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Access to Waipara Vineyard Trail protected for the future
The Waipara Vineyard Trail — Mountford Estate walkway was officially gazetted last week. This provides enduring access over part of the popular Waipara Vineyard Trail that winds through vineyards in the stunning rolling hills around Waipara. The opportunity to legalise this section of the trail arose through an Overseas Investment Office decision the Commission advised on when the vineyard was sold to a Japanese investor in 2017. The Hurunui District Council, which developed the Waipara Vineyard Trail, has become the legal controlling authority for the Walkway. It is managed and maintained by Hurunui Trails Trust.
The short, easy and well-formed track offers walkers and bikers good views of vineyards and beyond to the Waipara Valley.
Page last updated: 14 December 2023