$245,000 for Great Lake Trail extension

A new 15 kilometre extension to the Great Lake Trail has been granted $245,000 through the Ngā Haerenga, the New Zealand Cycle Trail: Enhancement and Extension Fund.

The extension will create a scenic 30 kilometre off-road loop that will add to the appeal of the Great Lake Trail and improve safety for those cyclists who currently ride on the road to experience a similar loop.

The total cost of the Otaketake Link project is around $360,000, with local sources contributing the remaining funding. The trail extension will take around eight months to complete.

Ngā Haerenga, the New Zealand Cycle Trail is a network of 22 premier and predominately off-road Great Rides across the country, used by more than a million people per year.

Read more about the Enhancement and Extension Fund.

$245,000 for Great Lake Trail extension