Sustainable Trails Conference 2019
New Zealand 

After the success and feedback received from our inaugural Sustainable Trails Conference which was held in 2017 in the Snowy Mountains of NSW, we are excited to announce we will be bringing the 2019 Sustainable Trails Conference across the Tasman to the beautiful Marlborough region in New Zealand

The conference will bring together trails experts to deliver insights and share their knowledge with other experts, budding experts and those completely new to trails who wish to learn or who might have ideas and knowledge of their own to share.

The Marlborough Vintners Hotel located in the Renwick Wine Region of Marlborough will be the main conference location. The conference will be run over three days 1 April 2019 (evening arrival) – 4 April 2019 (delegates depart or choose to stay on for optional field trips). The program will include keynote speakers as well as forums and opportunities to exchange ideas and information in informal sessions. The conference will focus on all aspects of sustainable trails based around the conference themes.


1. Creating experiences, not trails

  • Market data — what we know the consumer wants
  • Emerging trails/trends
  • Case studies

2. Making trails count — how to attract investment

  • Social, economic & health benefits
  • Supporting the local economy

3. Governance, management and good planning

  • Trails for the future — planning for maintenances
  • Case studies — good governance/implement models

4. Selling the experience — innovation in marketing

  • Positioning the trails in a destination
  • Great walks and rides


Please contact us if you require more information