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Matangi Easement Proposal

Access to Matangi Station

Amongst the rock tors and thyme-covered hills behind Alexandra, a valuable network of trails provides easy access to adventure, a connection with the land, and breath-taking views. The rugged landscape and semi-arid climate provide a dramatic setting for walking and running, and a unique style of mountain biking whose rock features have become renowned.


While many Central Otago residents have regarded this stunning backdrop as being public space, the legal reality is that most of this land lies within Matangi Station, which is leased in perpetuity from the Crown. Public access, which is at the full discretion of the farmer, is vulnerable.

After much hard work and community collaboration, a proposed easement has been drafted to secure public access to the extensive trail network in perpetuity.

Related Information

Latest Updates

​1. MOA Press release (13 February 2024)  CLICK HERE

2. Matangi Station Public Easement Draft Document CLICK HERE

3. Matangi Station with easement outline map CLICK HERE

4. Matangi Public Access Easement Proposal Map CLICK HERE

5. Tracks for Easement proposal CLICK HERE

For the latest updates on this project, CLICK HERE

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