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HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND                                                                                                    ...
HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND                                                                                                    ...
HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND                                                                                                    ...
HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND                                                                                                    ...
HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND                                                                                                    ...
HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND                                                                                                    ...
HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND                                                                                                    ...
HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND                                                                                                    ...
HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND                                                                                                    ...
HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND                                                                                                    ...
HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND                                                                                                    ...
HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND                                                                                                    ...
HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND                                                                                                    ...
HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND                                                                                                    ...
HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND                                                                                                    ...
HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND                                                                                                    ...
HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND                                                                                                    ...
HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND                                                                                                    ...
HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND                                                                                                    ...
HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND                                                                                                    ...
HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND                                                                                                    ...
HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND                                                                                                    ...
HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND                                                                                                    ...
HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND                                                                                                    ...
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  1. 1. NEW ZEALAND’SPREMIUM CYCLETOURISM EXPERIENCESFeaturing 18 New Great Rides Around New Zealand 2011/2012 www.nzcycletrail.com
  2. 2. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONFOREWORDNew Zealand is an outstanding visitor destination, and there’s NELSON / TASMANno doubt that one of the best ways to explore it is by cycling. CONTENTSNga Haerenga, The New Zealand Cycle Trail is designedto showcase the very best of our country – our spectacularscenery, unique culture, and first-class Kiwi hospitality.We’re committed to giving visitors a friendly welcome and making sure they As Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, I encourage you to promote Nga CANTERBURY NORTHLANDhave a lot of fun along the way. Haerenga, The New Zealand Cycle Trail to your clients. It’d be a great addition to any trip to New Zealand, no matter how short or long.As you’ll see in this manual, the trails cater for a range of cycling abilities frombeginners and families to more experienced and competitive riders. We’d love to welcome more visitors to our home and show them around.There are all sorts of options to stop along the way, head off the beaten track, Best wishes,and experience New Zealand. WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTYBecause no matter how familiar you are with our great country, there’s always WEST COASTmore to discover about our land and its people.There’s so much to see – from sparkling beaches and pristine lakes, to soaringalpine playgrounds, volcanoes and geysers. Rt Hon John KeyThere’s so much to taste – some of the best fresh food in the world served by Prime Minister and Minister of Tourismtop-class chefs, and an array of wines from almost every corner of the country.And there’s so much to do – from visiting a marae and learning the stories and CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLANDtraditions of Maori, playing golf on one of over 400 courses, enjoying our caféand bar culture, or joining us for the Rugby World Cup 2011. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 2
  3. 3. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONINTRODUCTIONNga Haerenga, The New Zealand Cycle Trail (NZCT) is a government- NELSON / TASMANled project to build a network of world class cycle trails. The idea behind CONTENTSthis $50 million project was to build a network of cycle trails that wouldnot only be a healthy and enjoyable way for Kiwis and internationalvisitors to see the country but would also provide economic, social andenvironmental benefits for New Zealand communities. CANTERBURY NORTHLANDThe brand Nga Haerenga means “the journeys”, both in a physical and spiritual The Great Rides offer a wonderful range of cycling experiences for visitors to enjoysense, and this is exactly the sort of experience we want visitors to New Zealand including excursions that last only an hour or two through to a 15 day tour thatto enjoy. The 18 Great Rides under NZCT are across New Zealand and will be incorporates parts of four different cycle trails.a key draw-card for international visitors. With one Great Ride completed (St The 18 Great Rides also link with a wide variety of attractions and activitiesJames Cycle Trail) and sections of eleven further trails already in use, these trails including kayaking, hiking and helicopter rides to more relaxed pursuits like spas,are already showcasing the very best that New Zealand has to offer in terms WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY sailing, luxury accommodation, and fine wine and food.of our iconic landscapes, culture and communities. This directory of premium We trust you will enjoy using this directory to learn details of the 18 new cycle trails WEST COASTcycle tourism experiences also includes New Zealand’s most well known cycle and the Otago Central Rail Trail, plus the 50 tourism businesses offering 63 differenttrail, The Otago Central Rail Trail. options for your clients.Due to be fully constructed by summer 2012-2013, these new trails areabout cycling but they are also about adventure, fitness and health; they are Contact Details:about having a holiday and getting away from it all; and taking time to share For further information on Nga Haerenga, New Zealand Cycle Trail,exhilarating outdoor experiences with friends and family. please contact either Craig Wilson: Email: craig@qualitytourism.co.nz,Fifty tourism businesses have featured 63 new tourism experiences in this first-ever Mobile: +64 27 241 0549 or Sarah Berry: Email: sarah.berry@med.govt.nz, CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLANDproduct directory for the 18 Great Rides under Nga Haerenga, The New Zealand Mobile: +64 21 221 3274. www.nzcycletrail.comCycle Trail. The experiences available on the new Great Rides range from $36 for DISCLAIMER: Every attempt has been made to ensure this information, provided on behalf individual cycle trails and businesses, is correct at the timeentry to cycle friendly attractions - and bike hire from $48 per day - to luxury all of publication. The Ministry of Economic Development will not be held liable for any losses due to the use of any material in this publication. Nor will theinclusive guided tour and accommodation packages for over $5,000 per person. Ministry of Economic Development be held liable for any action or actions taken or not taken on the basis of the information published or for errors or omissions. (May 2011) 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 3
  4. 4. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONNORTH ISLAND Twin Coast Cycle Trail Great Rides Otago Central Rail Trail N WHANGAREI NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTS AUCKLAND Hauraki Rail Trail Motu Trails CANTERBURY Waikato River Trails NORTHLAND Pureora Timber Trail ROTORUA TAUPO WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY Lake Track Pathway of Fire WEST COAST NAPIER Ruapehu-Whanganui Trails WHANGANUI Hawke’s Bay Trails CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND WELLINGTON DISCLAIMER: This map is for illustrative purposes only and does not intend to be accurate. Nga Haerenga, the New Zealand Cycle Trail project does not accept any liability for any inaccuracies or any decisions made based on this map. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 4
  5. 5. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONSOUTH ISLAND Great Rides Nelson/Tasman Trails N Otago Central Rail Trail NELSON The Old Ghost Road NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTS Westland Wilderness Trail GREYMOUTH St James Cycle Trail CHRISTCHURCH CANTERBURY NORTHLAND The Queenstown Trail Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY QUEENSTOWN WEST COAST Otago Central Rail Trail Roxburgh Gorge Trail DUNEDIN Clutha Gold Trail Around the Mountains INVERCARGILL CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND DISCLAIMER: This map is for illustrative purposes only and does not intend to be accurate. Nga Haerenga, the New Zealand Cycle Trail project does not accept any liability for any inaccuracies or any decisions made based on this map. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 5
  6. 6. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONCONTENTSFOREWORD 2 CENTRAL NORTH ISLANDINTRODUCTION & MAPS 3 PUREORA TIMBER TRAIL 42NORTHLAND Awhina Wilderness Experience 44 NELSON / TASMAN Pa Harakeke 48 CONTENTSTWIN COAST CYCLE TRAIL 8Flying Kiwi Adventures 10 LAKE TRACK (TAUPO) 50Paheke Bed and Breakfast 12 Chris Jolly Outdoors 52 Wilderness Escapes 54WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY - - RUAPEHU - WHANGANUI TRAILS (NGA ARA TUHONO) 56HAURAKI RAIL TRAIL 14 Adrift Outdoor Adventure 58Clark Lodge Waihi 16 Chateau Tongariro 60NZ Pedaltours 18 CANTERBURY NORTHLAND Mountain Bike Station 62WAIKATO RIVER TRAIL 20 Whanganui River Tours/Tamara Lodge 66Out in the Styx Guest House 22 HAWKES BAY / EASTLANDMOTU TRAILS 24Adventure South 26 HAWKE’S BAY TRAILS 70 Bike About Tours Ltd 72PATHWAY OF FIRE (TE ARA AHI) 28 WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY Coastal Wine Cycles 74Hells Gate 30 Cycle Turismo 76 WEST COASTPure Cruise Ltd & Multi Day Adventures Ltd 32 FishBike 78Te Puia (The New Zealand Maori Arts & Crafts Institute) 34 Takaro Trails Cycle Tours 80Waimangu Volcanic Valley Ltd 36Wai Ora Lakeside Resort 38Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland 40 CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 6
  7. 7. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONCONTENTSNELSON / TASMAN OTAGO / SOUTHLANDNELSON TASMAN TRAILS 82 THE QUEENSTOWN TRAIL 134 NELSON / TASMANBiking Nelson 84 Picnic Bike Tour Co Cycle De Vine 136 CONTENTSFlying Kiwi Adventures 86 Vertigo Bikes 138Nelson Cycle Hire Ltd 88 ROXBURGH GORGE TRAIL 140Simply Wild 90 Clutha River Adventures 142The Gentle Cycling Company 92 CLUTHA GOLD TRAIL 144WEST COAST Lake Roxburgh Lodge 146THE OLD GHOST ROAD 96 AROUND THE MOUNTAINS 148Helicopter Charter Karamea 98 Around the Mountains Cycle Trail Ltd 150 CANTERBURY NORTHLANDWESTLAND WILDERNESS TRAIL 100 Arrowtown House Boutique Hotel 154Awatuna Homestead 102 OTAGO CENTRAL RAIL TRAIL 156Wild West Adventures 104 Adventure South 158 Clutha River Cruises 160CANTERBURY Cycle Surgery Rail Trail Ltd 162ST JAMES CYCLE TRAIL 108 WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY Hawkdun Lodge 164Hanmer Springs Adventure Centre 110 Kokonga Lodge 166 WEST COASTALPS 2 OCEAN CYCLE TRAIL 112 Luxury Rail Trail Tours Ltd 168Adventure South 114 Off the Rails 170Alps 2 Ocean Cycles Ltd 116 Olivers Central Otago 172Cycle Journeys 118 Trail Journeys Ltd 174Glentanner Park (Mount Cook) Ltd 120Heartland Lodge 122 CENTRAL NORTH ISLANDHelibike 124 OTAGO / SOUTHLANDHot Tubs Omarama 128Mount Cook Hotel Collection 130Trail Journeys 132 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 7
  8. 8. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTION NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTS CANTERBURY NORTHLANDTWIN COAST WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY STATUS: SECTIONS OPENCYCLE TRAIL WEST COAST % COMPLETED: 28% GRADE: EASY DURATION: 2 DAYS TOTAL LENGTH: 84KMPOU HERENGA TAI i-SITE INFO: http://www.fndc.govt.nz/about- the-district/visitor-information “The Far North features many areas of outstanding natural beauty within “This trail tells the story of an emerging CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLANDa unique coastal environment. The 72km Twin Coast Cycle Trail will nation, capturing the heritage of both Maori and pioneer settlers, telling theirpass through the centre of the Far North district between the picturesque stories along the way.”Hokianga Harbour and the famously beautiful Bay of Islands, riding through Wayne Brown - FAR NORTH DISTRICT COUNCIL MAYORsome of New Zealand’s earliest European and Maori settlements. The trailwill cater for all levels of riding ability including beginners and families. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 8
  9. 9. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONBACKGROUNDER • Horeke and the tranquility and beauty of the upper reaches of theThe Twin Coast Cycle Trail - Pou Herenga Tai will pass through some of New Hokianga Harbour; andZealands earliest European and Maori settlements and the Far North District, • Opportunities for Marae visits and stays. which gave birth to the Treaty of Waitangi and offers many sites of historical andcultural significance. BEST TIME TO RIDE The trail will be open throughout the year. The majority of the trail follows aThe trail’s construction has been divided into four stages. The first section to be NELSON / TASMAN former railway corridor, making any gradients easy to manage.completed will be 14km of the old rail corridor between Kaikohe and Okaihau. CONTENTSThe next trail stages will run for 34km from Kaikohe to Kawakawa, 25km from GETTING THEREOkaihau to Horeke and a further 11km from Kawakawa to Opua. The route will The trail starts at Horeke on the West Coast and runs through to Opua on theinclude some gentle climbs with wide paths, enabling cyclists to travel side-by- East Coast. It can be accessed from a number of towns along the trail includingside for most of the journey. Kaikohe.The Far North features many areas of outstanding natural beauty within a Trail partners: The trail is a joint initiative of the Far North District Council,unique coastal environment. It can boast of up to 2000 hours of sunshine each Ministry for Social Development and The New Zealand Cycle Trail project.year and some of the best weather in New Zealand. The trail will cross rural farm CANTERBURY NORTHLANDcountry and pass through a number of small towns, with some sections following RELATED LINKSancient Maori walking and hunting tracks. At its highest points riders will have Far North District Council: http://www.fndc.govt.nz/panoramic views to the east and west coasts.A unique feature of this trail will be a series of Pou, carved by iwi, which willbe erected along the trail route to recall the history and stories of both iwi andPakeha settlements in and around the area. WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTYHighlights will include: WEST COAST• Opua, the gateway to the Bay of Islands and the maritime centre for the Far North;• Kawakawa, home to the renowned Hundertwasser public toilets and famous for its active rail corridor down the centre of the main street;• Kaikohe, which features sites of early Maori-European contact and conflict, and the Kaikohe Pioneer Village with its museum of early settlement and CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND transport plus an extraordinary begonia display; OTAGO / SOUTHLAND• Lake Omapere, the Far Norths largest natural lake;• Okaihau, a hub of early agricultural settlement and development;• The rail tunnel at Okaihau – an integral part of the trail route; 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 9
  10. 10. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONFLYING KIWI NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTSADVENTURES CANTERBURY NORTHLANDFlying Kiwi is perfect for cyclists who want to experience the Contact Details:outdoor beauty and excitement of New Zealand. All trips provide WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY Name(s): Dennis Christiangreat flexibility and unbeatable value – enabling clients to choose Phone: +64 3 547 0171 WEST COASTfrom a range of excellent bike rides, outstanding hikes and Address: 4B Forests Road, PO Box 680, Nelson, New Zealandexhilarating adventure activities everyday. Email: dennis@flyingkiwi.com Website: http://www.flyingkiwi.comMeals, accommodation and transport are all included and thereare options to hire bikes or bring your own. The trips are suitablefor all fitness levels and appeal to a wide range of age groups andnationalities. CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLANDTrips range from 3-27 days, cover both islands and with options totake extended breaks, there’s something for everyone. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 10
  11. 11. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONREVERSE TRAVERSE MEDIA ANGLESoak up the best of New Zealand on this great journey from South to North. Flying Kiwi was NZ’s top rated budget operator in National Geographic’s “BestThis trip takes in some of the most diverse and dramatic scenery in the World. Adventure Travel Companies on Earth” in the following categories; biking, hiking,You will visit the best National Parks, exploring glaciers, fiords, golden beaches, multisport, nature/wildlife and cultural encounters.turquoise waters, rugged coastlines and dramatic mountain formations. Add in The company was also the only NZ operator to be listed in this year’s Worlda superb selection of activities, hikes and bike rides and you have the perfect Travel Awards NELSON / TASMANrecipe for the trip of a lifetime. CONTENTSThe trip also provides the chance to soak up true kiwi culture with an overnightstay in a Marae and a traditional Hangi included.There are a range of excellent bike ride options integrated into the trip and alsothe chance to tackle some of New Zealand’s recently launched “great rides”.These include the Queenstown trail, the Westland Wilderness trail, the Old Ghostroad and the Nelson/Tasman trails.There are a range of optional activities available on this trip including: CANTERBURY NORTHLANDExcellent hikes (for all levels), dolphin swimming, sailing, sea kayaking,sandboarding, skydiving, bungy jumping, white and black water rafting,paragliding, horse riding, glacier hiking or Heli hiking.The trip visits many of the most spectacular spots in New Zealand including:Paparoa National Park, stunning Bay of Islands, cruise the Marlborough Sounds, WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTYadrenalin rush of Queenstown, chilling Glaciers, picturesque Abel TasmanNational Park, amazing Waitomo Caves, real Lord of the Rings country, the lush WEST COASTvineyards and hilly pastures of Picton and Marlborough and many other culturaland historical treasuresPRICING DETAILS: Retail Price: Queenstown to Auckland (14 days) > $NZ1984 Christchurch to Auckland (15 days) > $NZ2094 Bike Hire: $NZ200 per adult CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND Commission Rate: 20% to wholesale travel companies Duration: 14 or 15 days Group Size: Minimum group size 30 with 2 guides Note: Prices valid to 30 September 2012 inclusive of GST. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 11
  12. 12. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONHISTORIC PAHEKE NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTSBED & BREAKFAST CANTERBURY NORTHLANDPaheke is an historic house (1862) located in the heart of the Contact Details:Bay of Islands area and strategically placed centrally to the Pou WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY Name(s): Frank & Juen DuxfieldHerenga Tai - Twin Coast Cycleway. Our mission is to provide Phone: +64 9 405 9623 WEST COASTquality accommodation in a colonial setting with all modern Address: 103 State Highway 1, Ohaeawai, RD2, Kaikohe 0472comforts and services and in an environmentally friendly facility. Email: paheke@xtra.co.nzWith this as a base it is possible for guests to explore the natural Website: www.paheke.co.nzbeauty of land and sea, the mission stations and old buildingsof New Zealand’s national birthplace, the ancient sites andfortifications of the Maori, and to engage in a wide variety CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLANDof activities. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 12
  13. 13. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONPOU HERENGA TAI - TWIN COAST CYCLE TRAIL MEDIA ANGLEA unique feature of this trail is a series of Pou Pou (carved wooden statues made The Pou Herenga Tai - Twin Coast Cycle Trail is an exciting coast to coastfrom local trees) which progressively tell a story along the trail of the landscapes adventure in the Bay of Islands – Hokianga region. It can begin with a heritageand people of the area. The trail largely follows the northernmost branch rail railway journey from Opua to Kawakawa, famous for the rail line in the mainline which went from the port of Opua through Kawakawa and Kaikohe to the street and the Hundertwasser toilets. Cycling starts at Kawakawa along the oldterminus at Okaihau. From there the trail wends through the Utakura Valley rail line to Kaikohe and on to Okaihau through rural farm and forest. From there NELSON / TASMANto Horeke on the Hokianga Harbour. Typically, Day 1 takes cyclists by vintage it is a downhill journey to Horeke on the Hokianga. CONTENTSsteam train from Opua to Kawakawa (maybe a lunch stop and visit the famousHundertwasser toilets) and then cycling through beautiful rural scenery toKaikohe. Accommodation, dinner and breakfast is provided at Paheke withtransfers to and from the trail. Day 2 begins again at Kaikohe with the trailpassing through a tunnel and by Lake Omapere (the largest in Northland) inrural scenes of pasture and native forest to reach Okaihau (another lunchstop).Then it is a gentle ride through the Utakura valley to Horeke where the localtavern on the water’s edge makes a nice place to relax. CANTERBURY NORTHLANDWe suggest you make Paheke your base for the whole experience andwe will make a personal itinerary which includes all dinners & breakfasts,accommodation before, during and after the trail, transfers to and from the trail,cycle hire and arrangements/bookings for any of the varied places and activitiesof the region. You may wish to extend your stay before or after the trail to fullyappreciate all the area has to offer and we can guide you to the best. WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTYPRICING DETAILS: WEST COAST Retail Price: From $380 per person. Email for quote on your itinerary. Commission Rate: 20% to wholesale travel companies. Duration: 2 days for complete trail, shorter for parts. Group Size: Up to 8. CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND Note: Prices valid to 30 September 2012 inclusive of GST. OTAGO / SOUTHLAND 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 13
  14. 14. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTION NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTS CANTERBURY NORTHLANDHAURAKI STATUS: PLANNED WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY % COMPLETED: 6%RAIL TRAIL GRADE: EASY WEST COAST DURATION: 2 DAYS TOTAL LENGTH: 77KM VISIT TRAIL SITE: www.haurakirailtrail.co.nz i-SITE INFO: www.thamesinfo.co.nz “The 77km Hauraki Rail Trail showcases some of the best scenery “The Hauraki Rail Trail will offer anNew Zealand has to offer, rich in pioneering history. A major outstanding cycling experience, boost CENTRAL NORTH ISLANDhighlight includes riding through the stunning Karangahake Gorge, economic development and tourism OTAGO / SOUTHLAND opportunities, provide employment; andone of the “14 Wonders of New Zealand” The trail will follow the . offer a healthy recreation facility for bothpath of two historic railway lines running from Thames to Paeroa, locals and visitors,”Paeroa to Waikino, and Paeroa to Te Aroha, while a new path will John Tredidga - HAURAKI DISTRICT COUNCIL MAYORalso link Waikino to Waihi. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 14
  15. 15. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONBACKGROUNDER GETTING THEREThe Hauraki Rail Trail will be a 2-day ride, making it an ideal weekend The trail’s easy gradient and close proximity to Auckland, Hamilton andexperience. The trail can be accessed from Thames, Paeroa, Waihi, or Te Aroha, Tauranga make it an easily accessible weekend activity for a huge numberoffering a range of shorter riding options including day rides. of New Zealanders and international visitors. The trail can be accessed fromThe trail showcases some of the best scenery New Zealand has to offer, rich Thames, Paeroa, Waihi or Te Aroha.in pioneering history. A major highlight includes riding through the stunning Trail partners: This trail is a partnership between the Hauraki District Council, NELSON / TASMANKarangahake Gorge, one of the “14 Wonders of New Zealand”. the Matamata-Piako District Council Nga Haerenga, The New Zealand Cycle CONTENTSKey attractions will include: Trail project and the Department of Conservation.• Thames – the gateway to the Coromandel Penninsula; RELATED LINKS• Paeroa - the home of the world-famous L&P bottle; www.terarohanz.co.nz www.waihi.org.nz• Waihi – historic gold mining town, only 10 minutes from the beautiful www.paeroa.org.nz Waihi Beach;• Te Aroha – home to the luxurious, historic Te Aroha Mineral Spas and the Te CANTERBURY NORTHLAND Aroha Leisure Pools;• Old mining infrastructure such as the Victoria Battery, the Blackpool Dam and Water Race; and• The Waihi-Waikino vintage railway.Thames, Paeroa, Te Aroha and Waihi all offer a range of restaurants, cafes and WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTYbars as well as accommodation options including hotels, motels, backpackers;and Bed and Breakfasts. WEST COASTStage 2 of the proposed cycle trail will be a leg from Kaiaua to Thames, whichwill add approximately 50km (an additional day) to the trail. This work will beplanned after the completion of stage 1.BEST TIME TO RIDEThe trail’s easy gradient and great local climate make it a good ride all yearround. If you prefer to stay clean and dry, the best months to ride the Hauraki CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLANDRail Trail are September to May. Whatever the weather you’ll be able to cool offat beautiful nearby Waihi Beach, or warm up at the famous Te Aroha MineralSpas. The trail is a grade 1 ride, which will cater for all levels of riding ability,including families and cyclists of all ages. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 15
  16. 16. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTION NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTSCLARK LODGE CANTERBURY NORTHLANDThis 100 year old Villa is luxuriously furnished and fully self Contact Details:contained, sleeping up to 8 people, situated in the heart of historic WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY Name(s): Robert & Sonja ScarthWaihi, just minutes walk from shops, cafes, the Martha Mine, Art Phone: +64 863 7982 WEST COASTGalleries and Museum. Ten minutes drive to beautiful Waihi Beach. Address: P.O. Box 22, Waihi 3641The Lodge is situated at the Waihi end of the cycle trail and has a Email: info@clarklodge.co.nzlock up shed on site for cycles. Website: www.clarklodge.co.nz CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 16
  17. 17. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONMinimum two nights stay MEDIA ANGLELock up shed for bicycles Clark Lodge is an ideal destination rest point at the Waihi end of the cycle trail, having close proximity to all amenities.Fully self contained with quality furnishings / refurbished in Feb 2011Four bedrooms: 1 X 2 singles, 3 X Queen ( one is separated from the mainhouse by a very short covered walkway) NELSON / TASMANAll linen is supplied CONTENTSCleaning is providedOpen plan kitchen dining leading onto a sunny deck with private gardenSeparate LoungeGas BarbequeTwo bathrooms (no bath)Full Laundry CANTERBURY NORTHLANDLots of off street parkingSky TV / DVD / CD / i-pod connectionDVD library, and books WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTYPRICING DETAILS: WEST COAST Retail Price: $250 per night for up to 4 people, then $20 per person up to 8 people Commission Rate: 20% to wholesale travel companies Duration: Minimum stay two nights. (A surcharge of $100.00 applies for a one night stay) Group Size: up to 8 people CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND Note: Prices valid to 30 September 2012 inclusive of GST. OTAGO / SOUTHLAND 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 17
  18. 18. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTION NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTSNZ PEDALTOURS CANTERBURY NORTHLANDPedaltours - The original New Zealand bike tour company, since Contact Details:1985. Tours for cyclists by cyclists. We offer fabulous guided WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY Name(s): Richard Oddybicycle tours throughout New Zealand, on and off trails. Our tours Phone: +64 9 585-1338 WEST COASTare guided and fully supported, we stay at character, comfortable Address: PO Box 37-575, Parnell, Aucklandlodges, dine well and have the best rental bikes. Cycle as little or as Email: info@pedaltours.co.nzmuch as you want each day. Our great value bicycle holidays range Website: www.pedaltours.co.nzfrom 2 to 23 days, throughout North & South Island, also Australia,Vietnam and India. Custom tours a speciality, budget or 5 star.We leisurely pedal through magnificent scenery; our knowledgeable CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLANDlocal guides will show you the country, its flora and fauna. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 18
  19. 19. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONHAURAKI RAIL TRAIL MEDIA ANGLEThis is the perfect introduction to New Zealand’s rail trails for those who want a This route, on Auckland’s doorstep, covers a wide range of scenery: magnificentshort cycle tour. We drive you from Auckland out of town to bike a fabulous quiet coastline, spectacular gorge, traffic free trail, Waikato dairy, sheep and deerroad along the scenic Kaiaua Coast road, stopping at the Miranda Shorebird farms, hot pools at Te Aroha and a bushwalk to impressive Wairere Falls.Centre on our way to the seaside town of Thames. Coupled with good meals and lodging, it has it all; it is aimed at the newcomer toThe Hauraki Rail Trail follows the railway corridor making for a flat, wide and cycling. NELSON / TASMANsmooth trail with a very gentle gradient. It is one of the most accessible to riders CONTENTSof all ages and abilities.Part of the cycleway follows the old railway formation through the spectacularKarangahake gorge. Along the route there are several rail heritage features butthe most notable are the 1070m long tunnel (1903-05) (which is illuminated soyou can bike through it safely); and a large steel truss bridge (1905) crossing theOhinemuri River at the eastern end of the tunnel.Our second overnight is at Waihi, an old character goldmining town. From here CANTERBURY NORTHLANDwe bike Golden Valley, a delightful little road through farming country beforeheading to the Waikato District and the town of Te Aroha in the lee of the KaimaiRange. After a soak in the hot pools we head back to Auckland.Pedaltours will also be offering tours on all other New Zealand Cycle Trails,including the Ruapehu to Wanganui trail and the Alps to Ocean trail. We offera wide range of on-road tours in the South and North Islands. WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY WEST COASTPRICING DETAILS: Retail Price: $795 Group discounts available Commission Rate: 20% to wholesale travel companies Duration: 3 days Group Size: 4-15 people CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND Note: Prices valid to 30 September 2012 inclusive of GST. OTAGO / SOUTHLAND 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 19
  20. 20. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTION NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTS CANTERBURY NORTHLAND MAP TO COMEWAIKATO WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY STATUS: OPENRIVER TRAILS GRADE: ADVANCED WEST COAST DURATION: 3-4 DAYS TOTAL LENGTH: 100KM VISIT TRAIL SITE: http://www.waikatorivertrails.com/ i-SITE INFO: http://www.isite-.org.nz/waikato-The Waikato River Trails extend 100km along New Zealand’s king-country “longest river the “Mighty Waikato”. The journey takes in five lakes, CENTRAL NORTH ISLANDfour hydro dams and a number of small towns and villages. The “This project is what New Zealand OTAGO / SOUTHLAND thinks of as heartland values - groups oftrails connect with the heart of the Waikato and showcase the very people working together to create a newbest of the region’s natural environment. community project." Carole Durbin - MIGHTY RIVER POWER CHAIRPERSON 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 20
  21. 21. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONBACKGROUNDER GETTING THEREThe Waikato River Trails wind along a path that encompasses the magic and SH1 provides key access points to both ends of the trail. To the north, access isbeauty of native bush, exotic forest, historic landmarks, and intriguing volcanic off SH1 onto Horahora Road, driving for 5km before reaching the Pokaiwhenuarock formations. The trails pass through grassed farmland, open reserves, and Bridge car park which is the starting point of the Karapiro Trail. To the south,offer boardwalks through significant wetlands, as well as expansive lake and access is off SH1 onto Ongaroto Road (SH30); 50m from the turnoff brings youriver views. to the start of the Atiamuri Trail. NELSON / TASMANThe trails offer a multi-purpose walking and cycling experience through Trail partners: Waikato River Trails Trust, The New Zealand Cycle Trail project, CONTENTSvaried environments where around every corner is a new vista. Towering Mighty River Power (Major Sponsor), South Waikato District Council (Majordams, suspension bridges and long wandering boardwalks make memorable supporter), Environment Waikato and Taupo District Council.destinations in their own right.Stories of the region’s rich history are sign-posted as your journey winds alongthe river and through some of the Waikato’s best landscapes.The trails are an off-road mountain biking experience with a grade of 4(advanced). The southern and northern ends are predominantly grade 1-2; this CANTERBURY NORTHLANDincludes lakes Karapiro, Whakamaru and Maraetai. Lakes Waipapa and Arapuniare grades 2-3.Riding this trail offers the opportunity to experience the wonderful hospitality ofNew Zealand’s farming and forestry heartland. The Waikato River Trails are closeto Taupo, Tauranga, Auckland, Rotorua and Hamilton yet very far away fromthe noise and bustle of the city. The Waikato River Trails experience brings your WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTYsenses to life as you connect with nature at its best. The Waikato River Trails WEST COASTexperience is "living!"BEST TIME TO RIDEThe best time to ride the trail is September to May. The Waikato has a temperateclimate so all but the mid-winter months are ideal for riding. The trails are largelyprotected from the wind. Forty eight kilometres of the trails are already openand in use, 47km are completed but yet to be opened, and 5km are still underconstruction. The remaining 5km sections are at lakes Arapuni and Maraetai. CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 21
  22. 22. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONOUT IN THE STYX NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTSGUESTHOUSE CANTERBURY NORTHLANDOut in the Styx Guesthouse, a unique rural lodging complete with a Contact Details:fully licensed restaurant, is perfectly positioned to offer riverside WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY Name(s): Mary & Lance Hodgsoncyclists a superb accommodation experience. Choose to stay in Phone: 0800 461 559 WEST COASTeither the shared bunkroom facilities or the more luxurious ensuite Address: 2117 Arapuni Rd, RD1 Pukeatua, Te Awamutu 3880rooms with super king beds. Email: info@styx.co.nz Website: www.styx.co.nzFollow your delicious home cooked meal with a hot soak in the spaunder the stars. CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 22
  23. 23. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONOUT IN THE STYX GUESTHOUSEWe offer a pick-up/drop-off service anywhere from Cambridge to Whakamaru toensure your stay is hassle free. N.B. Collection/drop off is free for those staying 2nights in an ensuite room or those within 5kms of Arapuni, otherwise $12.50ppwith a minimum charge of $50. NELSON / TASMANMAUNGATAUTARI ECOLOGICAL ISLAND CONTENTSOut in the Styx adjoins Maungatautari Ecological Island, New Zealands largestconservation project, which has 3,500 hectares of full canopy virgin forestprotected by a 47 km pest proof fence. Wander through this wonderful wildlifesanctuary and enjoy New Zealand as it once was.PRICING DETAILS: Retail Price: $95pp DB&B Bunkroom $130pp DB&B ensuite this rate includes a 4 CANTERBURY NORTHLAND course dinner and a 2 course breakfast Note: Prices valid to 30 September 2012 inclusive of GST. WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY WEST COAST CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 23
  24. 24. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTION NELSON / TASMAN CONTENTS CANTERBURY NORTHLANDMOTU STATUS: SECTIONS OPEN WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTYTRAILS % COMPLETED: 88% WEST COAST GRADE: INTERMEDIATE DURATION: 2 DAYS TOTAL LENGTH: 120KM TRAIL SITE: http://www.themotutrails.co.nz/With stunning coastal vistas of the Pacific Ocean, riders will i-SITE INFO: http://www.opotiki.com “pass through classic hill country farmland and rugged mountain “The Motu Trails are located in a sunnyranges. This trail will start at Matawai, 70km from Gisborne and CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND part of New Zealand and will provide OTAGO / SOUTHLANDfinish in Opotiki, 55km from Whakatane. The trail takes in the a great opportunity to enjoy a trulyOld Motu Coach Road and the Pakihi Track. There are views of pristine New Zealand forest and beach environment.”the ocean, Motuhoura, Whakaari and of bush-clad peaks, river John Forbes - OPOTIKI MAYORvalleys and waterfalls. 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 24
  25. 25. HAWKE’S BAY / EASTLAND INTRODUCTIONBACKGROUNDER GETTING THEREA leisurely jaunt along the Pacific Coast or a more challenging excursion into The trail starts at Motu, 10km inland from the Matawai Hotel on State Highwaythe wild and rugged hinterlands of the Opotiki and Gisborne region - the Mighty 2 between Gisborne and Opotiki. Alternatively riders can start their trip at anyMotu Adventure Trails will offer it all. stage along the Motu Coach Road and at lower sections of the trail, near OpotikiNow under construction and scheduled for opening in October/November 2011, township. Motu is at the top of the road, so if you are looking to do the wholethe trails will include a full 2 day ride, as well as day rides and multi-day rides to length of the trail, it will be easier to start at this end. NELSON / TASMANsuit the needs of all ages and fitness levels. Trail partners: The Motu Trails project is a joint initiative of the Opotiki District CONTENTSWith stunning coastal vistas, riders will pass through classic hill country farmland Council, Department of Conservation, Gisborne District Council, Whakatoheaand rugged mountain ranges. It will offer the opportunity to cycle 120km, linking Maori Trust Board and The New Zealand Cycle Trail project.Opotiki town with the coastline, the Motu and Toatoa areas of the hinterland RELATED LINKSand the Pakihi valley. It will also provide entry to Motu Village, Matawai, and the Gisborne iSITE: www.gisbornenz.comWaioeka Gorge area through to Gisborne. Opotiki District Council: www.opotiki.govt.nzCentred on the pre-European Maori trails, the historic Motu coach route section Gisborne District Council: www.gdc.govt.nzis being constructed with less experienced riders in mind. This road originally led CANTERBURY NORTHLANDsettlers between the Pacific Coast in the Eastern Bay of Plenty and Gisborne’sfertile plains. But theres plenty on offer too for the thrill-seekers who live life ata blur. A major upgrade of the Pakihi valley trail will also re-open this legendaryroute for pedalling. The people of Opotiki and Gisborne are inviting the world totheir homeland, to come and share one of the undiscovered gems of AotearoaNew Zealand. WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTYBEST TIME TO RIDE WEST COASTThe coastal section near Opotiki will be ridable all year round, while the uppersections of the Pakihi and Motu Coach Road can be expected to be damp andcold in mid-winter. It is best to check with the tourism offices in either Gisborneor Opotiki for current conditions. CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND OTAGO / SOUTHLAND 2011 NZCT PRODUCT MANUAL PAGE 25

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