Agencies involved with the Great Taste Trail

Trail Journeys Nelson Cycle Tours on Tasman’s Great taste Trail in New Zealand:
Trail Journeys are specialists in cycle hire, transport, itinerary planning and Guided Cycle Tours in Central Otago, New Zealand

Nelson Tasman Tourism:
Look through the official website of NTT to find out about the many attractions and activities available in the Nelson region.

Tourism New Zealand:
New Zealand's government body responsible for promoting New Zealand.

Heart of Biking:
All the information you'll need to ride the Great Taste Trail. Detailed information on accommodation, things to do, food & refreshments, towns along the Trail, the history of the Trail and lots more. Managed by the Heart of Biking Trail Trust. Trail Journeys is an active supporter of the Trust's official website.

Accommodation and Hospitality Providers

Activity Operators

MD Outdoors
MD Outdoors specialises in outdoor and hiking equipment. In conjunction with Trail Journeys Nelson, MD Outdoors operates Bike hire and is right next door to The Nelson i-Site

Beached Whale
The Beached Whale offers friendly dining and a bar to relax with your friends while soaking up the atmosphere of Kaiteriteri. Joined onto the Beached Whale, Kaiteri Lodge and Trail Journeys Nelson offer bike hire to experience the Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park and the Great Taste Trail. A good range of bikes to suit the whole family. Come and see one of the friendly staff.

Charge about Nelson
In conjunction with trail Journeys Nelson, Charge About offer high end Moustache E-bikes powered by Bosch. Experience the thrill!

Supplier, Retailer Web Links

Bells And Whistles:
Bells and Whistles is New Zealand's latest online retailer of quality urban bicycle accessories, including MonkeyLectric spoke lights, USB bike lights, bike coffee cup holders, locks, bells and more.

Central Otago Links

Accommodation and Hospitality Providers

Dunstan House Clyde
Accommodation in Clyde.

The Lodge & Cottages Wedderburn
The Cottages provide ensuite accommodation for a couple or family while the lodge provides for backpacker style accommodation for your stay in Wedderburn.

Ranfurly Lion Hotel
Art Deco hotel accommodation in Ranfurly

Kokonga Lodge Accommodation
Lovely luxury accommodation

Activity Operators

Taieri Gorge Railway
Departing daily (except Christmas day) the Taieri Gorge Train experience takes you on a journey through the rugged and spectacular Taieri River Gorge, across wrought iron viaducts and through tunnels carved by hand more than 100 years ago. You can either start or finish your Railtrail experience from Middlemarch with the Taieri Gorge Railway team.

Otago Goldfields Heritage Trust
The Trust offers a year round attraction for visitors to appreciate the golden heritage of the Otago region in the South Island of New Zealand. Visit this trail site to find out all about gold panning, gold mining history, pioneering history, historical sites, travelling information and how to find some of those interesting and special places in Otago, new Zealand.

Ultimate Hikes
Queenstown based Ultimate Hikes is New Zealand's premier guided walking operator. They offer a range of guided multi-day and single day walks throughout the spectacular and varied terrain of the Southwest New Zealand World Heritage Area. Ultimate Hikes combines the experience of the Milford Track Guided Walk, Routeburn Track Guided Walk and Alpine Guides Mt Cook to provide coverage of New Zealand's prime walking tracks. This is your opportunity of a lifetime to experience real wilderness without sacrificing your comfort and convenience.

Otago Rail Trail
Another site that takes you through all that the Otago Central Rail Trail and the surrounding towns have to offer.

Clutha River Cruises
Explore the mighty Clutha River. Journey the isolated reaches of the stunning and historic Roxburgh Gorge. Marvel at some of New Zealand's best examples of European and Chinese gold mining. View the mining sites of Doctors and Butchers Points and see the schist huts that the miners lived in all those years ago. Take in some of the most spectacular scenery that only Central Otago can offer.

iTrek New Zealand
Builds customised hiking and outdoor adventure tours for individuals, couples and small groups.

RD Tours
RD Tours is a tour company that specialises in taking small group, couples or families to unique, rural and coastal sights in the Queenstown area and greater South Island.

Overseas Railtrail Web Links

Rails to Trails Conservancy
Trails don't just happen. Everything we do at Rails-to-Trails Conservancy supports local efforts to transform the dream of a trail into a tangible community asset.

Railtrails Australia
The official Australian Railtrail site. If you're looking to ride a trail in Australia start here.

Northern Rivers Rail Trail
The trail will be 132 Kilometres long from Casino to Murwillumbah in Northern NSW, Australia.
A world Railtrail directory.

C&O Canal Bicycling Guide
If you want to try a longer trail in the USA check out this site. The 184.5 mile long Chesapeake & Ohio Canal is located along the north bank of the Potomac River, starting in Washington, DC and ending in Cumberland, MD.

Supplier, Retailer Web Links

Great New Zealand Travel & Tourism Guide
Great New Zealand Travel & Tourism Information for vacations and holidays in New Zealand. Accommodation, transportation, activities, attractions and more links easily searchable.

Destination New Zealand Travel & Tourism Directory
Searchable New Zealand travel and tourism directory with hundreds of up-to-date links for accommodation, transport, attractions, activities, tour operators and travel information for planning your holiday.

Maniototo International Curling
The township of Naseby in the Maniototo, Central Otago has become the country's curling capital with the completion of New Zealand's first International and Olympic standard indoor curling rink. (Currently the only dedicated indoor curling rink in the Southern Hemisphere.)

Southern Wilderness
Heaphy Track and Nelson area.

Venus Adventures
Women only travel company.

Stewart Island accommodation and Tours.

Relaxing Journeys
New Zealand Tours. Offering small group guided tours, coach tours, self drive tours, private tours and sightseeing day tours throughout New Zealand.
Pou Herenga Tai from Kaikohe to Okaihau. It's gentle gradient and smooth surface makes it an easy ride for cyclists of all ages and fitness levels. This section of the cycleway built on an old rail corridor is 20 kilometres long and features an 80m rail tunnel dating back to 1915.
Link to several NZ and Australian Railtrails.

Machu Picchu Tours Inca Trail
Machu Picchu Tours Inca Trail specialist, Machu Picchu is one of the most remarkable and enigmatic archaeological sites in the world.

Trail Journeys Cycle Tours on the famous Otago Central Railtrail in New Zealand
Trail Journeys are specialists in cycle hire, transport, itinerary planning and Guided Cycle Tours in Central Otago, New Zealand

Bike Samoa
Want another ride with the same level of challenge and also want a beach holiday in the sun in the middle of winter. Check out Like us they offer bike hire, transport, luggage transfer, accommodation bookings and escorted tours.

Central Otago Arts Trail
This site is dedicated to Central Otago Arts. We have built an arts community that showcases and profiles the amazing work of our Central Otago artists. Here, you'll find painters, sculptors, ceramic artists and photographers, fashion designers, woodcarvers and furniture makers, metal workers and jewellers.

Ride Advisor Australia Guide to accommodation, things to see and do and transportation in the cycling space.

The aim of Ride Advisor is to provide Australian Cycle travellers a one stop shop to organise bike travel, tours and /or hire overseas.

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