One of the South Island's most high profile farmers was a
surprise guest at the official opening of a walking track on her
Singer Shania Twain flew in for the ceremony and was talking publicly for the first time about the track running through the iconic central Otago high country.
A walking track from Wanaka to Arrowtown, planned to opened two years ago, was part of the deal for Canadian singer Twain to be able to buy the land.
"It is a great place for inspiration, you go away, and sort of
recharge," says Twain.
Prime Minister Helen Clark and Twain had lunch together at the Twains mansion, the house she calls her "work in progress."
The track is no easy hike, and as part of the deal the singer and her husband paid for the tracks and two huts' construction.
They are now adding a third hut to make the going easier.
And as for whether the singer has walked her own track?
"I have not, but I will," she says.