Services / Stay / Eat

To be sure of a great experience, we suggest you book with Motu Trails Official Partners for your accommodation, shuttle transport and more. As well as meeting cyclist-friendly standards, Official Partner memberships directly support the trails. They are listed in the directory tabs on the left.

Info & booking

 [Opotiki i-SITE] can arrange your Motu Trails bookings for no commission, call 07 315 3031 or [email them].

The i-SITEs in Opotiki, Gisborne and Whakatane have plenty of info on the trails.

To know more about Eastland, download the Pacific Coast Highway Guide at [www.pacificcoasthighwayguide.co.nz] — there's more information under the directory 'info' tab. And there's more info at [www.opotikinz.com].

Shuttles

In the directory to the left, you'll find two main options for shuttle transport: Motu Trails; and Motu Trails Hire & Shuttle. If you are staying with Toatoa Farmstay or Motu Community House, both also offer shuttle/gear transport services.

GUIDED TRIPS/other ATTRACTIONS

Cycle Gisborne offer fully guided tours. KG Kayaks offer guided kayaking trips. Eastwoodhill Arboretum offer tours of the arboretum. Again, check the directory to the left.

Accommodation

The directory includes plenty of options, from holiday park to beach resort. Locations span the Gisborne-Motu-Opotiki-Ohope region.

Food

Opotiki's Hot Bread Shop and Motu's Motu-vation cafe are popular refueling points. The Jolly Stockman in Matawhero near Gisborne is ideal if you're riding Rere Falls Trail. Weka Wilds is famous for the home baked pizza. Many accommodation providers offer or can advise on meal options, so ask when you book.

Gear/BIKE repairs

If you're needing stuff for the road, Hickey's is a sports/cycle retailer in Opotiki. There are two cycle shops in Whakatane.

[Hedley's Repair & Ride] is based in Motu Trails Limited, 138 St John St Opotiki near the start of the Dunes Trail. Hedley offers bike servicing and repair. 027 733 4323.

Things can get a bit nippy high on the Motu Road, so top quality gear like [Ground Effect] is always a good move (Ground Effect Slush fund has supported our trail work on Whakaumu Track). Before you travel here, one handy way to get ride ready is from an online outlet like [VeloGear].