TRC Tourism was engaged to prepare a Master Plan and Implementation Guide for the Five Towns Trail (FTT) Network. Partnering with Xyst Ltd and Economic Solutions Ltd allowed TRC Tourism to provide a leading team of specialists in trail planning and development in New Zealand.
The FTT Network has the potential to become a key attraction for locals and visitors and provide the vehicle to stimulate economic development throughout parts of the region.
The project will: align key organisations and develop a shared vision; determine trail markets; ensure connectivity, consistency and sustainability; provide indicative route alignments; assess socio economic benefits; and determine priorities. The recommendations developed by TRC Tourism will be used by multiple agencies and organisations to help attract additional investment for trail provision in the Wairarapa.