Official Partners

Kawatiri Coastal Trail | Te Huarahi Takutai o Kawatiri

Kawatiri Coastal Trail Business Partner Programme

The Kawatiri Coastal Trail is growing in popularity, and as the trail nears completion, it is expected that both national and international visitors will desire to stay longer, to not only experience the trail but all that the district has to offer.

By the time the full trail is open for use in mid to late 2024 there will be an increasing demand for services including transport, tours, accommodation, bike hire, dining, support services and other activities, combined with the high level of customer service that cycle and walking tourists expect. Visitors will seek out the absolute best local recommendations.

When you become a business partner of the Kawatiri Coastal Trail your business will be recognised as a trusted service provider. The Kawatiri Coastal Trail business partner programme has been created to enable local businesses to partner with the trail for mutual benefit.

The Trail Business Partner programme offers significant benefits to both parties and recognises the importance of effective partnerships to the sustainable success of the Kawatiri Coastal Trail.

Take the opportunity to register for our Trail Business Partner programme early. Simply by meeting some cycle-friendly standards, you will be eligible to become a business partner of the trail.

Why become a Trail Business Partner?

• Supports the future development and maintenance of the Kawatiri Coastal Trail
• Increased visibility of your business with ‘Trail Business Partner’ status.
• A profile on the Kawatiri Coastal Trail website will give your business exposure to visitors planning a trip. This will ensure visitors can seek out and contact your business prior to their arrival to the Buller.
• Alignment with the trail will assure visitors you meet service requirements and are a trusted ‘cyclist-friendly’ partner.

Trail Business Partner status includes the following:
• A licence to use our Official Business partner logo and a selection of official images in your advertising.
• Directory listing on the Kawatiri Coastal Trail Website
• Access to official Kawatiri Coastal Trail resources including maps and brochures.
• Access to Kawatiri Coastal Trail audience via profile inclusions on our marketing activities including our website, newsletters and social media.
• Receive regular updates on cycle trail activities/reporting and events and invitations to Trail Business Partner meetings.