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Holiday Parks Rolling Out Cycle-friendly Facilities Te Anau TOP 10 is the latest New Zealand Holiday Park to invest in cycle-friendly facilities. Their new bike shed features a mechanical workshop, washing station and guest cycle storage, as well as housing a range of hire bikes from children’s go-karts to mountain bikes. Te Anau TOP 10 owner/manager Bryan McChlery says the bike shed was a natural evolution as more and more guests sought to cycle around the area. ‘Cycling is well and truly on the up around Te Anau,’ Mr McChlery says. ‘An increasing number of guests are arriving with bikes on the back of their cars and campervans, while others are encouraged to ride by the availability of our hire bikes. It’s such a great way to explore the town, especially with the kids in tow.’ Cycling has become a mainstream activity for New Zealand travellers, encouraged by the creation of the New Zealand Cycle Trail network and built on a foundation of some 25 years of track and bike-park building, much of it by local clubs and other community groups. In response to travellers’ growing demand for cycle-related services, the Holiday Parks Association established its Cycle Hub programme in 2012. Accredited parks offer ride maps and advice, secure cycle storage, bike cleaning facilities and access to mechanical services. Cycle Hub holiday parks may also offer on-site bike hire or contacts for local hire companies, and can assist with shuttles and specialist cycle tours such as winery rides or mountain biking adventures. The following TOP 10 Holiday Parks are Cycle Accredited:

  • Aaron Lodge TOP 10
  • Blue Lake TOP 10
  • Christchurch TOP 10
  • Coromandel TOP 10
  • Cromwell TOP 10
  • Franz Josef TOP 10
  • Greymouth TOP 10
  • Haast TOP 10
  • Hastings TOP 10
  • Kaikoura TOP 10
  • Lake Taupo TOP 10
  • Martinborough TOP 10
  • Motueka TOP 10
  • New Plymouth TOP 10
  • Ohakune TOP 10
  • Ohope Beach TOP 10
  • Omarama TOP 10
  • Picton TOP 10
  • Queenstown – Creeksyde TOP 10
  • Richmond TOP 10
  • Rotorua TOP 10
  • Te Anau TOP 10
  • Timaru TOP 10
  • Waihi Beach TOP 10
  • Waikanae Beach TOP 10
  • Whanganui River TOP 10
  • Whangarei TOP 10

HAPNZ Chief Executive Fergus Brown says it’s a logical synergy. ‘While many parks are fortunate enough to lie near or even on a national cycle trail, there wouldn’t be many parks that didn’t have a range of great rides on their doorstep,’ says Mr Brown. ‘With practical facilities, room to move, and safe places for children to practise their bike skills, holiday parks are an obvious accommodation choice for a cycling holiday.’