Great deals and news from our National Partners

Published 2022-07-03

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

Get 15% discount during the school holidays

Enjoy a fun getaway these school holidays with Heritage Hotel’s School’s Out special. Stay two or more nights and save 15%. Choose from Heritage Hotels' personality packed properties in Paihia, Auckland, Gisborne, New Plymouth, Nelson, Kaikoura, and Cromwell. Available until 24 July 2022. Find out more and book here.

Hanging by the pool at the Heritage

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.

Save on cycling tours & accommodation 

AA Members can save 20% on selected accommodation, plus an additional 10% off by using the code AASAVE10 (T&Cs apply); find out more.

Members can also save 10% on selected guided cycling and hiking tours with Adventure South NZ. From cycle trails, e-biking and road cycling to mountain biking and hiking, these adventures are not to be missed (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). There's a brand-new guide coming out in November 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.

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.

Download the Great Rides App from:


The new-and-improved Great Rides App – easy to use and free to download!