Motu Trails Charitable Trust

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The Motu Trails Charitable Trust helps manage and promote the Motu Trails. Trail access is 100% free so please consider supporting us.

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Eastland's Motu Trails ( is one of the Great Rides on Nga Haerenga, The New Zealand Cycle Trail. At Motu Trails Charitable Trust, we help manage and promote the trails. We develop free trail brochures, provide free/current trail info online; support governance and maintenance of Motu Trails; drive trail extensions and enhancements; assist trail-related services; and more. Access to Motu Trails is 100% free so if you've used the trails, please consider supporting us.

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At Motu Trails Charitable Trust, we help manage and promote the Motu Trails for the good of visitors and locals alike. With trail access 100% free, we depend on grants and donations. Thank you.

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Your donation will help Motu Trails Charitable Trust to promote and manage Motu Trails — benefiting all users.

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Summer 2018  5 February 2018

Thank you to those who have made a donation in recent months, it is sincerely appreciated. Motu Trails Charitable Trust is the governance hub of the trails. We do everything from volunteer trail maintenance to running the trail web site ( and Facebook, producing brochures, putting up signage, and more. The Motu Trails are free for everyone to use. That means we depend on donations and grants to keep everything rolling. Have fun, if you're planning a trip, remember that the Pakihi Track makes a spectacular run or walk as well as a ride ... and Motu's a neat place to base a weekend! Jim

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Latest donations

  • Eric Woudberg

    Eric Woudberg on 28 Jul 2019


    The beautiful Motu trail is an important link in the, soon to be famous, Kōpiko Aotearoa mountain bike ride.


    • Motu Trails Charitable Trust

      Thank you Eric — awesome support for Motu Trails Charitable Trust. If you haven't ridden Motu Rd>Rere Falls Trail before, it's super bike packing terrain :) Nga mihi. Jim

  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 15 Jun 2019



    • Motu Trails Charitable Trust

      Kia ora Guest Donor - Many thanks for your support, it is sincerely appreciated by Motu Trails Charitable Trust and will help our work with the trails!

  • Shelley

    Shelley on 19 Apr 2019



    • Motu Trails Charitable Trust

      Thank you Shelley! Jim

  • Jane

    Jane on 14 Mar 2019


    Looking forward to riding some of the Motu trails again soon. Keep up the good work.


    • Motu Trails Charitable Trust

      Many thanks Jane. Your donation is sincerely appreciated :) Nga mihi, Jim

  • Jill

    Jill on 11 Dec 2018



    • Motu Trails Charitable Trust

      Many thanks for your support of Motu Trails Charitable Trust Jill — enjoy exploring! :) Jim

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