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Track Closures – Flood Damage

Friday, September 22nd, 2023

Outlet Track

Upper Clutha River Track

Newcastle Track

Cameron Creek Track

These tracks have been closed due to sections being under fast flowing water.

Please do not attempt to use these tracks and exercise extreme caution on all the other tracks.
The Department of Conservation which manages most of these tracks will assess them over the weekend and give an update on Monday.

Gladstone Track Upgrade Completed

Wednesday, May 24th, 2023

The Trust would like to thank our funders for our part of this project, QLDC, Central Lakes Trust, Otago Community Trust, Jones Family Trust, Hawea Community Association, and the give-a -little donations.


Pawson’s Crossing Temporary Closure

Thursday, September 23rd, 2021

Hawea Flat Link Track Update

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

Work is well underway on the new track directly linking Hawea Flat to the Hawea River Track. This track was made possible by Devon Dairies Farm owners giving the Trust an easement for public access across their private land.

The contractors have recently installed the key piece of infrastructure for the track, an underpass under the main farm road.

It is planned to have the track open in the next couple of months.

The project has been funded by

Central Lakes Trust,

Otago Community Trust


Callis Trust

Upper Clutha Tracks Trust

Gladstone Track Update

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

There has been a cliff collapse between Muir Road and John Creek. This has NOT affected the track, but please do not walk along this section of beach as a return route. Please use the track only in both directions.

Give People Space

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020



(updated 10.30am 26/3/2020 – based on government advice)

Our world has changed enormously in the past few weeks, as New Zealand braces for the important COVID-19 lockdown. With some trails likely to come under increasing pressure in the coming weeks. We’ve created some guidelines, based on current government advice to ensure everyone stays safe:

• If in doubt, don’t go out – from here on in act like you have Covid-19

• Stay local, stick to easy grade trails in your own neighbourhood, please avoid driving to trail heads, single tracks and backcountry trails. The last thing you want to do is end up in A&E putting more pressure on the health services

• Our local trails provide an opportunity for daily exercise and a great mental health break, but ride or walk within your family ‘bubble’ only. Mixing family groups or meeting friends for a walk risks the entire purpose and could lead to a longer lockdown period.

• On loop trails, please give maximum space to those coming in the opposite direction (minimum 2m distance, preferably more)

• Please refrain from touching fencing, bridges, hand rails or any other infrastructure, what we know so far is the virus can remain live on metals and plastics for up to 3 days. Use gloves if necessary and hand wash or sanitise.

• Please respect all facility closures, including any public toilets, water fountains and playgrounds.

• Please keep dogs on a lead at all times and don’t use headphones.

Be calm, kind and responsible – do your bit for New Zealand and stop the spread of Covid-19.

Please note: We will update these guidelines in accordance with national government advice

For the most up to date info please visit

Cardrona River Community Planting Day & Track Opening

Wednesday, September 11th, 2019

The Upper Clutha Tracks Trust and Sustainable Coastlines are having a Community Planting day at Cameron Creek/Cardrona River, followed by the official opening of the Cameron Creek Track. Sat 14th September. Community Planting from 1.30pm Details below.

Track Opening 4pm

2018 AGM

Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

AGM 8th November

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

Everyone is welcome to our AGM on 8th November

The Hawea River Bridge Ramp – An Update.

Friday, October 20th, 2017

This time last year Bikevember and the Trust set up a givealittle page to raise funds to build a ramp for the Hawea Swing bridge to improve access for cyclists and other users.
A idea of what it may look like is pictured below

A total of $2,760 was raised via the site. The project has a working budget of $40k.

Since then the Trust has been working with DOC on a practical design and has been obtaining prices for materials and construction.

The Trust was recently successful in an application to the Skycity (Queenstown) Community Trust, and they have donated $5,000 towards materials for the ramp.

The Trust is continuing to fundraise andwork on the project.

If you would like to support this project, donations can be made on this page or via our facebook page .