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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The good news is, we still plan to sell bacon butties at the start of the Kepler Challenge from 6am Saturday morning. $5 each. Bring cash. ... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago

We've had to cancel the 5/10km run/walk planned for this Saturday the 7th due to appalling weather. We could have turned it into a duathlon with a swim section (along the trail) or changed the course to along the road but that's not what you signed up for, nor as safe as we'd like you to be. We're looking at trying a different date early next year, in which case you can credit your entry to the next event or you can make your entry fee a donation to the Trails Trust or you can email info@fiordlandtrails.nz with bank account details stating the date you paid your entry fee and the message you put with your payment. If you've paid cash, see Nigel (contact details on entry form). ... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago

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They Where gonna get wet anyway, ankle deep water hazard could all be part of the fun 🙂

That’s a shame. Kaylee and I will credit to next event depending on the date. Thanks.

Maybe should change the details under the event itself saying it's cancelled, if u don't follow this page and just followed the event when it popped up, no way of knowing it's not on. 😊

Fiona McDonald

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Fiona McDonald Samantha McBride 😪

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Lake2Lake watercolour cards now available for sale from Te Anau Photocentre. $20 for pack of 4 different cards depicting different locations along the trail. Painted by our very own Dr Liz Scott. 100% of sale price goes to the Fiordland Trails Trust. Thanks to Iain and Sheree for helping support us. ... See MoreSee Less

6 days ago

Lake2Lake watercolour cards now available for sale from Te Anau Photocentre.  $20 for pack of 4 different cards depicting different locations along the trail. Painted by our very own Dr Liz Scott. 100% of sale price goes to the Fiordland Trails Trust. Thanks to Iain and Sheree for helping support us.

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Awesome pictures Liz

Great way of supporting Trails Trust. thanks Liz

Beautiful paintings, Liz. Great work

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Plan Your Trip

38-40 Town Centre, Te Anau
Ph: +64 3 2498195

Outside Sport Bike Hire

Our team will kit you out with a hire bike to suit and set you on the way with all you need and some valuable local advise.

FREE with all rentals – Helmet, bike pump, spares kit
In-house workshop – we service our bikes after every rental

68 Town Centre, Te Anau

Wild Rides Te Anau

Wild Rides is Te Anau’s local bike shop. Our entire rental fleet is updated every year.

Wild Rides has a little something to suit everyone.

Ebikes, front suspension, kids bikes, kids trailers and much more.

Cnr Oraka St & Milford Highway,
Te Anau, 
Phone +64 21 197 4555

Fiordland Outdoors Company

Providing a cycle Trail Bike Taxi on the Lake2Lake trail

7 Mokonui St, Te Anau 9600

Fiordland Bike Hire

Based next to the mini golf on Mokonui St, Te Anau

Latest updates from the Fiordland Trails Trust

5km, 10km on 7th Dec 2019

5km, 10km on 7th Dec 2019

5km Challenge and 10km Challenge is an out-and-back run/walk on the section of the Fiordland Trails Trust Lake2Lake Trail

Half Marathon 2020

Half Marathon 2020

The event committee have set the date for next year – 8th Aug 2020 

A Special Thanks to Key Sponsors

Te Anau Community Board 
Mararoa – Waimea Ward

Become a Patron of the Trust or Donate Today!

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