Earlier this year the Queenstown Trails Trust secured funding from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) to create a new route at the Shotover Delta, allowing cyclists to bypass the road. The trail is now complete and provides a significant improvement in experience and safety from sharing the road with big trucks.
However, there are 2 crossing points on the trail which are controlled with self-closing gates to satisfy the health and safety requirements for quarry operations. We've had multiple reports of the gates being propped open and damaged by trail users. It’s imperative the gates remain closed at all times, or we will risk losing access to this trail.
Please respect the crossings (and new signage now in place), the gates are there for your own safety; bikes, kids and dogs do not mix well with 70-tonne gravel trucks!