Great deals and news from our National Partners

Published 2021-07-28

Start planning your next cycling adventure with special deals, new tours and other tempting offers from Ngā Haerenga New Zealand Cycle Trails' awesome national partners.

Discounts on extra-special accommodation

Get 10% off your next stay at personality-packed Heritage Hotels' on or near our Great Rides – they're the perfect places to prepare or wind down after some pedal-powered exploration.

Discount applies to Sea Spray Suites (Paihia, Bay of Islands), Portside Hotel (Gisborne), CityLife Wellington and Heritage Queenstown. Ts & Cs apply; direct bookings only. Valid for stays up to 30 October 2021 (29 Septmber for CityLife Wellington). Find out more here.

The Heritage Collection Lake Resort is offering stay 4 nights/pay 3, and stay 6 nights/pay 5; plus free dinners for the kids. This stunning property is located in Cromwell right on the new Lake Dunstan trail and close to other Great Rides. It's the ideal base for a cycling holiday, and to enjoy all the attractions the Wānaka and Queenstown region has to offer. Ts & Cs apply; direct bookings only (email stay@lakeresort.co.nz, code: NZ Cycle Trail). Valid for stays up to 15 October 2021. Find out more about the Lake Resort here.   

Sea Spray Suites – rooms as impressive as the views (Heritage Hotels).


New trips and a new trail to explore 

New Zealand's largest cycle tour operator, Adventure South, raises the bar with a bunch of new guided trips combining Great Rides, Heartland Rides and other scenic routes linking must-see sights and activities. Here are just three options to get your wheels spinning.

LAKE DUNSTAN & THREE GORGES

Ride the amazing new Lake Dunstan trail as well as the Clutha Gold and Roxburgh Gorge trails on this five-day tour ex. Queenstown. Charming country towns and warm hospitality are all part of the package, as is delicious food & wine and ample opportunity to meet the locals. Find out more.

The fabulous Cromwell Gorge on the Lake Dunstan trail (Adventure South NZ).

WAIRARAPA & HAWKE'S BAY BACK ROADS

Enjoy a week-long cycling holiday around the south-eastern corner of the North Island. Starting in Wellington, highlights include the Remutaka Rail Trail, Martinborough wine country, Hawke's Bay's best attractions by bike, and peaceful Manawatu cycleways including the legendary Gentle Annie Road. Find out more.

Quality pit stops with Adventure South NZ (Lachlan Gardiner).

TIMBER TRAIL, WAIKATO & GREAT LAKE CYCLE TRAIL

Experience some of the Central North Island's best riding on this five-day tour, ex. Auckland. Journey along New Zealand's  longest river and its largest lake, as well as the remarkable and history-rich Pureora Forest. Includes a two-night stay at the Timber Trail Lodge – a highly memorable way to top of this very special adventure. Find out more.

The Timber Trail's 141m long, 53m high Maramataha suspension bridge (Adventure South NZ).


FREE downloads of two essential apps!

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

Download the app from:

 

Find out more about the Great Rides App here.

The Great Rides App now 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.

Gary Paterson mapping the Paparoa Track – a Great Walk and an amazing ride! (Great Hikes App).


A grand Central Otago Tour

See Central Otago’s top sights and hidden gems with Once Upon a Trip, who specialises in tailor-made itineraries to suit individual needs.

Enjoy New Zealand's original Great Ride and a freshly built beauty on their five-day Lake Dunstan and Otago Central Rail trails tour. Visit iconic towns including Naseby, St Bathans and Clyde, bike around the wineries, and even try your hand at curling.

Tours are $1900 per person ($240 e-bike supplement) and include Queenstown airport transfers, four nights’ accommodation and some meals. Find out more.
 

Grand vistas on the new Lake Dunstan trail (Lee Slater).


Take a TranzAlpine winter trip

Add some wow-factor to your winter holiday with a trip on the TranzAlpine train between Christchurch and Greymouth. Snowy peaks, frosty valleys, fast-flowing rivers and crystal-clear air make winter a wonderful time to cross the Southern Alps by rail.

Winter prices start from $89 per person. Cycle trail operators offer pick-ups and various tour packages for the West Coast Wilderness Trail and other Great Rides from Greymouth. Find out more

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


10% discount off selected accommodation  

AA members can enjoy 10% extra discount in addition to any advertised discounts for holidays up to Christmas. All you need is the AA Member code AASAVE10 and your AA Membership number.

Bookings must be made by 30 September 2021, for travel up to 31 December. Find out 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.

New Zealand 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.

Creeksyde Queenstown Holiday Park – charming and cycle friendly.