Q&A about Leg 5 of the Lake2Lake Trail

(November, 2024) The Lake2Lake Trail is set to be completed in the near(ish) future. The Fiordland Trails Trust trustees have put in a power of work to get to this point, although there’s still a way to go. Check out this Q&A with Trustee Graeme Crouchley, which gives a great outline of what is to […]

FTT recognised at Environment Southland Community Awards

(Friday 20 October, 2023) The Fiordland Trails Trust was thrilled to be awarded a Highly Commended award at the 2023 Environment Southland Community Awards. The Trust was awarded Highly Commended in the Environmental Action in the Community section for its environmental mahi enabled by the Jobs for Nature project – Bringing the Park to the […]

Lake2Lake Trail completion edges closer

(August 2023) Plans to complete the Lake2Lake Trail from Te Anau to Manapouri are taking shape, as the Fiordland Trails Trust begins investigations into a route that would create a full off-road link between the towns. Currently, to complete the full 28km Lake2Lake trail, users need to travel on the State Highway for 2km. However, […]

Lake2Lake Trail worth millions to local economy

(July 2023) An impact assessment report has shown the Lake2Lake Trail, from Te Anau to Manapouri, is worth millions of dollars to the local economy – and the Trust behind it believes there is potential for that to increase. In early 2023 the Fiordland Trails Trust engaged Angus & Associates to produce an Impact Assessment Report […]

Trail extension gets green light

(Monday 5 September, 2022) The development of more than 14km of multi-use trail in Te Anau has been given the go ahead, with consent officially granted for the extension of the Fiordland Trails Trust’s trail network. The trail extension will run from the Upukerora River trail bridge, on Milford Road, to Boundary Creek, just south […]

Jobs for Nature update

Our Jobs for Nature team have been busy clearing a heap of exotic trees alongside the Upukerora River trail bridge. You might not even recognise the space with so many trees gone! Now the focus turns to planting hundreds of natives in the area. This will be brilliant for the area, and for the wildlife. […]

New seat has special meaning

Have you noticed a new seat along the Lake2Lake Trail? It’s at the Control Gates and has been placed there in memory of the late James ‘Jim’ Muir, who went missing in Lake Te Anau in 1957. Have a read of the special story A lasting memorial to a former Waikaka man now sits along […]

New event category

There is a new event category for the 2022 Meridian Hydro Half Marathon. The prizes this year include male, female and gender diverse categories, with first place in each winning $400, 2nd place $200 and 3rd place $100. The event is on August 6, and also includes the Mitre 10 Te Anau 10k event. Check […]