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Lesley Soper and the Omaui Tracks Trust
In this podcast, Lesley Soper tells the story of the Omaui Track in Southland. Councillor Soper sits on the Invercargill City Council and is also a trustee on the Omaui Tracks Trust.
Since 2011 the Omaui Tracks Trust has worked to form a new walking track from the Omaui Scenic Reserve in Southland. The trail opened officially last year. It provides Southlanders and visitors with a new outdoor experience to the top of Omaui Hill, with an incredible view of Foveaux Strait and Bluff Harbour.
The track has already been getting good use from school groups, runners, pest control people and those who just enjoy a peaceful walk in the bush.
The Omaui Tracks Trust received an Outdoor Access Champion Award last year, recognising the Trust's achievements in enhancing public access and offering new opportunities for New Zealanders to experience our great outdoors.
Below are some photos of the track and the trustees. There are more photos in our Google Photos album.