelson/Tasman
Clock Black 174km / 1–4 days
Star Black coastal & rural scenery / food, wine & art / seaside vibe
21 TASMANS GREAT TASTE

Enjoy a leisurely tour along sparkling coastline and through picturesque countryside dotted with galleries, vineyards and restaurants.

The Queenstown Trail

Grade

Easiest: 0%

Easy: 70%

Intermediate: 20%

Advanced: 10%

Expert: 0%

Location Black Otago
Clock Black 120km / 1–4 days
Star Black alpine grandeur / wineries & cafes / pioneer history
18 QUEENSTOWN

Offering everything from easy lakeside jaunts to all-day adventures around the Wakatipu Basin, the Queenstown Trail serves up sublime scenery while linking many of the region's famous attractions.

Twin Coast Cycle Trail

Grade

Easiest: 75%

Easy: 20%

Intermediate: 5%

Advanced: 0%

Expert: 0%

Location Black Northland
Clock Black 87km / 2 days
Star Black bicultural heritage / varied scenery / warm hospitality
09 TWIN COAST

Stretching between the Bay of Islands and Hokianga Harbour, Pou Herenga Tai Twin Coast Cycle Trail reveals pretty coastal and inland scenery, and the stories of how Aotearoa New Zealand came to be.

West Coast Wilderness Trail

Grade

Easiest: 0%

Easy: 70%

Intermediate: 30%

Advanced: 0%

Expert: 0%

Location Black West Coast
Clock Black 133km / 4–5 days
Star Black ocean, rainforest & lakes / mountain views / rich heritage
22 WEST COAST WILDERNESS

Explore the wild West Coast on a heritage trail amidst rainforest, pristine rivers, tranquil lakes and rugged beaches – all flanked by the stunning panoramas of the mighty Southern Alps.