NZ Great Rides to benefit from government investment

Eleven of NZ's Great Rides of Nga Haerenga, the New Zealand Cycle Trail, are set to benefit from an investment of $770,000 towards their upkeep

Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis says, "The Great Rides play an important part in the offering that our regions have for tourists from overseas and people from around New Zealand.

They showcase some of the best parts of New Zealand and provide people with a unique and exciting experience.


"A range of work is now able to get underway, including safety and signage improvements, upgrading trail surfaces and replacing bridges. These improvements will make sure people continue to experience top class cycling."  

The trails to receive funding are:

  • Motu Trails Charitable Trust: Motu Trail 
  • Queenstown Trails Trust: Queenstown Trails 
  • Hauraki Rail Trail Charitable Trust: Hauraki Rail Trail 
  • Mokihinui-Lyell Backcountry Trust: Old Ghost Road 
  • Bike Taupo Inc: Great Lake Trail 
  • WREDA: Remutaka Cycle Trail 
  • Alps to Ocean Joint Committee: A2O Cycle Trail 
  • Southland District Council: Around the Mountains Cycle Trail 
  • Otago Central Rail Trail Charitable Trust: Otago Central Rail Trail 
  • Nelson City Council: Dun Mountain Trail
  • Westland District Council: West Coast Wilderness Trail

The Maintaining the Quality of Great Rides Fund provides funding to make sure New Zealand’s predominately off-road trails are maintained to the world class standard expected of these premier tracks.

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