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Introducing the Batkin family

We love nothing more than to meet our trail users and find out what they love about the Queenstown Trail. This month we were lucky to bump into the beautiful Batkin family, who were out enjoying the last few days of summer by exploring their own backyard by bike. Best kind of family time if you ask us.

The Batkins tales from the trail

WHO? Kate, Dan and wee Lucy Batkin (17 months old) and their trail dog/fur baby, Coro.

WHAT BRINGS YOU TO THE QUEENSTOWN TRAIL TODAY? We are out for a day of family bonding and to encourage Lucy to love traveling by bike.

WHICH TRAIL WERE YOU ON? We started at Riverside Road and are riding along the Kawarau River (the new section on the Twin Rivers Trail that's just been upgraded). The trails are riding really nicely.

WHAT DID YOU ENJOY THE MOST? We are loving the last few days of summer and how excited Lucy gets, she keeps shouting 'gooooo' when she wants to go faster and she's been singing along the way.

WHAT BIKE ARE YOU RIDING? I've got an Avanti torrent (love my bike!!!) and Lucy loves her iBert bike seat.

WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE QUEENSTOWN TRACK? This one because it's right near our house!

We have seen a phenomenal amount of young family's out on the trails this summer.  It makes us very proud that everyone can get out and enjoy our beautiful landscapes by bike, what an asset for not only our community now but for generations to come.

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