Get into gear with the GWD 2km Kids’ Fun Run!

GWD Motor Group and the Fiordland Trails Trust are encouraging youngsters to get into top gear and speed into a brand new 2km fun run event, on Saturday 3rd August.  The GWD Kids’ 2km fun run is a brand new event that will run alongside the annual Meridian Hydro Half Marathon and Mitre 10 Te […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]