Tracks Trust News June 2009

June 22nd, 2009

The Trust has been busy for the last 3 years working on several projects.

Working together with QLDC, DOC, Te Araroa Trust, Clutha Mata-Au River Parkway Group, adjoining landowners and with additional funding from Central Lakes Trust, Otago Community Trust and NZTA, and the Wanaka Walkers the Trust has achieved the following

Albert Town to Lake Hawea Track (part of the Te Araroa long distance Track)

Heading towards Lake Hawea

Heading towards Lake Hawea

The first part of this track south from the bridge at Camphill Rd to the bridge site near Albert Town has been completed and opened. Although this is currently a dead end track, it is a very popular walk/cycle ride already.

The rest of the track from Lake Hawea to Camphill road has been completed and the bridge over the Hawea River at Albert Town is expected to be finished by the end of July.

Hawea bridge under construction 23rd June 2009

Hawea bridge under construction 23rd June 2009

An official opening of the track is being organised and details will be posted shortly.

Albert Town to Luggate Track (part of the Clutha Mata-Au long distance track)

The first part of this track from Stevensons Rd to Short Cut Rd near the Red Bridge, has been opened as a simple poled track. This is also gives access to the old mine workings at Reko’s Point.

A bridge design to cross the Cardrona River has been prepared and will be put out to tender shortly.

Planning and track line ideas for the Haliday Bluff section have been investigated and work is expected to commence on the remaining section in the next few months.

Millennium Track (part of the Te Araroa long distance Track)

Millennium track extension under construction near Glendhu Bay

Millennium track extension under construction near Glendhu Bay

Work has started on the final stage of the track from Damper Bay to Glendhu Bay and this section should be completed by late winter. The link between Ironside Trig and Damper Bay has been committed to by Otago Regional Council, and the Trust is encouraging them to get this section completed as soon as possible.  A tender for the works has been advertised and bids received.

Millennium track extension under construction near Damper Bay

Millennium track extension under construction near Damper Bay

You can support this project by lobbying your ORC Councillors to finish the track.

Duncan Butcher  dunmore7@xtra.co.nz

Gerrard Eckhoff   mtbenger@nettel.net.nz

Millennium/Mt Roy Link

This short track links the Millennium Track to Mt Aspiring Rd approx 300m from the start of the Mt Roy Track. This means that it is possible to walk from the centre of Wanaka to The top of Mt Roy and only have to use a road for 300m. It also allows easier access to the lakeshore between Waterfall Creek and Glendhu Bay

Albert Town to Dublin Bay

A route along the true left of the Clutha River from the Albert Town Campground to Dublin Bay has been marked and signposted, using existing 4 wheel drive tracks. The Trust is investigating the idea of a new purpose built track that will run closer to the river

NEW TRACK IDEAS

The Trust is always looking for suggestions for new tracks from the public. If you have any ideas or suggestions please contact Tim Dennis on

Upper Clutha Tracks Trust

03 443 5733 (evenings only)

PO Box 713, Wanaka

tim@southernlandckl.co.nz

Support Us

We are a Registered Charitable Trust (1898188) and are registered with the new Charities Commission (CC38956).  We welcome financial donations or donations of skills and services to assist us develop new walking and cycling tracks.

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