Grant helps move trail completion plans forward

The Fiordland Trails Trust’s plans to complete the Lake2Lake Trail have been given a boost, thanks to the Les Hutchins Conservation Foundation. The Lake2Lake Trail runs from Te Anau to Manapouri; the majority of the 28km being off-road. However, to complete the full trail, currently users must travel on the State Highway for 2km. The […]

Meet Clare – FTT’s Administrator Extraordinaire!

Clare Ngakai is the Fiordland Trails Trust’s Administrator. Find out more about her here! Tell us a bit about yourself – where are you from, what do you do?My husband, son and I moved to Te Anau in 2017. Growing up in Queenstown, I have always been drawn to the mountains and lakes. Te Anau […]

Taking a seat with the Wrinkley Cyclists

(January 2024) A group that came together for a one-off bike ride on the Lake2Lake Trail, has now been meeting weekly for six years to enjoy bike rides throughout Southland and beyond.   The Wrinkley Cyclists (or the Wrinklies as they often call themselves) are a group of Fiordland residents who meet every Sunday for a bike […]

Q&A about Leg 5 of the Lake2Lake Trail

(November, 2023) 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 […]

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 […]