Road acquisitions for the Queenstown trails network


Acquisition of land to reduce construction costs of a preferred alignment and improve the enjoyment and resilience of the trail network post construction.


APL Property Ltd has recently supported the Queenstown Trails Trust and Queenstown Lakes District Council with road acquisitions along the Arrowtown to Arthurs Point active trail network, utilising s114 of the Public Works Act 1981. 

The Arrowtown to Arthurs Point Trail, also known as the Wharehuanui Trail, is an eagerly anticipated 17km off-road trail connecting Arrowtown to Arthurs Point in the Otago region of New Zealand.  

Detailed design work identified opportunities to reposition the trail outside the legal road corridor to construct it at a lower gradient, improving the resilience of the trail and increasing enjoyment of the trail by its users. To do so, additional road was acquired to widen the construction corridor. 

APL Property Ltd is proud to have supported the trail development by supporting timely negotiations and LINZ accredited acquisition services. 


"Working with APL Property Ltd on the road acquisitions for the Queenstown trails network has been an absolute pleasure. Their expertise in navigating the complexities of land acquisition under the Public Works Act was instrumental in securing the necessary land to enhance the construction of the Arrowtown to Arthurs Point Trail. I highly recommend APL Property Ltd to anyone embarking on similar projects. Their professionalism, reliability, and commitment to excellence make them the ideal partner for land acquisition services."

Mark Williams – CEO, Queenstown Trails Trust

We are APL Property, a leading provider of Public Works Act land acquisitions in New Zealand.

APL Property are LINZ Accredited Suppliers and have been established for over 20 years.

We have a team of experts who can provide you with land status and acquisition advice. 

We are fast, reliable, and assure confidentiality in the provision of our services. 

Ready to get started with your roading or trail project?

Contact APL today to discuss your requirements.  



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Dan Cruickshank

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  +64 21 510 555



Jeff Reidy

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