29. Queenstown Trails Trust: Peter Atkinson

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We were one of the major investors in the Queenstown trails with grants totaling $1.5 million. This network of trails has evolved and now boasts hundreds of users each year for recreational riding, walking and for locals commuting to work and school. 

 

“It’s usually some crisis in life, I think, or an understanding of the reality of life that encourages people to say, “Oh, I must get fitter or maybe I should do some exercise or do something different from what I’ve been doing”, and the trails have just been the most amazing community benefit. I certainly never appreciated it at the start that it would be anything like this.”

Peter Atkinson

Queesntown Pedallers and Avid Trail User