The Lake Dunstan Cycle Trail officially opened on Saturday 8th May after a two year construction that developed the 55km track from Smiths Way, through Cromwell and near to Bannockburn, around Cornish Point, along Lake Dunstan before finishing in Clyde.
The Trail links the townships of Clyde and Cromwell and offers cyclists and walkers an easy ride (Grade 1-2) through unique and fascinating landscapes so characteristic of Central Otago as it journeys along Lake Dunstan, the Kawarau River and the mighty Clutha River Mata-au.
Cyclists and walkers experiencing the Lake Dunstan Trail will marvel at the man-made landscapes, the rich Māori and early pioneer history, and amble through the vineyards of Bannockburn (oh yes sounds like us!).
The region’s rich modern, pioneering and Māori historical stories are integrated along the way, some of which are brought to life in the Clyde and Cromwell Historical Precinct.
The Lake Dunstan Trail extends and complements the well-established Great Rides in Central Otago and the Southern Lakes, and provides a key link with the Otago Central Rail Trail and the Roxburgh Gorge Trail, both of which are part of Nga Haerenga – New Zealand Cycle Trails
You don’t have to be an expert mountain biker to enjoy this spectacular trail. If you’re looking for something new to try this recharge season, this is one you wont forget.