The trail follows the true right of The Kawarau River from Old Cromwell Town to Bannockburn, and then through the Cromwell Gorge to the Dunstan Arm Rowing Club, near Clyde. Work started in June. 2019… The trail forms part of 536km of new trails connecting Cromwell to other Central Otago, Queenstown and Wanaka trails.
The 40.2km trail is part of the $26million New Zealand Cycle Trail Project, funded by the Government, the Central Lakes Trust and the Otago Community Trust.
The trail was officially opened on the 8th of May with a ride from Clyde to Cromwell. After the official opening, the lead group departed Clyde at 10am.
Please note that parts of the trail are in remote terrain with some challenging grade 3 sections which are only recommended for confident and experienced cyclists. To understand what to expect, to help you choose the right section of trail for your ability, and how to prepare for your ride, click this
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Two contractors (Wilson and Keen and M3) completed the bulk of the trail construction. A third contractor, Cliff Care, has also been involved in trail construction, along with rock scaling and clip-on bridge work.
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