Life’s a picnic

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By PHILIP CHANDLER

Queenstown Rotarians have created a picnic/viewing area along the 3.2km Tucker Beach Trail they gifted to the community in 2018.

For about $1200 they’ve installed a BBQ table and bench seat.

Kerry Dunlop, who conceived the trail and chaired the Rotary committee that instigated it, thinks the spot will be popular with families who set off from the Old Lower Shotover Bridge, which was restored in an earlier $700,000 Rotary project.

It’s less than a quarter of the way along the track.

The local Rotary Club’s committed to maintaining the trail, which it co-funded with community trusts and the Queenstown Trails Trust (QTT), for its first three years.

In time, it’s anticipated it will connect with a new QTT trail going all the way to Arthurs Point, including a bridge over the Shotover Bridge.

From the Tucker Beach Delta end, there’s already access back to Frankton via Lake Johnson and Hansen Road.

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