Great deals and news from our National Partners

Published 2022-03-23

Plan and book your Autumn Great Ride adventures with special deals, new tours and other tempting offers from Ngā Haerenga New Zealand Cycle Trails' awesome national partners.

Treat the kids and get 15% discount

Treat the kids to an adventure these school holidays with Heritage Hotels. Save 15% when you book two or more nights at participating hotels from the Bay of Islands to Otago and lots of spots in between, from 14 April to 1 May 2022. Find out more.

Heritage Hotels' has personality-packed properties on or near our Great Rides – they're the perfect places to prepare or wind down after some pedal-powered exploration.

Hanging by the pool at the Heritage

Save on car rental & accommodation 

AA Members can save 15% on car rentals with GO Rentals – perfect for your autumn road trip! T&Cs apply; find out more.

Members can also save an extra 10% off selected accommodation with AA Traveller, from holiday homes and apartments to hotels and motels. T&Cs apply; find out more.

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).

FREE downloads of two essential apps!

The only mobile app designed for our Great Rides is free to download.

Download the Great Rides App from:


Find out more about the Great Rides App, which is currently being refreshed on a fab, new, easy-to-use platform. Great new features include bird calls, plant IDs and links to awesome trail stories.

The Great Rides App also has a sister: the Great Hikes App. This new free app covers all NZ's Great Walks in rich detail, works fully offline, offers GPS tracking and has 100s of pages of content, photos, video and maps. It's an essential companion to its fab older brother.

Find out more and download the app here.

The refreshed and brilliant Great Rides App - easy to use and free too!

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.

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.

To find a Cycle Hub holiday park, download the free Holiday Parks App. or visit their website.

Creeksyde Queenstown Holiday Park – charming and cycle friendly.

Awesome cycling holidays made easy

Once Upon A Trip's tailor-made itineraries make for memorable New Zealand holidays whatever your interests and budget – no hassles just fun times with transport, accommodation, activities and some meals taken care of. 

The Great Rides of New Zealand are a Once Upon A Trip speciality with itineraries for the Pou Herenga Tai Twin Coast Cycle Trail in the Far North all the way down to the epic Great Rides of Central Otago and Queenstown. Let them sort out all the logistics while you sit back and enjoy the ride. Find out more.

Out-of-this-world vistas and great cycling on the new Lake Dunstan Trail (Lee Slater).

Kids go cheap on the TranzAlpine

Book an awesome family adventure aboard the TranzAlpine this Easter with $20 child fares! Find out more.

The Great Journeys of New Zealand are also giving folk a chance to win one of five $100 travel vouchers if you complete their survey.

The TranzAlpine – a wonderful way to get to the West Coast (Great Journeys of New Zealand).