Newcastle Track Opened on 8th December 2012
The new track is 14km long and runs on the true left of the Clutha River from the Hawea River Swing Bridge at Albert Town to near the Red Bridge at Luggate. , It creates a great loop track in conjunction with the Upper Clutha River Track.
The main funder of the track is the Otago Community Trust, with additional funding from the following:
Walking Access Commission – Enhanced Access Fund
The Lion Foundation
Skycity Casino Queenstown Community Trust
The Trust has had considerable support from the Department of Conservation Wanaka Office who have constructed some of the track and managed the project on behalf of the Trust.
The Trust would also like to thank Devon Diaries Ltd the adjoining landowner for their assistance with the project, and Bike Wanaka who will be assuming the day to day responsibility for maintaining the track.
The Trust welcomes anyone who would like to donate their skills and services or even make a financial contribution to future tracks.