Sustainable Trails
Conference 2024
Central Otago,
New Zealand 

Destination information

Meeting in New Zealand’s Central Otago “A World of Difference” region, delegates will experience a powerful landscape dominated by weathered ancient mountains, alpine herb fields and fast flowing rivers.
The area boasts award-winning wineries with a globally recognised reputation in organic viticulture and regenerative agriculture, export stone fruit and a huge bounty of local produce and extensive gold rush history.
The region is home to over 300km of off-road cycling and walking tracks, including four of New Zealand’s Great Rides – the Lake Dunstan Rail Trail, Otago Central Rail, known as NZ’s hero trail of sustainability and economic viability, Clutha Gold and Roxburgh Gorge and is close by to the Queenstown Great Ride Network.

While you’re joining us in New Zealand, why not extend your stay and check out some other fantastic activities to do while you’re here? 

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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