Queenstown Rotary’s long awaited Tucker Beach Trail was opened on Sunday 28 October, by Queenstown-Lakes Mayor Jim Boult, after 3 years of planning and community consultation and fundraising of some $250,000.  In addition Rotarian Tony Fleming contributed a substantial amount by way of trees removal by his company Tree Care Southern Lakes.

The trail is a walk and cycle trail that extends 3.2 km along Tucker Beach Rd from the Rotary bridge across the Shotover River.  The restoration of the old suspension bridge was earlier Queenstown Rotary’s project to celebrate Rotary International’s centenary year for which our club received a Rotary International Citation.  The trail, in turn, is our club’s gift to the Wakatipu community to celebrate 75 years of Rotary in Queenstown.

Plantings of native trees and shrubs along the trail will follow through our partnership with the Wakatipu Afforestation Society.

Credit goes to project leader PDG Kerry Dunlop and his team of Rotarians John Thompson and David Broomfield who have seen this project to fruition.