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The Wellington Regional Trails Framework

Making Wellington’s Regional Trails world-class and wildly famous.

The aim of the Wellington Regional Trails project is to make Wellington’s trails world-class and wildly famous and, and as a result, improve the lifestyle of Wellingtonians through increased tourism and economic growth.

The Regional Trails brand and Wellington Regional Trails website are key deliverables of the project framework. Read the full Wellington Regional Trails for the Future Strategic Framework document.

Our structure

The Wellington Regional Trails Regional Coordinating Committee is made up of senior officials from the project’s partner organisations who report directly to the region’s councils and Department of Conservation’s Chief Executives.

The Committee works closely with the Community and Industry Engagement Forum who are made up of trail user representatives. Together these groups drive and collaborate ongoing support for the Wellington Regional Trails for the Future Strategic Framework and approve the key actions to be executed by the Regional Trails Framework Advisor (see the diagram below).

There are many trail user groups including: trampers, walkers, runners, cyclists and mountain bikers, horses and environmentalists. The Wellington Regional Trails website includes information to support those region-wide user groups. These include:

  • Location, routes, interactive maps and trail descriptions (distance, elevations, standards, facilities and difficulty grading).
  • Promotion and links to events and trails related operators such as hospitality, accommodation, products, tour and skills courses.
trails framework diagram