NZ Cycle Trails
Heading towards Wedderburn from Oturehua |  <i>Lachlan Gardiner</i>

Biking on the New Zealand Cycle Trail network is one of the best ways to discover NZ’s stunning landscapes, local hospitality and unique culture. Predominantly off-road, these purpose-built cycle trails are suited for people of all ages and abilities, from beginner and ‘rusty riders’ to experienced cyclists.

‘Nga Haerenga, The New Zealand Cycle Trails’ came to life with funding from the Government in 2009 as a way to generate economic, social and environmental benefits for NZ communities. Today, more than 1 million people per year use the 23 dedicated Great Rides. ‘Nga Haerenga’ means ‘The Journeys’, and in both in a physical and spiritual sense, this is exactly the experience of riding the trails.

 

Along every track there are opportunities to stop and take in the uninterrupted views; views not accessible by any other form of transport. Part of the experience is also exploring remote townships and iconic landmarks along the way.

 

For the Central Otago Trails, take a look at our single to multi-day Cycle Trail options and join us on an adventure of a lifetime.  

 

Otago Central Rail Trail - Muttontown |  <i>Lachlan Gardiner</i>

OTAGO CENTRAL RAIL TRAIL

The trail delves deep into the heart of Central Otago as it winds its way through the vast rocky landscapes, spectacular gorges, railway tunnels, viaducts, and preserved gold mining settlements.

Roxburgh Gorge |  <i>Clutha Jet</i>

ROXBURGH GORGE TRAIL

Nestled along the Clutha River, the Roxburgh Gorge Trail is a fantastic way to get a glimpse of Central Otago’s natural history, stunning landscapes and gold mining heritage.

Pinders Pond, Clutha Gold Trail |  <i>Kaye Wilson</i>

CLUTHA GOLD TRAIL

The 73km trail is undulating, flat and meandering following gentle riverside pathways and an old railway line. Riders are lead alongside the powerful and fast flowing Clutha Mata-au River.

Cyclists in front of Lake Wakatipu on the Queenstown Trails

QUEENSTOWN TRAILS

Stretching between Queenstown, Arrowtown and Gibbston Valley, the trails offer a unique view of New Zealand’s stunning adventure capital, taking in old goldmining villages, suspension bridges, vineyards, pristine rivers and much more

Cycling the Tekapo Canals |  <i>Daniel Thour</i>

ALPS 2 OCEAN CYCLE TRAIL

At 301km, the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail is New Zealand’s longest continuous cycle trail, taking you from the base of the mighty Southern Alps to the coastal town of Oamaru ...

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