New trail information available online

People looking for opportunities to access the outdoors can now view a selection of new biking and walking trail information on the New Zealand Walking Access Commission's Walking Access Mapping System.

The free mapping system, online at, shows publicly accessible land across New Zealand and provides legal certainty for people looking to access the outdoors.

A selection of new track data provided by central and local government has been uploaded to the system and many of the trails are available for mountain bikers to enjoy.

New Zealand Walking Access Commission Chief Executive Mark Neeson said the new dataset had been generated as a result of collaboration between the Local Government Geospatial Alliance, Land Information New Zealand, the Department of Conservation and the Commission.

“This is a first step and we hope to make the track information more comprehensive and even easier to use in coming months,â€