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Taonga Trails App

Experience the Kelvin Peninsula Loop Trail in a whole new light with the Taonga Trails app. With four immersive audio tours to choose from, you will discover the natural, artistic, and historical treasures of the trail. Each tour was designed by a group of young learners from Liger Leadership Academy Discovery Club.

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Welcome Whitney Wanous

We recently welcomed Whitney Wanous to the team as our new Marketing & Partnership Coordinator here at the Queenstown Trails Trust. We knew you would want to know more about her, so we quizzed her on how she ended up in Queenstown and some of her favourite trails. 

Here’s what she had to say…

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AGM Recap

Last month we held our AGM for 2021 and it was great to see so many of our supporters from the community turn up to hear what’s been happening with the Trust this past year. 

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25 Things to do with the kids this October

School holiday are almost here and to help you get the most out of the next couple of weeks, we’ve pulled together a list of 25 bike friendly school holiday ideas.

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In Focus: The Making of the Coronet Loop Trail

With work on the Coronet Loop circuit expected to be complete this coming summer, we thought it would be good to share some updates on the project as excitement builds for the official opening.

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You Are Invited - AGM 2021

The Queenstown Trails Trust would like to invite you to our 2021 Annual General Meeting on 20th October at Liger Academy @ 5 Mile Shopping Centre.

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Meet The Team: Mark Townsley Trustee

As part of a blog series profiling the Trust's board, we'd like you to meet Mark Townsley, QTT Chief Engineer and person in charge of some really important stuff in Queenstown.

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Meet The Team: Andy Brinsley Deputy Chairman

The Queenstown Trails Trust is currently recruiting two new volunteer trustees to join the existing team. To give you a greater understanding of who the Queenstown Trails Trust is made up of, we've created a series of blogs profiling some of trustees, starting with Andy Brinsley, Deputy Chairman. Read on to discover Andy's motivations behind joining the Trust last year. 

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We Need You!

Volunteer Position: We are looking for 2 new trustees to join and complement the experience and skill sets of the existing board of trustees and bring diversity.

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Are you keen to help grow our trail network? We are Hiring.

We are hiring a Marketing & Partnerships Coordinator for our non-profit organisation in Queenstown.

If you love to create engaging content for social media, are a savvy digital marketer and have a understanding of the fundraising world, we'd love to hear from you.

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Cyclorama - New Zealand's first E-bike festival!

Cyclorama is New Zealand’s First E-Bike Festival running...

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A Tribute to Sir Eion Edgar

It is important we reflect on the monumental contribution Sir Eion Edgar has made to the Queenstown Trails Trust following his recent passing in June 2021.

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Top 5 Trails for Winter

Winter in Queenstown doesn’t just mean skiing up the mountains and curling up by the fire.  There are still adventures to be had on the Queenstown trail network on two feet or on two wheels.  Read our top 5 trails to hit this winter!

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New Trail Gets the Go Ahead

Our 17.6km trail extension from Arrowtown to Tucker Beach via Arthurs Point has been given the green light from Queenstown Lake District Council.

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The Pedallers - Lake Dunstan Trail Ride

Last month a group of thirty from the Queenstown Pedallers headed through the gorge to the new Lake Dunstan Trail...

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Bee the Change

Back in April, on a gorgeous blue sky Autumnal day in Arrowtown I met Neal at the Wakatipu Reforestation Trust apiary on Whitechapel Road.  Here's what he had to say...

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Bush Creek Upgrade

The Queenstown Trails Trust is delighted to announce that...

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Gary Patterson - Great Rides App

We recently caught up with Gary Patterson, owner and creator of the Great Rides App.  A story built on experience, passion and dedication, here’s his story…

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TOP 5: AUTUMN TRAIL ADVENTURES

With summer now over, and autumn in full swing it’s time to make the most of the beautiful outdoors while the sun still shines.  Read our Top 5 Autumn trail adventures...

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Amanda Robinson - Lightfoot Initiative

We recently caught up with Amanda Robinson, owner of the only e-cargo bike in Queenstown and founder of the Lightfoot Initiative, an active travel community lobby group that passionately believes Active Transport is the way forward for the Wakatipu Basin.

Here’s what she had to say…

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Join & Win - Become a 2021 Friend of the Trust

Become a Friend of the Trust before 21st April to be in the draw to win over $2500 worth of awesome prizes.

Please show your support and together we can make Queenstown a better place to live, walk and ride.

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Top 5: Epic Queenstown Trail Adventures

We are spoilt for choice here in Queenstown for epic scenery and traffic free trails for days.  If you’re looking for a different way to enjoy Queenstown and take advantage of the awesome trail network we have here, whether you’re a local or a visitor, we recommend these five epic adventures you can have on the Queenstown Trails.

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Wakatipu Active Transport Update

The Way2Go Group are finally pushing forward with the detailed design for the first stage of the Wakatipu Active Transport routes, which will overlap and complement the existing Queenstown Trail network. What do you think of their plans?

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Introducing Louisa Hadfield

We love nothing more than to meet our trail users and find out what they love about the Queenstown Trail network so what a great way to introduce Louisa Hadfield, the newest member of the Queenstown Trails Trust team, gravel biker adventurer and social media guru.

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Explore your own backyard this summer

Summer in Queenstown is epic. Think long days, warm temperatures, BBQs and rivers and lakes to swim in; it’s the perfect recipe for putting a big smile on everyone’s face. Throw in a healthy dose of bike riding, and you’ll soon see how awesome the Queenstown Trail network is and you are likely to discover something new about this incredible place we live in.

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Save Our Trails

We need your help. The Department of Conservation (DoC) partial review of the Otago Conservation Management Strategy (CMS) is currently open for public feedback until 21st December. Can you take 5 minutes to complete a short submission survey that could help save our proposed trail (and many others in the future).

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Help! We Need Your Submissions

The Queenstown Trails Trust has reached a really important milestone in the development of the Queenstown Trail Expansion Project and we need your help.

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Introducing Mike Walker, Chairman of the Trust

We love nothing more than to meet our trail users and find out what they love about the Queenstown Trail network and what better way to introduce the recently elected Queenstown Trails Trust Chairman, Mike Walker...

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Top 5: Reasons to ride to work

As Queenstown expands and congestion becomes a pretty topical issue for the various communities, more of us could be making a concerted effort to choose alternative methods of transport, and not just for getting to work.

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AGM 2020

The Queenstown Trails Trust would like to invite you to our 2020 Annual General Meeting on 21st October at QRC.

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Trail Expansion Project - Calling all Contractors & Consultants

The Queenstown Trails Trust is calling out for contractors and consultants to pre-qualify, in anticipation of up and coming design and construction of our trail expansion project.  

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COVID-19: Physical distancing on the trails

As New Zealand braces for the important COVID-19 lockdown some trails likely to come under increasing pressure in the coming weeks. We've created some guidelines, based on current government advice to ensure everyone stays safe...

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Trustees Wanted!

We are looking for 2 new trustees to join and compliment the experience and skill sets of the existing board of trustees and bring diversity.

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TOP 5: Queenstown Trail Family Friendly Rides

Whilst the full Queenstown Trail is 130km long, we have some great sections suitable even for the youngest of riders. Here’s our round up of the best trails to ride with your little ones in Queenstown.

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Queenstown Activity Review: Time Tripper

If you’re looking for a fun, informative way to rest the legs after your Queenstown Trail hike or bike head down to the main pier in Queenstown Bay.

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Meri Kirihimete from the Queenstown Trails Trust

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a fit and healthy New Year.

Thank you for your support in 2019

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2019 Annual General Meeting

Please mark 23rd October in your diary, come along and hear about the work of the Queenstown Trails Trust. 5.30pm at QLDC Chambers, Gorge Rd.

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Guest Blog: My First Marathon

Meet Gill Allan. Gill won a QTT competition to run the Air NZ Queenstown International Marathon. This is Gill's first marathon and is keeping us up to date on her training efforts.

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$14m approved for Active Transport

This week’s announcement of a $14m funding investment for an active transport network under the Way To Go (W2G) collaboration provides a welcome boost in improvements to Queenstown's walking and cycling trails.

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Queenstown Trails Trust AGM

We invite you to come and find out what the Trust is doing to connect our communities and inspire adventures in 2019/20.

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Guest Blog: Pedallers Sunday Ride, 21st July 2019

The Queenstown Pedallers, are Queenstown's most active and social cycling club and they have some great stories to tell and we like to share them here on the Queenstown Trails Blog.

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PAK'n'SAVE Get's Active to Raise Money for the Trust

The Queenstown Trails Trust were stoked to receive a $2,000...

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Progressing the Coronet Loop

When complete, the Coronet Loop trail will form a 56k...

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Introducing the Great Rides App

Have you downloaded the free Great Rides App yet? It’s the...

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GUEST BLOG: Pedallers Sunday Ride 29th Jan 2019

The Queenstown Pedallers, are Queenstown's most active and...

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2018: A Year in Review

With the support of our partners and friends, we achieved so much in the last year.

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VOLUNTEER PROFILE: Meet Britta Taylor

Read about some of our incredible volunteers who give their...

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Shotover Delta Crossing Points

Earlier this year the Queenstown Trails Trust secured...

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