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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🥳 Wahoo - a partial section of the new trail leg from the Upukerora River Mouth to the new trail bridge is completed and ready for public use - enjoy! The leg will be fully completed early next year. ... See MoreSee Less

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🥳 Wahoo - a partial section of the new trail leg from the Upukerora River Mouth to the new trail bridge is completed and ready for public use - enjoy! The leg will be fully completed early next year.Image attachment

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Fantastic, rode part of it a few months ago and really enjoyed it. Thanks

Great work!!

True!!

Cyn Fairley We should try this one out xx

Beautiful bridge.

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Did you know there are a whole range of places in Te Anau you can hire bikes from to enjoy the wonderful trail network in Fiordland? Four of them feature in our new brochure, so we thought we'd give you a little more info here on our Facebook page.

💥Outside Sports have been a long-time friend of the Fiordland Trails Trust, and are valuable sponsors of our half marathon event. But did you know they are a full retail store with rental services and an in-house workshop all under one roof?

👉You can hire a bike , fishing rod, backpack and even a frisbee and explore the tranquillity of Te Anau!

💥The team love the trails in and around Te Anau and Fiordland, especially the Lake2Lake trail because it's family friendly and suits all abilities. They also love being based in Te Anau, where so many adventures await - ride the lakeshore, fish the Waiau, hike the Kepler, explore the high country and enjoy Te Anau at your own leisurely pace.

👉You can find Outside Sports at 38-40 Town Centre, Te Anau, or check out their website: www.outsidesports.co.nz/
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Did you know there are a whole range of places in Te Anau you can hire bikes from to enjoy the wonderful trail network in Fiordland? Four of them feature in our new brochure, so we thought wed give you a little more info here on our Facebook page. 

💥Outside Sports have been a long-time friend of the Fiordland Trails Trust, and are valuable sponsors of our half marathon event. But did you know they are a full retail store with rental services and an in-house workshop all under one roof?

👉You can hire a bike , fishing rod, backpack and even a frisbee and explore the tranquillity of Te Anau!

💥The team love the trails in and around Te Anau and Fiordland, especially the Lake2Lake trail because its family friendly and suits all abilities. They also love being based in Te Anau, where so many adventures await - ride the lakeshore, fish the Waiau, hike the Kepler, explore the high country and enjoy Te Anau at your own leisurely pace. 

👉You can find Outside Sports at 38-40 Town Centre, Te Anau, or check out their website: https://www.outsidesports.co.nz/

Come one, come all (within Alert Level 2 restrictions, of course!) ...
The Fiordland Trails Trust AGM is on Tuesday night, and we'd love to see you there!
👉 5.30pm
👉 Tuesday 30 November
👉 Te Anau Club
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Come one, come all (within Alert Level 2 restrictions, of course!) ... 
The Fiordland Trails Trust AGM is on Tuesday night, and wed love to see you there!
👉 5.30pm
👉 Tuesday 30 November
👉 Te Anau Club

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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

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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