Sustainable Trails
Conference 2024
Central Otago,
New Zealand 

Conference Location:  Cromwell, Central Otago

Conference venue:  The Gate

How to Get There

The nearest major airport to Cromwell is Queenstown Airport, which is approximately a 50-minute drive away. Queenstown is serviced by major car hire companies.

Queenstown to Cromwell

Via State Highway 6: 50 minutes (60km)

Christchurch to Cromwell

Via State Highway 8: 5 hours (423km)


The Harvest Hotel Cromwell (on site of conference venue)

Colonial Manor Motel Cromwell (300 meters from venue)

ASURE Central Gold Motel Cromwell (350 meters from conference venue)


The climate during March in Cromwell is mild and reasonably dry. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 19°C (66°F), whilst at night 23°C (73°F) is normal.

What did past attendees think?

The Sustainable Trails Conference provided an excellent opportunity to share best practice across a variety of topics from trail building to governance. Each session was valuable in its own right. Great to see the collaboration between our two countries as we all strive to make the most of this growing community.

Diane Drummond | General Manager | Hauraki Rail Trail Charitable Trust

The sustainable trails conference is a must do for all those involved in the planning, development and marketing of tracks and trails.

Anthony Burton | Principal | Anthony Burton & Associates

A well run and organised conference, excellent speakers who certainly provided a range of information in the topics presented. Took away some key learnings.

Jane Tito | Marlborough

I have been to a lot of conferences before, this was one of the best I have ever attended.

Mick Tucker | Mayor, Break O'Day Council

A fantastic conference. Great speaker line-up with leaders in the field. Learned a lot and made new connections.

Francesca Governali | Conservation & Tourism Fellow | Dartmouth College

The Sustainable Trails Conference provides a unique opportunity to appreciate the importance of trails to local economies and tourism, the amount of work going on in this space, and to share and learn from others working in the field.

Suky Thompson | Trust Manager | Rod Donald Banks Peninsula Trust

Check out our previous conferences

Marlborough, New Zealand 2019

Alice Springs, NT Australia 2021

St Helens Tasmania, Australia 2022