Archive for October, 2016

Bike’vember Hawea River Bridge Ramp Fundraiser.

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

Help build a bike/wheelchair ramp for the Hawea River Bridge


Bike’vember and the Upper Clutha Tracks Trust are raising funds to build a ramp for this bridge to improve access for cyclists and wheelchair users.

The project has the support of the Department Of Conservation and Queenstown Lakes District Council, and a budget of $40,000.

Any donation that you can make will help us get this project off the ground. Donations can be made online at the Givealittle website.  Bike’vember Give a little 


The image above has been prepared by Sarah Scott Architect  as an indication how the ramp will look.

For more details about Bike’vember

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For more information about the Upper Clutha Tracks Trust (Reg. Charity no CC38956)

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Email                                 Tel 03 443 8183

Motatapu River Track

Thursday, October 6th, 2016


Track sign at Motatapu road end car park

The Motatapu River Track is the latest addition to the Upper Clutha Tracks Network.

It starts from the west end of the Motatapu Road near Glendhu Bay and follows the Motatapu River downstream to the Mt Aspiring Road just past the Rocky Hill Track.


The track is formed to a simple standard and can be muddy after rain. It is possible to cycle the track but there are a few stiles and steps where bikes will have to be carried.

Track sign On Mt Aspiring Rd

Track sign On Mt Aspiring Rd

The track follows the Motatapu river and there are lots of great picnic spots and shallow pools along the way.

From Mt Aspiring Road the track also provides a great view of the nearby climbing area and easy access to the small gorge below.