Introducing our National Partners
Plan and book your Great Ride adventures with Ngā Haerenga New Zealand Cycle Trails' awesome national partners – they're experts in making biking holidays memorable.
Awesome NZ cycling holidays made easy
Keen to get out on the Great Rides but not sure where to start? Once Upon A Trip's tailor-made itineraries make for memorable New Zealand cycling holidays whatever your interests and budget – no hassles just fun times with transport, accommodation, activities and some meals taken care of.
Check out their Central Otago/Queenstown itinerary taking in the Lake Dunstan and Queenstown Trail Great Rides, where you can immerse yourself in some of New Zealand's best scenery with fine wines to match, and the bonus of a trip across Lake Wakatipu on the venerable steamship TSS Earnslaw.
Include 3-nights accommodation at the Ramada in Queenstown ($995 pp): Find out more.
Personality packed accommodation
Enjoy New Zealand’s best cycling destinations with Heritage Hotels. Heritage has has nine personality-packed properties on or near our Great Rides – they're the perfect places to prepare or wind down after some pedal-powered exploration.
Keep an eye their website or keep reading our newsletter issue for special discounts, such as their Schools Out offer, where you can 15% when you book for two nights or more.
Stay at cycle-friendly holiday parks
Holiday parks are the perfect accommodation choice for bike-lovers and holidaymakers looking to hit the trails. They're close to most of the Great Rides and have practice space for new cyclists. It's not all about camping and campervans either, New Zealand's holiday parks are also packed with quality built accommodation, from cozy cabins through to luxury motels and apartments.
Holiday Park Association Cycle Hub member parks make your biking holiday even easier by providing advice on local rides as well as bike-cleaning facilities and secure parking, contacts for local mechanics, shuttles and tour operators. Some also have on-site bike hire.
Helping promote NZ tourism for over a century
Looking for inspiration for activities on and off the Great Rides? Check out the AA Traveller's 2022 Must-Do's Cycling guide. It's available at over 500 outlets nationwide, including AA centres, i-SITEs and visitor information centres, and can also be ordered online from the AA Shop (it's free, you just have to pay postage).
Brand-new 2022–23 issue coming out in November.
Fully upgraded and FREE to download!
The only mobile app designed for our Great Rides has been completely upgraded with some fab new features such as bird calls, tree/plant IDs and links to great trail stories. Find out more about the new version of the Great Rides App, and how it's created in this fascinating article.
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Take your Great Ride to the next level with Great Journeys
Great Journeys of New Zealand combine three iconic train journeys – Coastal Pacific, Northern Explorer, TranzAlpine, and the Interislander Cook Strait ferry – a world-class scenic cruise between the capital Wellington and Picton in the Marlborough Sounds. Why not get hop on the TranzAlpine train from Christchurch to Greymouth to the wonderful West Coast Wilderness Trail, or take the train through the beautiful North Island to reach the central volcanic plateau's Great Rides – the Mountains to Sea Ngā Ara Tūhono, Timber Trail and Great Lake Trails?