"A must-do in Wairarapa – the best way to experience and connect with our people and places."
The Wairarapa Five Towns Trail Network is an ambitious project to develop almost 200km of recreational trails for walking and cycling, linking Martinborough, Featherston, Greytown, Carterton and Masterton.
The goal is to grow community wealth through developing outstanding trail-based experiences, and to provide for improved liveability and health outcomes for residents and visitors alike.
From beautiful rivers, towns and villages, culture and heritage, to world class food and beverages, Wairarapa offers untapped potential for a unique visitor experience.
The project aims to bring to life the vision of an internationally recognised network of trails for locals, visitors, and tourists that will grow Wairarapa’s economy and enhance community wellbeing.
The Wairarapa Five Towns Trail Network aligns with the Wellington Regional Trails Framework and the Wairarapa Economic Development Strategy, and was developed from a concept conceived by the Five Towns Trails Trust to connect Wairarapa’s towns.
The project is now being led by Wairarapa Trails Action Group (WTAG).
WTAG members include South Wairarapa, Carterton and Masterton District Councils, Greater Wellington Regional Council, Department of Conservation, Destination Wairarapa, and Wairarapa-based trails trusts.
We are committed to ensuring the views of our community, including iwi, landowners, and other interest groups are taken into account when making decisions.
Route planning and design for each section will be carried out on a staged basis, including talking and working with landowners, community engagement, and collaborative planning with iwi, and national and local organisations.
Contact us if you would like to be involved with the next stages of the project, or find out more about what is proposed.
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