Wellington Regional Trails for the Future Framework

Adopted 2017

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Executive summary


Who are our trail user markets?

  • The region's residents
  • Tourism visitation
  • Trail tourism markets

Current state of play

  • The existing trails network
  • Current trail use
  • Views about the trails network
  • Trail stakeholders
  • Trail policies and planning
  • What is needed to develop a nationally significant trails destination?

How does the Wellington region perform as a trails destination?

The proposed trails network

  • Effective coordination
  • Consistent and collaborative planning
  • Delivering trail experiences
  • Sustainable management
  • Supporting trail use and community involvement
  • Marketing and communication

Summary of recommendations


  • Appendix A. Wellington region's trail markets
  • Appendix B. Trails stakeholder groups in the Wellington region
  • Appendix C. Trail-related plans adopted in the region
  • Appendix D. Effective trail governance
  • Appendix E. Decision-making criteria