Swing bridge ramp’s official opening
Upper Clutha Tracks Trust, along with Queenstown Lakes District Council Deputy Mayor Calum MacLeod, are celebrating the official opening of the new access ramp to the Hawea River Swing Bridge with a mass “ride, stroll, push or walk” on Sunday, January 27.
Groups are set to depart from Hawea Hotel and Wanaka Log Cabin at 9am, and Camphill Bridge and the Albert Town shops at 9.30am, to make their way by bike to the swing bridge. Participants should meet 15 minutes before departure time. Those who want to walk or run along the track to the official opening should give themselves extra time.
Construction of the $80,000 access ramp was completed in December, with track users already giving it the thumbs up.
The celebration will take place on the campground side of the swing bridge at 10am.