TRAIL NEWS: Coronet Loop Trail Construction has started!
30 Oct 2017
We are stoked to announce that work has now begun on the new Coronet Loop Trail. This is the culmination of years of planning from a number of stakeholders, and in large part thanks to the generosity of Soho Properties and their commitment to the community to grant a covenant for QEII national park right on our doorstep.
Stage 1 (pink trail) of the project will run from Bush Creek Saddle and follow an old water race across the front face of Coronet Peak to join the Coronet Road at the lower Rude Rock Trail car park.
Stage 2 (orange trail) will continue down the Skippers Pack Track and over Greengates Saddle through Deep Creek to 8 Mile Creek and out to the Macetown Road.
The trail is set amongst some breath-taking scenery with fantastic terrain. It is also home to some great heritage features from the goldmining era, and opening up the water race will serve as a way to both protect and provide interpretation to these fascinating sites.
The Queenstown Trails Trust is also seeking funding for an upgrade to the Bush Creek Track (green trail), to reduce some of the gradients and build some bridges higher up, making for a more pleasant start to the loop from Arrowtown.
Work on the initial section is expected to be completed early in the new year, please be patient until then and allow the fresh dirt time to settle before going to check it out.
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