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Queenstown Trails Trust

Queenstown Trails Trust

Queenstown Trails Trust

The Queenstown Trail is a 120km cycle and walking trail built and maintained in a unique partnership between the Queenstown Trails Trust and the Queenstown Lakes District Council. The trail forms part of Nga Haerenga, The New Zealand Cycle Trail and is one of the 22 'Great Rides'. It connects Queenstown with Arrowtown, Gibbston and Jacks Point.

Since opening in October 2012 over 1 million unique trail journeys have been made and the Queenstown Trail is gaining a very positive international reputation and is also being celebrated by the community as an outstanding project and community asset.

Our vision: To create, nurture and maintain a world class recreational trail network that is sustainable, integrated, well utilised and highly regarded, that enhances the health, well being and quality of life of all Wakatipu residents and that attracts visitors from around the world.

Our role: We facilitate new trails and upgrades of existing trails to a world class standard; We advocate for linkages, standards, funding, trail extensions; We seek to support and assist our stakeholders; We facilitate funding for the QT Trail and associated links and loops; We share trail data intelligence. In 2015 we launched our new 10 year strategic plan, our key strategic points of action are:- Expand and enhance the existing trail network; Protect future opportunities for access; Increase the use of the trails by residents and visitors; Build on the trail networks national and international reputation via partnerships with key agencies; Develop sustainable funding strategies for ongoing trail maintenance and improvement to safeguard the future of the trails and our major focus for the next decade will be on trails for connecting our communities by way of off-road trail commute opportunities and ensuring the trail network that we have is of a world-class standard.

 

Contact Details

Mandy Kennedy
PO Box 254

Phone: 03 442 7536 http://www.queenstowntrail.org.nz

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