Fiordland Trails Trust

"Creating a buzzing outdoor recreational scene around Te Anau & Manapouri."

 

Formed in September 2007, The Fiordland Trails Trust was established to enable the provision of a high quality interconnected network of trails in and around Fiordland for non-motorised recreational activity.

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Lake2Lake Trail – Te Anau to Manapouri

The Lake2Lake trail runs alongside Lake Te Anau and the East side of the Waiau river towards Lake Manapouri.

The total length to Manapouri will be 28km. The first 19km from Te Anau to Balloon Loop and last 4.7km from Manapouri to Supply Bay Road is now open for walkers, runners, cyclists and any other non-motorised transport (e-bikes welcome).

The trail is mostly 2.2-2.5m wide and is rated “Grade 2 Easy”.

The trail can be used in both directions or people can make a loop by returning on Golf Course Road or the Te Anau-Manapouri Highway.

A 41km loop can be created up Mt York Road and along Ramparts Road, past the lookout, returning to town via the Te Anau-Mossburn Highway.

Other Trails in the Area

The Trust has their own strategy which incorporates a recent study of the cycling opportunities in Fiordland, along with a broader list of projects that we hope to undertake in the coming years.
The current priority for the Trust is the Te Anau – Manapouri Lake2Lake Trail.

Visitor Centre to Ivon Wilson Recreation Reserve Walk

Easy walk and Bike Track

This is an easy walk to a pretty urban park in a peaceful setting, with a fishing lake for children and a mountain biking track.

Fiordland Trails Trust – Lake2Lake 

 

Cycle Track

The Lake2Lake trail runs alongside Lake Te Anau and the East side of the Waiau river towards Lake Manapouri.  

Te Anau to Te Anau Downs

This is our next project 

Still very much in the conception stage, and in the process of applying for grants

 

Perenuka Mountain Bike Park

Mountain Biking Trails

Just 6km from Te Anau town centre on the corner of Sinclair Road there is a growing single track playground for mountain bikers.

Lake Monowai/Borland Road area

Mountain Bike Trail

If you like to get out there into the wilds, away from the crowds but still amongst stunning Fiordland scenery, then this area has lots of spots for you. 

Hollyford Valley

Mountain Bike Gravel Road

The gravel road from the Hollyford Road turnoff to the road end (16 km) is a very scenic road following the Hollyford River. 

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*FJet Holiday Hunt*

Have you managed to spot any of the Fiordland Jet logos on the Lake2Lake trail? Remember the FJet Holiday Hunt is on, so be sure to grab a photo with one or more of the logos, follow the instructions below and you'll be in to win! Read on for the next clue ...

It's been great seeing the pics so far - keep them coming!

There are five Fiordland Jet logos hidden on the Lake2Lake Trail. You can find them all in one go, or wait for our clues...
Clue one was: it’s all under control…
Clue two was: A royal needs to get something up high.
Clue three is: Many colours stretching out.

Here’s what you need to do to be in to win a family river bike ride and boat ride combo:
👉Find any or all of the five logos
👉Take a picture (with people in it and a logo visible)
👉Post it to social media tagging Fiordland Jet and Fiordland Trails Trust (or email it to info@fiordlandtrails.nz)
👉Like Fiordland Jet and Fiordland Trails Trust on Facebook
And that’s it! You’re into win.

You don’t need to wait for the clues to find the logos - head on out and enjoy the trail and see what you can find. Each photo is another entry to the draw.

Happy hunting!
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*FJet Holiday Hunt*

Have you managed to spot any of the Fiordland Jet logos on the Lake2Lake trail? Remember the FJet Holiday Hunt is on, so be sure to grab a photo with one or more of the logos, follow the instructions below and youll be in to win! Read on for the next clue ...

Its been great seeing the pics so far - keep them coming!

There are five Fiordland Jet logos hidden on the Lake2Lake Trail. You can find them all in one go, or wait for our clues... 
Clue one was: it’s all under control…
Clue two was: A royal needs to get something up high. 
Clue three is: Many colours stretching out. 

Here’s what you need to do to be in to win a family river bike ride and boat ride combo:
👉Find any or all of the five logos
👉Take a picture (with people in it and a logo visible)
👉Post it to social media tagging Fiordland Jet and Fiordland Trails Trust (or email it to info@fiordlandtrails.nz)
👉Like Fiordland Jet and Fiordland Trails Trust on Facebook
And that’s it! You’re into win.

You don’t need to wait for the clues to find the logos - head on out and enjoy the trail and see what you can find. Each photo is another entry to the draw.

Happy hunting!

*FJet Holiday Hunt*

There are five Fiordland Jet logos hidden on the Lake2Lake Trail. You can find them all in one go, or wait for our clues...

Clue one was: it’s all under control…
Clue two is: A royal needs to get something up high.

Here’s what you need to do to be in to win a family river bike ride and boat ride combo:

Find any or all of the five logos
Take a picture (with people in it and a logo visible)
Post it to social media tagging Fiordland Jet and Fiordland Trails Trust (or email it to info@fiordlandtrails.nz)
Like Fiordland Jet and Fiordland Trails Trust on Facebook
And that’s it! You’re into win.

You don’t need to wait for the clues to find the logos - head on out and enjoy the trail and see what you can find. Each photo is another entry to the draw.

Happy hunting!
... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

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Have you checked if the logos are still there? My daughter and family went for a walk last week and only found the one at the control gates, we went for a walk on Wednesday and the one at the control gates is no longer there. Maybe someone has been collecting them!!?? Jane Douglas

After a couple of years of planning, we have at last submitted an application for resource consent for the construction of Legs 2 and 3 of the Te Anau-Te Anau Downs multi-use trail.
👉Our application covers the proposed development of Leg 2 (3.5km) running from the Upukerora Bridge to Sinclair Road and Leg 3 (11km) running from Sinclair Road to Boundary Creek.
👉Our consent application covers three parcels of Crown-owned land and we are seeking consent to remove indigenous vegetation to complete this work.
👉Throughout this process the Fiordland Trails Trust has worked alongside experts to minimise the impact on residents in nearby areas and on the environment.
👉We have requested the consent application be publicly notified and submissions are now open until 7 February. We encourage anyone with a view on this to make a submission.
Take a look at the SDC website for more information – we encourage you to read our full application: www.southlanddc.govt.nz/my-council/public-notices/public-notice-33/
❓If you have any questions about the proposal, please get in touch with us either via private message or email info@fiordlandtrails.nz or contact Southland District Council on 0800 732 732.
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2 weeks ago
After a couple of years of planning, we have at last submitted an application for resource consent for the construction of Legs 2 and 3 of the Te Anau-Te Anau Downs multi-use trail.
👉Our application covers the proposed development of Leg 2 (3.5km) running from the Upukerora Bridge to Sinclair Road and Leg 3 (11km) running from Sinclair Road to Boundary Creek. 
👉Our consent application covers three parcels of Crown-owned land and we are seeking consent to remove indigenous vegetation to complete this work. 
👉Throughout this process the Fiordland Trails Trust has worked alongside experts to minimise the impact on residents in nearby areas and on the environment. 
👉We have requested the consent application be publicly notified and submissions are now open until 7 February. We encourage anyone with a view on this to make a submission. 
Take a look at the SDC website for more information – we encourage you to read our full application: https://www.southlanddc.govt.nz/my-council/public-notices/public-notice-33/
❓If you have any questions about the proposal, please get in touch with us either via private message or email info@fiordlandtrails.nz or contact Southland District Council on 0800 732 732.

A great article in the latest NZToday RV Lifestyle magazine, featuring the Lake2Lake trail and a whole range of other fantastic local attractions - be sure to check it out! ... See MoreSee Less

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A great article in the latest NZToday RV Lifestyle magazine, featuring the Lake2Lake trail and a whole range of other fantastic local attractions - be sure to check it out!Image attachment

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Mararoa – Waimea Ward

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Donations of $500.00 or more make you eligible to become a Patron at the entrance to the trail
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