Twin Rivers’ Trail reopens key sec­tion af­ter ma­jor re­pair

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Queen­stown’s ‘Twin Rivers’ trail has re­opened a key sec­tion af­ter ma­jor $360,000 re­pair and aquired a long-term main­te­nance part­ner­ship.

The re­cent re­open­ing of one of the most pop­u­lar and scenic sec­tions of Queen­stown Trail’s ‘Twin Rivers’ trail be­low Re­mark­ables Park has been made pos­si­ble by sup­port from a range of part­ners, in­clud­ing a grant of $120,000 from lo­cal devel­op­ment com­pany Re­mark­ables Park Ltd.

“The Queen­stown Trails Trust is ex­cep­tion­ally de­lighted to be re­open­ing this beau­ti­ful part of the Twin Rivers trail which runs along­side the Kawa­rau River. It’s al­ways been a firm favourite with both lo­cals and visi­tors and has been closed for three years now due to a trail fail­ure,” said Mandy Kennedy, Queen­stown Trails Trust Chief Ex­ec­u­tive.

“We had been con­sid­er­ing a va­ri­ety of ways to en­able the work to be un­der­taken to re­in­state the trail and were de­lighted when our part­ners banded to­gether to help us.”

The bal­ance of the trail re­pair was jointly funded by Queen­stown Trails Trust, the Min­istry of Busi­ness, In­no­va­tion & Em­ploy­ment (via the Main­tain­ing the Qual­ity of Great Rides Fund), EP Wild­ing Es­tate, Air New Zealand Queen­stown In­ter­na­tional Marathon, Craig and Co­ralie Wil­liams and Wil­son Con­tract­ing. It was pro­ject man­aged by Brian Fitz­patrick, Re­mark­ables Park Ltd’s GM of Pro­jects.

“We would like to thank all trail users for their pa­tience while the sec­tion of trail was closed and very much look for­ward to see­ing them re­turn to the re­opened sec­tion in this spe­cial part of the Queen­stown Trail net­work, we are pos­i­tive they will en­joy it im­mensely.

“The icing on the cake for us is the part­ner­ship with the team from Re­mark­ables Park Lim­ited to main­tain both the up­per and lower trails which run along­side the Kawa­rau River for a pe­riod of fif­teen years. The Queen­stown Trails Trust con­stantly strives to en­sure our trail net­work is the best it can pos­si­bly be and our sin­cere thanks go to the team at Re­mark­ables Park Lim­ited for in­vest­ing in the fu­ture of our trail net­work,” said Mrs Kennedy.

Alastair Porter, Re­mark­ables Park Ltd Chief Ex­ec­u­tive, said the or­gan­i­sa­tion was very pleased to fund main­te­nance of al­most 5km of trails bor­der­ing Re­mark­ables Park.

“The Queen­stown Trails team has done an in­cred­i­ble job of se­cur­ing Gov­ern­ment fund­ing and lo­cal fundrais­ing over a long pe­riod to de­liver a world­class net­work for walk­ers and bik­ers. Their pas­sion and ded­i­ca­tion is im­pres­sive and we’re de­lighted to play our part as an on­go­ing sig­nif­i­cant spon­sor,” said Mr Porter.

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