Munda Biddi Trail in Mundaring

New Adventure Trails

Work is currently underway to turn the south-west towns of Collie and Dwellingup into world-class trail towns.

These initiatives will expand existing trail networks by creating new trails and facilities that will showcase the area’s natural landscapes and cultural heritage, and make a significant economic contribution to the region.

The two trail projects will be delivered in multiple stages over three to four years, and together will feature over 150 kilometres of new single-track mountain bike trails, and new walking and canoeing opportunities when complete.

Collie Adventure Trails

Located 213 kilometres from Perth’s CBD and 60 kilometres from Bunbury, Collie has long been popular for adventure camping, water skiing and outdoor activities. Collie’s topography and landscape provide mountain bike riders and walkers with an array of areas to enjoy and challenges to tackle. The spectacular Collie River, which stretches from the town through Westralia Conservation Park and Wellington National Park, along with imposing granite outcrops, lush vegetation, and steep and varied natural features, together create an ideal foundation on which to build a new world-class trail network. 

Dwellingup Adventure Trails

The picturesque town of Dwellingup is within easy driving distance from Perth and Mandurah making it an ideal location for day trip and overnight adventure activities for families, trail enthusiasts and international event participants. Dwellingup is already recognised for adventure tourism receiving in excess of 250,000 visitors a year, 80% of whom camp at the popular Lane Poole Reserve and are focused on family-oriented outdoor nature experiences. There is a range of walking, mountain biking, four-wheel drive and canoe trails in the area as well as the internationally recognised Munda Biddi Trail and Bibbulmun Track.

Trail development guidelines

Western Australia has an amazing range of landscapes and remarkable flora and fauna just waiting to be explored. Whether you are enjoying a leisurely stroll through the forest, riding a mountain bike through the bush, or taking on the challenge of a long-distance trail, WA’s extensive trail network provides a gateway to the great outdoors. With an increasing demand for trails comes the challenge to provide them in a sustainable way, without degrading environments and minimising maintenance into the future.

In recent years, the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) and Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) have partnered with international trail specialists, key stakeholders, and the trail community to produce guidelines to assist land managers, trail professionals and trail groups in developing and managing trails sustainably – environmentally, socially and economically.

The intent of these guidelines is to ensure future trails are a recreational asset to the community, and not a liability. The guidelines are an important resource and tool for land managers, trail professionals and trail groups, providing guidance and a consistent development approach to trails across Western Australia.

The templates below are supplied for you to use during the planning process of any new trail development design.

Western Australian Mountain Bike Management Guidelines

Trails Development Series

Templates (Word documents)

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