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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Another event held on race day!
If your looking for something to do after the Meridian Hydro Half Marathon. Look no further. Buffet Dinner, Live Auction and Entertainment all in support of Luka’s journey.An amazing event organised by our Te Anau friends and supported by the local & wider Southland community 🙌

From the organisers - "Please email admin@anightforluka.co.nz for expressions of interest in securing a table. Tables are selling fast and at this stage we don't expect to open up single sales. We will happily add your name to the list in the case single tickets become available."
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Another event held on race day! 
If your looking for something to do after the Meridian Hydro Half Marathon. Look no further. Buffet Dinner, Live Auction and Entertainment all in support of Luka’s journey.

No matter what...you are a winner once you cross that finish line! Enter the Meridian Hydro Half Marathon and when the medal goes over your head feel like a winner! ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

We are delighted to see one of our Trustees, Alister, recognised for his tireless work for the community! Outstanding stuff 👏👏👏Manapouri volunteer Alister Burgess has been described as a man who makes things happen.

His tireless efforts for his community were officially recognised on Tuesday 14 June with the presentation of a Community Service Award from the Fiordland Community Board and Southland District Council.

Southland District Mayor Gary Tong presented the award, and flowers to Mr Burgess's wife Julie.

Mr Burgess has worked countless hours voluntarily on the Lake to Lake Cycle Trail, for Weedbusters and on general maintenance around the Manapouri township.

Mr Burgess was instrumental in the clearing and beautification of the north end of Frasers Beach at Manapouri. The area is now aesthetically pleasing for the enjoyment of people of all ages.

He was deputy chair of the former Manapouri Community Development Area Subcommittee.

His citation says “he enjoys the outdoors and loves getting stuck into things. He takes pride in his community and is always available to the people”.
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2 weeks ago
We are delighted to see one of our Trustees, Alister, recognised for his tireless work for the community! Outstanding stuff 👏👏👏

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Well deserved!

Fantastic- very well deserved!

Congratulations Alister.

Nice! Well deserved 🌟

Go Alister and Julie

Go team FTT make things happen 🙂 👍👍

Congratulations to you Alister you were always a community man and Julie you have supported Alister all the way well done to you both ☑️☑️

Well deserved Alistair. You have given a lot of your time to the Manapouri community and surrounds. Congratulations.

Very cool

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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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