The Trail Code

Keep our trails beautiful!

Everyone is welcome to enjoy our trails, but please take care to follow some simple rules to ensure your safety and that the trails can be enjoyed by all well into the future:

  • Always tell someone where you’re going.
  • Stay on the trail.
  • Always prepare for alpine weather conditions.
  • Carry plenty of food and water.
  • Always consider others while walking the trail.
  • Bikers please give way to walkers and horses.
  • Dogs should be on a leash at all times.
  • Never light fires – there is a year round fire ban in the Queenstown Lakes District.
  • Keep streams and lakes clean – bury toilet waste away from waterways.
  • Take all rubbish with you or put in bins if provided.
  • Report all potential hazards to the Council, phone 03 441 0499 Queenstown, or 03 443 0024 Wanaka.