Project Description

TRC were engaged to conduct a desk-based research study of opportunities for use of the reinstated rail line of the rail corridor between Gisborne and Wairoa for tourism opportunities. This included the types of activities that could be offered using both the rail line (on track such as steam excursions or cycle-rail tourism) and using the rail corridor (off track, such as to enable a cycle way.
TRC was provided with notes of engagement from BERL for reference and used our own findings and insights from other tourism-related project work, stakeholder consultation and site visits that we had recently conducted in the Tairāwhiti Gisborne region.
These findings by TRC fed into a wider piece of work being conducted by BERL and Tairāwhiti Rail Limited to deliver the Gisborne-Wairoa Rail Feasibility Study.