Eight more cycle trails funded

Funding has been confirmed ahead of schedule for the construction of eight new cycle trails under Nga Haerenga, The New Zealand Cycle Trail (NZCT) project.

The government has confirmed $18.85 million for the construction of the eight trails. These trails, together with five trails already approved, are expected to provide 1,700km of trail once completed .

The funding approvals follow the evaluation of 13 phase two trail feasibility studies submitted to the Ministry of Tourism in May. Of the 13, eight have now had their funding approved, four are still under review and funding for one trail has been declined.

The eight new trails that will be provided from the New Zealand Cycle Trail Fund are:

  • Old Motu Coach Road, Opotiki/Gisborne
  • Lake Track , Taupo
  • Dun Mountain Trail and Tasman Loop, Nelson
  • Heretaunga Ararau – Landscape Trail section, Hawke’s Bay
  • Westland Wilderness Trail, Westport
  • Alps to Ocean Trail, Mt Cook/Waitaki
  • The Queenstown Trail (Formerly known as the Wakatipu Trail), Queenstown
    Clutha Gold Trail – Roxburgh to Lawrence section, Clutha

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