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Motu / Rere / Gisborne / Out East / NZ

Motu Out East 

Motu Trails

Motu Trails


Rere Falls Trail Adventure Ride 

Rere Falls Trail (NZCT Heartland Ride)

Rere Waterfall / Rere Rockslide


Motu Trails RERE Heartland Trail



The RERE Falls Trail - as shared here is not the Motu Trails Great Ride, but links in to the Great Ride. This trail are a great way to extend your stay in Eastland... Out East....  the same safety and preparedness cautions apply.


Rere Falls Trail Cyclists at the Eastwoodhill Arboretum Entrance

Rere Falls Trail stretches between Gisborne and Matawai, taking in mostly quiet sealed and gravel roads. This 103km ride is termed a Heartland Ride, as part of the New Zealand Cycle Trail.

You can ride Rere Falls Trail in either direction. Starting from Gisborne, we suggest a stay in Portside Hotel, a quality Motu Trails official partner. You begin your ride on riverside cycleway and across the plains, home to some of Gisborne’s finest vineyards and wineries.

The historic Jolly Stockman Hotel is also an official partner of Motu Trails and we recommend a stop or stay. Riding further, Eastwoodhill is the National Arboretum of New Zealand and has a stunning display of exotic and native trees, across 135 hectares.

The trail then features the impressive Rere Falls, and Rere Rockslide, where you can slide down a 50m long natural slope (free of charge but you need something to slide on and are responsible for your own safety).

By linking Rere Falls Trail with the Motu Road Trail, you can create a stunning 170km (approx) 'Coast to Coast' ride, Gisborne-Opotiki. There are plenty of big hills, but it is a brilliant crossing in heartland New Zealand.

[Motu Trails Limited] offer supported, mostly downhill, rides on Rere Falls Trail, including fun on Rere Rockslide if you wish. Contact them for more info.

Photo above of Kathy & Jim passing Eastwoodhill Arboretum while out enjoying the Rere Falls Heartland Trail ride from Matawai to Gisborne, as well as a time out to refresh and enjoy the Rere Waterfall along the way...

Kathy & Jim take time out to enjoy Rere Waterfall


Denise tackles the Rere Rockslide at speed...

Rere Rockslide - Photo of German tourist Denise... enjoying the thrill of this unique natural waterslide at Rere. (Photo: © R. Sheldrake)

RERE Rockslide