The Hawke's Bay Trails cover nearly 200km of cycling and walking off-road trails, the largest network of easy cycle trails in New Zealand and is one of the twenty-two 'Great Rides' of Nga Haerenga - the New Zealand Cycle Trail.
We want to make sure our community has safe places to go to get some fresh air and will be keeping our regional parks and cycle trails open for you to enjoy.
We are reducing the amount of servicing we need to do so that we can keep our staff safe, and ask that all users take their rubbish with them. The toilets at Pakōwhai and Tūtira will be closed, as will the DoC campground at Tūtira.
Please follow government advice for health and safety [Covid19.govt.nz].
For the most up to date trail and safety information, downloadable trail maps and local tips, see the
New Zealand’s Great Rides provide exciting journeys on 2,500km of trails, around New Zealand, suited to everyone from sightseeing rusty riders, to hardcore mountain bikers up for a challenge. ‘Nga Haerenga’ means ‘the journeys’, in a physical and spiritual sense, which is exactly what you will experience on the New Zealand Cycle Trail.
The Heretaunga Plains are known in Maori lore as ‘Heretaunga Ararau’ or ‘Land of a Hundred Pathways’. Thanks to the hardworking teams of Hawke’s Bay Regional Council, with the vision and support of Napier Rotary Club, Napier City Council and Hastings District Council, ‘Hawke’s Bay Trails’ are the land of hundreds of cycle trails!
The trails link the cities of the region, connecting with the urban ‘iWay’ shared pathways of Hastings and Napier and joining with the coastal and country settlements. Trails meander along the coast, along rivers, connecting wineries and cafes while taking in some stunning scenery of mountains, coastal lookouts, wetlands, orchards and vineyards. These easy trails are great to explore by bicycle or foot any time of year.
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