Arthurs Point to Queenstown shared path

A shared pathway linking McChesney Bridge, Arthurs Point and Queenstown is now complete. The pathway makes it safer and easier for people to walk, cycle or scoot to town or back.

About the project

The Arthurs Point to Queenstown route was identified as one of eight priority trails for the Whakatipu Active Travel Network: an integrated network of trails for walking and cycling that connects to public transport, providing a genuine alternative to getting around by car.

The route recently received funding through the Transport Choices package.  This is part of the Waka Kotahi Climate Emergency Response Fund (CERF) programme, which aims to demonstrate what’s possible for communities nationwide by quickly providing people with healthier, more affordable, and safer transport choices that are good for us, and for the environment.

The routes starts at McChesney Bridge and follows Gorge Road towards Queenstown, traveling through rural and urban areas.  It links in to the Matakauri wetland trail then recommences along Robins Road, adjacent to the Recreation Ground, finishing at the intersection of Memorial and Camp Street.  

The work includes: 

  • upgrading the existing rural trail to an asphalt and chipseal surface

  • drainage and surfacing upgrades to the Matakauri wetlands trail (note the trail will remain unsealed in this location)

  • sealing the road shoulder adjacent to the Matakauri wetland trail

  • creating a wider shared path along Robins Road, between the Recreation Ground and the intersection of Memorial and Camp Street. 

  • retaining walls, safe crossing points and associated line marking.

Route map

Design drawings

We've provided the detailed design drawings below: