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biking, and compared to standards for New Zealand’s cycle tracks, it was ‘‘at the low end’’.
Bike Wanaka built the Deans Bank track and submitted its efforts were for general public users, not commercial operators. It suggested the Rapleys be granted a 12 month licence while the council continued to develop its Upper Clutha tracks strategy.
President Jamie Greenway said on Monday: ‘‘It’s great that the QLDC are setting sensible guidelines for the commercial use of the Wanaka trail network.’’ a) Maximum group size of 12 persons including two guides. b) Reviews at renewal time to take into account council track strategies c) Council retains absolute right to restrict tracks as conditions and track use dictate. Initially the Outlet and Deans Bank tracks are to be excluded, until such point as council decides they are suitable for guiding. Should further tracks be removed, the council will provide no less than one week’s notice.
Councillors Alexa Forbes (Queenstown), Calum MacLeod (Wanaka).
A cyclist dismounts at the beginning of a technical rise on The Outlet Track beside the Clutha River, at Wanaka. About the cycle tours New Zealand – approved reserve licence application What: Commercial licence for guided biking and walking tours on council reserves
Term: Two years
Special conditions include: