NZCT funding recipients

Funding granted to the 23 Great Rides since the inception of the Ngā Haerenga, the New Zealand Cycle Trails in 2010 is listed by trail, and includes the year funding was allocated, as well as the type, amount and a summary of the project.

It includes funding for:

  • Construction of the Greats Rides through the National Cycleway Fund
  • Minor enhancements and maintenance projects (including funding awarded through the Maintaining the Quality of Great Rides Fund [MGR])
  • Extreme event recovery works
  • Major enhancements and extensions (including funding granted through the National Cycleway Fund: Enhancement and Extension of Great Rides Fund)
  • Opex — funding for trail managers and some trail operational costs.

Summary of total funding allocated

This table shows the funding to all Great Rides since 2010. Select the trail name in the table below to view a breakdown of funding for each trail.

Trail name Region Amount ($)
Alps 2 Ocean Canterbury 5,897,617
Around the Mountains Cycle Trail Southland 5,461,954
Central Otago Queenstown Trail Network Trail Otago 13,150,000
Clutha Gold and Roxburgh Gorge Trails Otago 8,531,289
Dun Mountain/ Coppermine Nelson/Tasman 900,280
Great Lake Trail Waikato 2,784,126
Hauraki Rail Trail Waikato 9,658,370
Hawke's Bay Trails Hawke's Bay 4,995,084
Motu Trails Bay of Plenty 2,278,745
Mountains to Sea Manawatu/ Whanganui 4,476,333
Old Ghost Road West Coast 4,965,026
Otago Central Rail Trail Otago 553,099
Queen Charlotte Track Marlborough 390,000
Queenstown Trail Otago 10,408,191
Remutaka Cycle Trail Wellington 1,125,225
Roxburgh Gorge Trail Otago See Clutha Gold
St James Cycle Trail Canterbury 250,980
Tasman Great Taste Trail Nelson/Tasman 6,391,309
Te Ara Ahi Bay of Plenty 2,281,985
Timber Trail Waikato 2,282,000
Twin Coast Cycle Trail Northland 7,881,885
Waikato River Trail Waikato 4,985,952
West Coast Wilderness Trail Westland District Council 5,092,660
Total NZCT funding 104,742,109

 

The following tables show a breakdown of funding provided to each Great Ride from the NZCT fund since 2010.

Alps 2 Ocean | $5,897,617

Year Funding Type Amount ($) Funding Recipient Project summary
2022 Opex 45,000 Waitaki District Council  Operational funding, including for trail manager
2021 Extreme Event 308,482 Waitaki District Council  Repair damage caused by heavy rainfall events in January 2021. Significant damage caused to sections of trail between Omarama and Oamaru
2021 Opex 45,000 Waitaki District Council  Operational funding, including for trail manager
2020 Minor enhancement 33,721 Waitaki District Council  MGR Round 12. Range of trail enhancements, including: Advisory and Regulatory Panels, bespoke road crossing treatments; safety barriers; and Enfield Track re-alignment
2020 Extreme Event 20,754 Waitaki District Council  Repair damage to trail caused by flooding in Nov & Dec 2019 - Lake Pukaki, Lake Ōhau, Tarnbrae Track and Kurow Creek. Slumping, trail scour, debris deposition and water table damage
2020 Opex 45,000 Waitaki District Council  Operational funding, including for trail manager
2019 Major trail enhancement 635,000 Mackenzie District Council/Waitaki District Council  Additional funding to construct the Sailors Cutting to Lake Benmore Dam section of trail, thereby removing the trail from SH 83
2018 Minor enhancement 28,045 Alps to Ocean Joint Committee  MGR Round 9. Track surface improvements on the Tarnbrae track section of the trail
2018 Extreme Event 14,203 Tourism Waitaki Ltd  Repair flood damage to the Kurow to Oamaru section caused by heavy rainfall during Cyclone Gita on 19-21 February 2018
2018 Extreme Event 385,359 Waitaki District Council  Extreme event recovery following flooding on 20-21 November 2018, including additional trail resilience work
2017 Extreme Event 379,228 Tourism Waitaki Ltd  Repair significant flood damage on the trail, including slips and silt deposits, bridge abutments, remove flood debris, repair washouts and trail surface
2016 Minor enhancement 106,250 Tourism Waitaki Ltd  MGR Round 4. Funding for a range of works on the Alps 2 Ocean cycle trail to improve the trail surface, trail quality, safety and signage
2015 Minor enhancement 66,575 Tourism Waitaki Ltd  MGR Round 2. Trail safety and surface enhancements on the Alps 2 Ocean trail, including the installation of barriers, widening of a bridge on the trail, and laying gravel on some parts of the trail
2010 Trail construction 3,785,000 Mackenzie District Council/Waitaki District Council/Tourism Waitaki  Construction of the Alps 2 Ocean Great Ride

Around the Mountains Cycle Trail | $5,461,954

Year Funding Type Amount ($) Funding Recipient Project summary
2022 Opex 45,000 Southland District Council  Operational funding, including for trail manager
2021 Opex 45,000 Southland District Council  Operational funding, including for trail manager
2021 Extreme Event 19,000 Southland District Council  Extreme event recovery funding following flooding in September 2020, damaging sections of the trail near Centre Hill
2020 Extreme Event 459,793 Southland District Council  Trail reinstatement and resilience improvements following significant damage during flooding on 4-5 February 2020
2020 Minor enhancement 17,150 Southland District Council  MGR Round 13. Cattle stop improvements and installation of signage
2020 Opex 45,000 Southland District Council  Operational funding, including for trail manager
2019 Minor enhancement 38,911 Southland District Council  MGR Round 10. Installation of interpretation panels, bike stands, picnic tables, and water tanks
2018 Minor enhancement 116,050 Southland District Council  MGR Round 9. Installation of shelters and toilets, improvements at Centre Hill and emergency communications on the trail
2018 Extreme Event 80,000 Southland District Council  Extreme event recovery - erosion control at two locations on Weydon Burn Stream (Centre Hill)
2015 Trail construction 500,000 Southland District Council  Additional funding for the construction of the Around the Mountains Cycle Trail Great Ride
2015 Minor enhancement 96,050 Southland District Council  MGR Round 3. A range of improvements and safety works on the trail, including: culverts, shelter shed, fencing, 10 cattle stops, re-route of a section of the trail, installation of a cross lane, interpretation and information boards
2010 Trail construction 4,000,000 Southland District Council  Construction of the Around the Mountains Cycle Trail Great Ride

Central Otago Queenstown Trail Network Trail | $13,150,000

Year Funding Type Amount ($) Funding Recipient Project summary
2018 Major trail enhancement 13,150,000 Central Otago Queenstown Trail Network Trust Construction of new trail to link the four existing Central Otago Great Rides: Otago Central Rail Trail, Queenstown Trails, Roxburgh Gorge and Clutha Gold

Clutha Gold and Roxburgh Gorge Trails | $8,531,289

Year Funding Type Amount ($) Funding Recipient Project summary
2022 Opex 90,000 Central Otago Clutha Trails  Operational funding, including for trail manager. $45,000 for Clutha Gold and $45,000 for Roxburgh Gorge Cycle Trail
2021 Minor enhancement 66,200 Central Otago Clutha Trails  MGR Round 14. Carry out various trail repairs and maintenance work acorss both the Roxburgh and Clutha Gold trails
2021 Opex 90,000 Central Otago Clutha Trails Operational funding, including for trail manager. $45,000 for Clutha Gold and $45,000 for Roxburgh Gorge Cycle Trail
2020 Extreme Event 235,000 Central Otago Clutha Trails  Two applications received in May 2020 for extreme event damage caused in December 2019 and May 2020
2020 Opex 90,000 Central Otago Clutha Trails  Operational funding, including for trail manager. $45,000 for Clutha Gold and $45,000 for Roxburgh Gorge Cycle Trail
2019 Major trail enhancement 1,500,000 Central Otago Clutha Trails  Funding to extend the Clutha Gold Trail from Lawrence to Waihola
2018 Minor enhancement 63,565 Central Otago Clutha Trails  MGR Round 8. Runoff and water table management
2018 Major trail enhancement 36,000 Central Otago Clutha Trails  Funding to extend the Clutha Gold trail into Lawrence township
2018 Major trail enhancement 120,000 Central Otago Clutha Trails  Funding to reroute the trail from the current trail end to the Roxburgh Dam carpark, avoiding a steep out-of-grade gravel road.
2018 Extreme Event 214,308 Central Otago Clutha Trails  Extreme event recovery - repairs to reopen trail and further resilience work following significant flooding on 19 November 2018. Includes work on Roxburgh Gorge trail
2017 Extreme Event 89,618 Central Otago Clutha Trails  Reinstate trail following severe flooding in July 2017, including clearing slips, repairing culverts, bridge approaches and trail surfaces
2017 Extreme Event 19,156 Central Otago Clutha Trails  Storm repairs following severe heavy rainfall event on 26 November 2017
2016 Minor enhancement 62,065 Central Otago Clutha Trails  MGR Round 4. Emergency works including drainage and trail surface repair, and drainage, surface and retaining upgrades
2016 Minor enhancement 21,713 Central Otago Clutha Trails  MGR Round 5. Range of enhancements including water management, trail resurfacing, and retaining
2015 Minor enhancement 10,744 Central Trails Trust  MGR Round 2. Safety barriers on Roxburgh Gorge and storm damage repairs on Clutha Gold
2015 Minor enhancement 22,920  Central Otago Clutha Trails  MGR Round 3. A range of repair works to damage on the two trails caused by weather-related events
2010 Trail construction 3,800,000 Clutha Gold Trail Charitable Trust  Construction of the Clutha Gold Trail Great Ride
2010 Trail construction 2,000,000 Roxburgh Gorge Trail Charitable Trust  Construction of the Roxburgh Gorge Cycle Trail

Dun Mountain/Coppermine | $900,280

Year Funding Type Amount ($) Funding Recipient Project summary
2022 Opex 45,000 Nelson City Council Operational funding, including for trail manager
2021 Minor enhancement 15,631 Nelson City Council MGR Round 14. Trail material in-situ crushing
2021 Opex 45,000 Nelson City Council Operational funding, including for trail manager
2020 Minor enhancement 10,072 Nelson City Council  MGR Round 12. Wayfinding distance marker posts and pipeline slip monitoring
2020 Extreme Event 35,738 Nelson City Council  Extreme event recovery to a section of trail on the Dun Mountain between Four Corners and Third House. Trail closed due to a significant slip following heavy rainfall.
2020 Opex 45,000 Nelson City Council Operational funding, including for trail manager
2018 Minor enhancement 20,000 Nelson City Council  MGR Round 8. Native replanting and weed control on 1.25km of the Codgers section of the trail
2018 Minor enhancement 109,750 Nelson City Council MGR Round 9. Trail improvement from Coppermine Saddle to the Maitai Dam due to its deterioration over recent years.  Remediation of slip between Maitai Dam and Smiths Ford which has pushed users onto the road.
2016 Minor enhancement 69,000 Nelson City Council  MGR Round 5. Range of works including vegetation control, track maintenance, track enhancement, direction and wayfinding and interpretation.
2014 Extreme Event 21,000 Nelson City Council  Storm damage remediation and safety enhancements (culvert and track realignment)
2010 Trail construction 484,089 Nelson City Council  Construction of the Dun Mountain/Coppermine Great Ride

Great Lake Trail | $2,784,126

Year Funding Type Amount ($) Funding Recipient Project summary
2022 Opex 45,000 Bike Taupō Cycle Advocacy Group Incorporated Operational funding, including for trail manager
2021 Minor enhancement 10,225 Bike Taupō Cycle Advocacy Group Incorporated MGR Round 14. Trail enhancements including weed control and tree planting
2021 Opex 45,000 Bike Taupō Cycle Advocacy Group Incorporated  Operational funding, including for trail manager
2020 Minor enhancement 11,328 Bike Taupō Cycle Advocacy Group Incorporated  MGR Round 13. Weed control and tree planting, Otaketake signage and interpretation
2020 Opex 45,000 Bike Taupō Cycle Advocacy Group Incorporated  Operational funding, including for trail manager
2018 Major trail enhancement 244,805 Bike Taupō Cycle Advocacy Group Incorporated  Construction of the Otaketake Trail linking Kinloch to the Whangamata Rd carpark
2018 Minor enhancement 26,575 Bike Taupō Cycle Advocacy Group Incorporated  MGR Round 9. New interpretation signs on Waihora and Orakau sections; gravel sections of the W2K between Boojum Dell and Kinloch lakefront; replacement of the current bridge across Otaketake stream
2017 Minor enhancement 28,693 Bike Taupō Cycle Advocacy Group Incorporated  MGR Round 6. W2K trail realignment, signage and Kinloch waterfront upgrade
2017 Extreme Event 63,500 Bike Taupō Cycle Advocacy Group Incorporated  Repairs to damage caused on the Waihola section by Cyclone Debbie in April 2017 - significant rock-falls and major slips
2010 Trail construction 2,264,000 Bike Taupō Cycle Advocacy Group Incorporated  Construction of the Great Lake Trail Great Ride

Hauraki Rail Trail | $9,658,370

Year Funding Type Amount ($) Funding Recipient Project summary
2022 Opex 45,000 Hauraki Rail Trail Charitable Trust Operational funding, including for trail manager
2021 Minor enhancement 148,844 Hauraki Rail Trail Charitable Trust MGR Round 14. Range of works to improve cattlestops, weed control, trail resurfacing and interpretation
2021 Opex 45,000 Hauraki Rail Trail Charitable Trust Operational funding, including for trail manager
2021 Extreme Event 300,000 Hauraki Rail Trail Charitable Trust Repairs to 8km section of trail in the Karangahake Gorge, between Waikino and Waihi, following flooding in July 2021
2020 Minor enhancement 97,230 Hauraki Rail Trail Charitable Trust MGR Round 12. Installation of 16 shelters across the trail and trail surface repairs between Paeroa and Te Aroha
2020 Major trail enhancement 386,366 Hauraki Rail Trail Charitable Trust Additional funding to construct the new trail from Te Aroha to Matamata and from Miranda to Kaiaua
2020 Extreme Event 83,000 Hauraki Rail Trail Charitable Trust Repairs to slump in Waikino Gorge
2020 Extreme Event 36,350 Hauraki Rail Trail Charitable Trust Urgent repairs to cutting near Waihi caused by heavy rainfall events
2020 Minor enhancement 35,000 Hauraki Rail Trail Charitable Trust MGR Round 13. Storm repairs and ecological improvements
2020 Opex 45,000 Hauraki Rail Trail Charitable Trust Operational funding, including for trail manager
2019 Minor enhancement 235,658 Hauraki Rail Trail Charitable Trust MGR Round 10. Karangahake Gorge upgrades, additional interpretation and wayfinding signage
2019 Minor enhancement 132,760 Hauraki District Council/ Hauraki Rail Trail Charitable Trust MGR Round 11. Range of works to replace cattlestops, weed control, trail resurfacing and water table management, wayfinding and signage
2018 Extreme Event 300,000 Hauraki Rail Trail Charitable Trust Reinstate and raise 2.3km of stopbank near Miranda damaged by storm surge on 5 January 2018
2018 Minor enhancement 67,490 Hauraki Rail Trail Charitable Trust MGR Round 9. For surface improvements and removal of unsafe and obsolete cattlestops
2018 Major trail enhancement 3,400,000 Hauraki Rail Trail Charitable Trust Construction of new trail from Te Aroha to Matamata and from Miranda to Kaiaua as an  extension of the Hauraki Rail Trail
2018 Minor enhancement 33,135 Hauraki Rail Trail Charitable Trust MGR Out of Round. Range of works to improve 100 cattlestops on the trail. Addresses health and safety issues for users
2017 Minor enhancement 77,757 Hauraki Rail Trail Charitable Trust MGR Round 6. Trail surface improvements at five locations
2017 Minor enhancement 123,680 Hauraki Rail Trail Charitable Trust MGR Round 7. Chip seal new section of trail between Waitakaruru and Miranda, Pipiroa trail damage repairs, interpretation and wayfinding signage.
2016 Minor enhancement 26,196 Hauraki Rail Trail Charitable Trust MGR Round 5. Installation of new lights in Karangahake Gorge Tunnel
2015 Minor enhancement 39,904 Hauraki Rail Trail Charitable Trust MGR Round 3. Bridge approach safety works, track rehabilitation and Lawrence Corner trail improvements
2010 Trail construction 4,000,000 Hauraki District Council/ Hauraki Rail Trail Charitable Trust Construction of the Hauraki Rail Trail Great Ride

Hawke's Bay Trails | $4,995,084

Year Funding Type Amount ($) Funding Recipient Project summary
2022 Opex 45,000 Hawke's Bay Regional Council Operational funding, including for trail manager
2022 Extreme Event 61,500 Hawke's Bay Regional Council Extreme event recovery works to repair various sections of the trail following high intensity rainfall and flooding in March 2022
2021 Opex 45,000 Hawke's Bay Regional Council Operational funding, including for trail manager
2020 Minor enhancement 18,620 Hawke's Bay Regional Council MGR Round 12. Range of trail enhancements including interpretation/ story boards, bike parking, wayfinding and signage
2020 Minor enhancement 56,420 Hawke's Bay Regional Council MGR Round 13. Trail enhancements including installation of 'gateway' kiosk, interpretation and landscaping
2020 Extreme Event 30,000 Hawke's Bay Regional Council Extreme event recovery works on the Puketapu and Ahuriri Lagoon sections
2020 Opex 45,000 Hawke's Bay Regional Council Operational funding, including for trail manager
2019 Minor enhancement 55,000 Hawke's Bay Regional Council MGR Round 10. Upgrade of Black Bridge underpass, including signage, landscaping, fencing and concreting
2019 Major trail enhancement 1,940,324 Hawke's Bay Regional Council Trail enhancements on Waimārama Road and Ahuriri Lagoon, and trail extensions from Bayview to Whirinaki, new trail alongside Ngaruroro River, and Karamu Stream extension to link the Wineries Ride with Havelock North
2018 Extreme Event 65,000 Hawke's Bay Regional Council Extreme event recovery following flooding on 4 July 2018
2015 Minor enhancement 23,220 Hawke's Bay Regional Council MGR Round 3. Removal of 'kissing gates' and installation of signage 
2010 Trail construction 2,610,000 Hawke's Bay Regional Council Construction of the Hawke's Bay Trails Great Ride

Motu Trails | $2,278,745

Year Funding Type Amount ($) Funding Recipient Project summary
2022 Opex 45,000 Motu Trails Charitable Trust  Operational funding, including for trail manager
2021 Minor enhancement 16,500 Motu Trails Charitable Trust  MGR Round 14. Resurfacing sections of the Dunes trail and installation of squeeze barriers
2021 Extreme Event 17,094 Motu Trails Charitable Trust  Storm-damaged repair work on a washed-out section of the Dunes trail following a storm in July 2021
2021 Extreme Event 6,048 Motu Trails Charitable Trust  To replace a stolen and vandalised counter on the Pakihi Track
2021 Opex 45,000 Motu Trails Charitable Trust  Operational funding, including for trail manager
2020 Extreme Event 2,000 Motu Trails Charitable Trust  To replace roofing iron stolen from a trail shelter.
2020 Minor enhancement 25,211 Motu Trails Charitable Trust  MGR Round 13. Directional and interpretation signage and to install an additional trail shelter.
2020 Opex 45,000 Motu Trails Charitable Trust  Operational funding, including for trail manager
2018 Minor enhancement 28,573 Motu Trails Charitable Trust  MGR Round 9. Construction of two new shelters on the Motu Trails and a track realignment on the Dunes Trail.
2017 Minor enhancement 10,000 Motu Trails Charitable Trust  MGR Round 6. Carpark widening and amenities at Pakihi Trail end
2017 Minor enhancement 10,072 Motu Trails Charitable Trust  MGR Round 7. Trail enhancements on the Dunes Trail section and resurfacing of the Otara stopbank section of trail.
2017 Major trail enhancement 59,500 Motu Trails Charitable Trust  Installation of safety barriers on the Pakihi Track section of the Motu Trails
2016 Minor enhancement 34,408 Motu Trails Charitable Trust  MGR Round 5. Enhancements on the Dunes Trail section of the Motu Trails, including bridges, resurfacing and concreting
2015 Extreme Event 25,134 Motu Trails Charitable Trust  Extreme Event recovery to repair damage caused by Cyclone Pam. Damage to sand ladder and Tirohanga River bridge approaches
2014 Minor enhancement 15,000 Motu Trails Charitable Trust  MGR Round 1. Trail enhancements, including signage, road markings, trail entrance 'gateway', squeeze gates and trail surfacing  
2010 Trail construction 1,894,205 Opotiki District Council Construction of the Motu Trails Great Ride

Mountains to Sea | $4,476,333

Year Funding Type Amount ($) Funding Recipient Project summary
2022 Opex 45,000 Ruapehu District Council  Operational funding, including for trail manager
2021 Opex 45,000 Ruapehu District Council  Operational funding, including for trail manager
2020 Major trail enhancement 2,000,000 Ruapehu District Council  Construct two new sections of trail: Te Ara Mangawhero (Turoa to Ohakune) and Horopito Return Trail
2020 Opex 45,000 Ruapehu District Council  Operational funding, including for trail manager
2019 Minor enhancement 300,000 Ruapehu District Council  MGR Round 11. Funding is for various safety improvement work including installation of safety barriers; track widening, surface stabilisation and metalling, replacement of narrow walking bridges on the Mangapurua Track 
2018 Extreme Event 75,000 Ruapehu District Council  Extreme event recovery works on the Kaiwhakauka section (Depot road) from Whakahoro to National Park Boundary. Resulting from 100mm rainfall overnight on 7 March 2018 (1 in a 100 year flood). Repair work includes clearing slips and detritus, rebuilding washed out sections, redefining water channels and the installation of new culverts.
2017 Extreme Event 18,000 Ruapehu District Council  Washouts and slips caused by 2 recent extreme storm events, on the Kaiwhakauka section currently being worked on from MGR Round 5
2017 Major trail enhancement 393,500 Ruapehu District Council  Safety improvements on the Kaiwhakauka and Mangapurua trails to address serious fall hazards and boggy sections of trail
2016 Minor enhancement 300,000 Whanganui District Council  MGR Round 4. Stage 2 and 3 of the Upokongaro to Whanganui SH4 realignment, including construction of a cycle trail bridge crossing the Wanganui River
2016 Minor enhancement 86,590 Ruapehu District Council  MGR Round 5. Trail resurfacing, water table management and fencing on the Kaiwhakauka and Mangapurua sections of the trail
2015 Extreme Event 36,243 Whanganui District Council  Trail reinstatement and resurfacing to repair damage caused by flooding in June 2015 and resilience work to future proof sections of trail from similar events
2015 Minor enhancement 55,000 Ruapehu District Council MGR Round 3. Two projects - one to install signage and wayfinding markers on the trail, another to co-fund replacement of Depot Bridge across the Kaiwhakauka stream which was damaged during a storm
2014 Minor enhancement 300,000 Whanganui District Council  MGR Round 1. Stage 1 of the Upokongaro to Whanganui SH 4 realignment, on-road safety remediation and off-road trail construction
2010 Trail construction 777,000 Ruapehu District Council/Department of Conservation Construction of the Mountains to Sea Great Ride

Old Ghost Road | $4,965,026

Year Funding Type Amount ($) Funding Recipient Project summary
2022 Extreme Event 56,775 The Mokihinui-Lyell Backcountry Trust Trail repair works on The Old Ghost Road following flooding in May 2022
2022 Opex 45,000 The Mokihinui-Lyell Backcountry Trust Operational funding, including for trail manager
2021 Major trail enhancement 250,000 The Mokihinui-Lyell Backcountry Trust Funding to purchase the Rough and Tumble Bush Lodge to help ensure the ongoing sustainability of the trail
2021 Opex 45,000 The Mokihinui-Lyell Backcountry Trust Operational funding, including for trail manager
2020 Minor enhancement 94,979 The Mokihinui-Lyell Backcountry Trust MGR Round 13. Upgrade of 2 km section of out-of-grade trail north of Ghost Lake hut
2020 Opex 45,000 The Mokihinui-Lyell Backcountry Trust Operational funding, including for trail manager
2019 Minor enhancement 14,818 The Mokihinui-Lyell Backcountry Trust MGR Round 10. Upgrade/replacement of existing and worn out hut mattresses with a custom-made 200mm thick version to improve user experience
2018 Minor enhancement 24,324 The Mokihinui-Lyell Backcountry Trust MGR Round 8. Surface upgrade in the Earnest Valley sections of the Old Ghost Road, north of Stern Valley hut
2018 Minor enhancement 22,637 The Mokihinui-Lyell Backcountry Trust MGR Round 9. Upgrade of the trail surface on a discrete, 1.2km section of trail near Goat Creek 
2017 Minor enhancement 59,922 The Mokihinui-Lyell Backcountry Trust MGR Round 6. Upgrade 8.1 km of trail surface between Skyline Steps and Stern Valley Hut
2017 Minor enhancement 45,858 The Mokihinui-Lyell Backcountry Trust MGR Round 7. Comprehensive upgrade of toilets at the four main hut sites
2017 Major trail enhancement 872,500 The Mokihinui-Lyell Backcountry Trust Installation of safety barriers to manage fatal fall hazards, installation of a safety communications network and construction of 4 bridges to cross floodable streams on the Lake Perrine section of the trail.
2016 Minor enhancement 49,818 The Mokihinui-Lyell Backcountry Trust MGR Round 4. Trail upgrade on the Seddonville to Mōkihinui Forks Hut section (13.5km of work) to return trail to Grade 3 standards
2016 Minor enhancement 42,971 The Mokihinui-Lyell Backcountry Trust MGR Round 5. Trail enhancements over 6 km Alpine section including resurfacing, drainage, and bridge installation
2015 Extreme Event 165,910 The Mokihinui-Lyell Backcountry Trust Construct three bridges over two streams that have been found to have didymo. 
2015 Minor enhancement 29,514 The Mokihinui-Lyell Backcountry Trust MGR Round 3. Enhancement of 4.6km of trail on the flanks of Bald Hill 
2010 Trail construction 3,100,000 The Mokihinui-Lyell Backcountry Trust Construction of the Old Ghost Road Great Ride

Otago Central Rail Trail | $553,099

Year Funding Type Amount ($) Funding Recipient Project summary
2022 Opex 45,000 Otago Central Rail Trail Charitable Trust Operational funding, including for trail manager
2021 Minor enhancement 21,355 Otago Central Rail Trail Charitable Trust MGR Round 14. Enhancements to existing trail interpretation and wayfinding signs
2021 Opex 45,000 Otago Central Rail Trail Charitable Trust Operational funding, including for trail manager
2020 Minor enhancement 70,727 Otago Central Rail Trail Charitable Trust MGR Round 12. Implementation of interpretation strategy - Stage 2
2020 Minor enhancement 30,000 Otago Central Rail Trail Charitable Trust MGR Round 13. Range of trail enhancements, including landscaping and planting, shelters, relocation of old stock wagon and construction/ enhancement of vehicle parking areas
2020 Opex 45,000 Otago Central Rail Trail Charitable Trust Operational funding, including for trail manager
2018 Minor enhancement 61,517 Otago Central Rail Trail Charitable Trust MGR Round 9. Implementation of interpretation strategy - Stage 1
2017 Minor enhancement 44,500 Otago Central Rail Trail Charitable Trust MGR Round 6. Realign trail to connect with Hyde Railway Station
2014 Minor enhancement 177,500 Otago Central Rail Trail Charitable Trust MGR Round 1. Installation of an underpass on SH8 at Clyde
2014 Minor enhancement 12,500 Otago Central Rail Trail Charitable Trust MGR Round 1. Daisybank realignment - Earthworks to improve cyclist safety and sightlines at blind corner road crossing on SH 87

Queen Charlotte Track | $390,000

Year Funding Type Amount ($) Funding Recipient Project summary
2022 Opex 45,000 Marlborough District Council Operational funding, including for trail manager
2020 Opex 45,000 Marlborough District Council Operational funding, including for trail manager
2016 Minor enhancement 300,000 Queen Charlotte Track Incorporated MGR Rd 5. Reroute track over 6.4 km between Ship Cove and Schoolhouse Bay campsite

Queenstown Trail | $10,408,191

Year Funding Type Amount ($) Funding Recipient Project summary
2022 Opex 45,000 Queenstown Trails Trust Operational funding, including for trail manager
2021 Opex 45,000 Queenstown Trails Trust Operational funding, including for trail manager
2021 Major trail enhancement 6,744,733 Queenstown Trails Trust Funding to realign the Queenstown Trails Great Ride, including constructing a 12km cycle trail from Arthurs Point to Arrowtown and, subject to changes to the Otago Conservation Management Strategy, a 2.7km trail from Tuckers Beach to Arthurs Point and a 10.5km trail from Lake Hayes Estate to Gibbston Valley. The Lake Hayes Estate to Gibbston Valley Trail is also subject to construction of a Frankton to Lake Hayes Estate cycle trail as part of the Wakatipu Active Transport programme.
2021 Extreme Event 200,040 Queenstown Trails Trust Storm damage repairs to sections of the Twin Rivers Trail and the Kelvin Peninsula Trail in July 2021
2020 Minor enhancement 10,783 Queenstown Trails Trust MGR Round 12. Installation of new interpretation panels at four historic sites along the Queenstown Trails.
2020 Extreme Event 93,502 Queenstown Trails Trust Several projects to repair damage to the Queenstown Trails caused by storms in December 2019 and February 2020
2020 Extreme Event 59,530 Queenstown Trails Trust Storm damage repairs to sections of the Queenstown Trails following significant rain on 20 July 2020
2020 Minor enhancement 94,979 Queenstown Trails Trust MGR Round 13. Various trail enhancements and repairs, including trail realignment at Christines Hill, trail resurfacing and clearing of old slips and slump material from the trail.
2020 Opex 45,000 Queenstown Trails Trust Operational funding, including for trail manager
2019 Minor enhancement 40,482 Queenstown Trails Trust MGR Round 10. Trail enhancements to the Queenstown Trails, including a formal road crossing of State Highway 6, stone retaining wall construction and stacked stone wall repairs. 
2019 Minor enhancement 216,204 Queenstown Trails Trust MGR Round 11. Trail re-alignment and boardwalk construction to reduce the steep gradient on the ramp up to the Heritage Kawarau Falls Bridge
2018 Minor enhancement 15,125 Queenstown Trails Trust MGR Round 8. Build 600m of off-road trail beside Lower Shotover Road and Domain Road to remove trail from busy local road
2018 Minor enhancement 32,617 Queenstown Trails Trust MGR Round 9. To realign the link between the Twin Rivers Trail and the Frankton Track on the Queenstown Trails
2017 Minor enhancement 91,119 Queenstown Trails Trust MGR Round 6. Construct new trail to remove section of the Twin Rivers Trail off Shotover Delta Road
2017 Minor enhancement 69,224 Queenstown Trails Trust MGR Round 7. Works to address numerous significant fall hazards, including safety barrier installation and some vegetation planting 
2016 Minor enhancement 300,000 Queenstown Trails Trust MGR Round 4. Four components of work relating to water management, sealing steep sections of trail to meet NZCT Design standards, installing wider cattlestops and wayfinding/signage
2015 Extreme Event 58,775 Queenstown Trails Trust Storm damage repairs on trail at Glenda Drive (trail washout) and Lower Shotover bridge (slip)
2014 Minor enhancement 38,413 Queenstown Trails Trust MGR Round 1. Enhancements to ensure consistency of Grade on Kelvin Peninsula trail
2014 Extreme Event 207,665 Queenstown Trails Trust Storm damage remediation Kawarau River
2010 Trail construction 2,000,000  Wakatipu Trails Trust/Queenstown Lakes District Council  Construction of the Queenstown Trails Great Ride

Remutaka Cycle Trail | $1,125,225

Year Funding Type Amount ($) Funding Recipient Project summary
2022 Opex 45,000 Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency  Operational funding, including for trail manager
2022 Extreme Event 21,000 Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency  Extreme event recovery funding to repair damage to the Wild Coast section of the trail at the Kotumu Fan site
2020 Minor enhancement 26,500 Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency  MGR Round 13. Toilet installation at Ōrongorongo Station carpark and various landscaping works
2020 Opex 45,000 Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency  Operational funding, including for trail manager
2018 Minor enhancement 56,000 Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency  MGR Round 9. Construct an off-road track alongside Lake Wairarapa to take riders off Western Lake Road
2017 Extreme Event 70,000 Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency  Extreme event recovery works to repair damage caused to the trail by storm events
2017 Major trail enhancement 334,125 Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency  Construction of Siberia Stream bridge, trail realignment and toilet facilities on the Wild Coast section of trail
2016 Extreme Event 30,000 Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency  Storm damage repairs to the trail at Taita Gorge and Te Mārua on the Hutt River Trail and between Wainui Beach and Barney's Whare on the Wild Coast
2016 Minor enhancement 221,000 Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency  MGR Round 5. Range of trail enhancements including widening, resurfacing, gradient reduction and toilet installation
2015 Minor enhancement 229,600 Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency  MGR Round 3. A range of trail enhancements including Petone Foreshore, Hutt River, Remutaka Rail Trail and the South Coast
2014 Extreme Event 12,000 Destination Wairarapa Storm damage remediation on the south coast (Wild Coast) section of trail
2014 Minor enhancement 35,000 Destination Wairarapa/ Wellington Regional Council  MGR Round 1. Various trail enhancements and some new trail

St James Cycle Trail | $250,980

Year Funding Type Amount ($) Funding Recipient Project summary
2022 Opex 45,000 Hurunui Trails Trust Operational funding, including for trail manager
2021 Extreme Event 15,980 Hurunui Trails Trust  Extreme event repair works following the storm event in June and July 2021
2021 Opex 45,000 Hurunui Trails Trust  Operational funding, including for trail manager
2020 Opex 45,000 Hurunui Trails Trust  Operational funding, including for trail manager
2010 Trail construction 100,000 Department of Conservation  Construction of the St James Great Ride

Tasman Great Taste Trail | $6,391,309

Year Funding Type Amount ($) Funding Recipient Project summary
2022 Opex 45,000 Tasman District Council Operational funding, including for trail manager
2021 Minor enhancement 71,569 Tasman District Council MGR Round 14. Installation of trail shelters; undertake the Tasman View safety and amenity works; and to construct the Tapawera trail off-road link
2021 Extreme Event 122,602 Tasman District Council Trail repairs following a significant storm event in July 2021. Repairs include Waimea boardwalk replacement, Kaiteriteri trail damage and protection, Hoult Valley, Quail Valley and Tunnel Road washouts
2021 Opex 45,000 Tasman District Council Operational funding, including for trail manager
2020 Minor enhancement 76,769 Tasman District Council  MGR Round 12. Trail surface improvements at several locations on the Tasman’s Great Taste Trail and installation of signage emphasising the range of tastes and experiences along the trail.
2020 Extreme Event 52,964 Tasman District Council Storm damage repairs to sections of trail alongside the Waimea and Wai-iti Rivers and at Norris Gully following heavy rainfall on 9 November 2020
2020 Opex 45,000 Tasman District Council Operational funding, including for trail manager
2019 Minor enhancement 55,742 Tasman District Council  MGR Round 10. Provision of facilities and trail enhancements to improve the user experience on the Tasman’s Great Taste Trail
2018 Extreme Event 300,000 Tasman District Council  Extreme event recovery works to repair damage caused by storms on 8 November2017 and 1 February 2018
2018 Major trail enhancement 2,300,000 Tasman District Council  Extension of the Tasman’s Great Taste Trail to realise the original vision of a 2 to 4 day loop trail in the Nelson and Tasman regions
2017 Minor enhancement 186,665 Tasman District Council  MGR Round 7. Works to reroute a section of trail away from the river to protect the trail from flood damage in the future, and trail widening and improvements at Kaiteriteri
2016 Minor enhancement 223,481 Tasman District Council  MGR Round 4. Range of trail enhancements to improve safety, prevent coastal erosion and provide wayfinding signage on the Tasman’s Great Taste Trail
2016 Extreme Event 168,210 Tasman District Council  Trail repairs from extreme event weather on 17 February 2016. Includes emergency response work to reopen Wairoa and Waimea stopbanks and repairs to Waimea Bridge approaches and track reinstatement to Grade 1-2 standard
2016 Extreme Event 122,396 Tasman District Council  Emergency repairs to stabilise the northern entrance portal of Spooners Tunnel
2015 Extreme Event 67,500 Tasman District Council  Storm damage repairs on the Tasman’s Great Taste Trail bordering Waimea Inlet
2014 Minor enhancement 212,500 Tasman District Council  MGR Round 1. Variety of works, including safety enhancements and erosion management on the Tasman’s Great Taste Trail
2010 Trail construction 2,295,911 Tasman District Council  Construction of the Tasman’s Great Taste Trail Great Ride

Te Ara Ahi*| $2,281,985

Year Funding Type Amount ($) Funding Recipient Project summary
2022 Opex 45,000 Rotorua Lakes District Council Operational funding, including for trail manager
2021 Opex 45,000 Rotorua Lakes District Council Operational funding, including for trail manager
2020 Opex 45,000 Rotorua Lakes District Council  Operational funding, including for trail manager
2019 Minor enhancement 16,640 Rotorua Trails Trust  MGR Round 11. Minor trail enhancements at three locations
2017 Minor enhancement 41,500 Rotorua Lakes District Council MGR Round 6.  Trail surface upgrades at Hemo Gorge
2014 Minor enhancement 14,800 Rotorua Lakes District Council MGR Round 1. Redevelopment of the Hemo Gorge section of the Te Ara Ahi trail to meet NZCT grade two standards
2010 Trail construction 2,074,045 Rotorua Lakes District Council Construction of the Te Ara Ahi Great Ride

*Te Ara Ahi was replaced as a Great Ride by the Whakarewarewa Forest Loop in May 2022

Timber Trail | $2,282,000

Year Funding Type Amount ($) Funding Recipient Project summary
2022 Opex 45,000 Ruapehu District Council Operational funding, including for trail manager
2021 Minor enhancement 47,000 Ruapehu District Council MGR Round 14. Trail enhancements at the Bennetts Road carpark in Ongarue
2021 Opex 45,000 Ruapehu District Council Operational funding, including for trail manager
2020 Opex 45,000 Ruapehu District Council Operational funding, including for trail manager
2010 Trail construction 2,100,000 Department of Conservation Construction of the Timber Trail Great Ride

Twin Coast Cycle Trail | $7,881,885

Year Funding Type Amount ($) Funding Recipient Project summary
2022 Opex 45,000 Pou Herenga Tai Twin Coast Cycle Trail Trust  Operational funding, including for trail manager
2021 Minor enhancement 17,663 Pou Herenga Tai Twin Coast Cycle Trail Trust  MGR Round 14. Installation of shelters, picnic tables, bike stands and signage along the trail
2021 Extreme Event 70,163 Pou Herenga Tai Twin Coast Cycle Trail Trust  Flood damage on the Kawakawa to Taumarere section and removal of asbestos pipes along 500m of cycle trail near Moerewa 
2021 Opex 45,000 Pou Herenga Tai Twin Coast Cycle Trail Trust  Operational funding, including for trail manager
2020 Extreme Event 241,200 Far North District Council  Significant flood repairs to the trail following major flooding in the Far North in July 2020
2020 Opex 45,000 Pou Herenga Tai Twin Coast Cycle Trail Trust  Operational funding, including for trail manager
2019 Minor enhancement 23,428  Pou Herenga Tai Twin Coast Cycle Trail Trust  MGR Rd 11. Improving the user experience on the trail by providing a range of amenities such as interpretation, bike stands, picnic tables, and shelters at key locations
2018 Minor enhancement 300,000 Far North District Council MGR Round 8. Various trail enhancements including surface improvements, concreting of flood-prone sections of the trail, installation of squeeze bars, interpretation signage and seats
2017 Minor enhancement 18,431 Far North District Council MGR Round 6. Toilet installation at Mangungu Mission Station
2015 Trail construction 3,000,000 Far North District Council Additional funding for construction of the Pou Herenga Tai Twin Coast Cycle Trail Great Ride
2014 Extreme Event 76,000 Far North District Council Repair damage to the Twin Coast Cycle Trail caused by storms in July 2014.
2010 Trail construction 4,000,000 Far North District Council Construction of the Pou Herenga Tai Twin Coast Cycle Trail Great Ride

Waikato River Trail | $4,985,952

Year Funding Type Amount ($) Funding Recipient Project summary
2022 Opex 45,000 Waikato River Trails Charitable Trust  Operational funding, including for trail manager
2021 Minor enhancement 81,623 Waikato River Trails Charitable Trust  MGR Round 14. Boardwalk replacement and trail resurfacing at various locations
2021 Extreme Event 35,250 Waikato River Trails Charitable Trust  Repairs to a washout on the Whakamaru section between Snowsill and Dunhams Reserve, related to flooding on SH 30 in November 2020
2021 Opex 45,000 Waikato River Trails Charitable Trust  Operational funding, including for trail manager
2020 Minor enhancement 119,841 Waikato River Trails Charitable Trust  MGR Round 13. Various trail improvements, including off-road trail extension, drinking water installation, trail resurfacing, boardwalk replacement and interpretation signage
2020 Opex 45,000 Waikato River Trails Charitable Trust  Operational funding, including for trail manager
2019 Minor enhancement 71,500 Waikato River Trails Charitable Trust  MGR Round 11. Upgrading various sections of the trail between Waipapa Dam and Ātiamuri
2018 Extreme Event 2,313 Waikato River Trails Charitable Trust  Windfall clearance and removal of safety hazards following a storm on 4 July 2018
2017 Minor enhancement 84,758 Waikato River Trails Charitable Trust  MGR Round 6. Trail upgrades to the Whakamaru section including trail surface improvements, retaining and boardwalks. Also includes toilets, shelters, signage
2017 Minor enhancement 150,000 Waikato River Trails Charitable Trust  MGR Round 7. A range of trail enhancements on the Lake Karapiro section, including retaining walls, track widening and water table management
2017 Extreme Event 52,500 Waikato River Trails Charitable Trust  Storm damage repairs: Lake Whakamaru washout and Lake Waipapa stream crossing and culvert repairs
2017 Major trail enhancement 652,225 Waikato River Trails Charitable Trust  High priority safety improvements: upgrade of trail alongside SH30 to encourage riders off-road, and construction of a bridge to avoid the Tumai Steps
2015 Minor enhancement 53,400 Waikato River Trails Charitable Trust  MGR Round 3. Range of works to enhance the trail, improve safety and maintain consistency of grade
2014 Minor enhancement 47,542 Waikato River Trails Charitable Trust  MGR Round 1. Various trail enhancements to ensure consistency of grade
2010 Trail construction 3,500,000 South Waikato District Council/Waikato River Trails Trust Construction of the Waikato River Trails Great Ride

West Coast Wilderness Trail | $5,092,660

Year Funding Type Amount ($) Funding Recipient Project summary
2022 Opex 45,000 Westland District Council  Operational funding, including for trail manager
2021 Minor enhancement 300,000 Westland District Council  MGR Round 14. Improvements on the Kaniere water race section and Milltown; and installation of new boardwalk at Mahinapua Scenic Reserve
2021 Extreme Event 20,500 Westland District Council  Extreme event repair works following the storm event in July 2021
2021 Opex 45,000 Westland District Council  Operational funding, including for trail manager
2020 Extreme Event 185,000 Westland District Council  Repair damage caused by heavy rainfall between 18 to 24 December 2019
2020 Minor enhancement 100,000 Westland District Council  MGR Round 12. Bridge widening at Kawhaka Stilling Basin and Wainihinihi Stream
2020 Opex 45,000 Westland District Council  Operational funding, including for trail manager
2019 Extreme Event 165,673 Westland District Council  Repair damage caused by significant heavy rainfall in March 2019, including trail surface repairs, culvert repairs and replacement, and causeway reinstatement
2019 Minor enhancement 28,522 West Coast Wilderness Trail Trust  MGR Round 11. Various trail enhancements including interpretation, directional signage, distance markers and toilets
2018 Minor enhancement 23,073 West Coast Wilderness Trail Trust  MGR Round 8. Various enhancements including interpretation signage, bike stands and start/finish photo boards
2018 Minor enhancement 377,142 Westland District Council  MGR Round 9. Two trail enhancement projects: construction of new off-road trail to remove the trail from on-road at Old Christchurch Road, and construction of new off-road trail to remove the trail from Kaniere Road.
2017 Minor enhancement 15,000 Westland District Council  MGR Round 6. Bridge replacement at Hurunui Jacks
2015 Extreme Event 42,750 Westland District Council  Repairs to the trail, including to trail surface, culverts and rock walls, caused by June 2015 flooding
2010 Trail construction 3,700,000 Westland District Council Construction of the West Coast Wilderness Trail Great Ride

Last updated: 03 June 2022