The new North West Bay River Shared Use Trail (Stage 1) is now open.
Kingborough Mayor, Paula Wriedt said the beautiful 3.1 km (one way) walk along the North West Bay River was a great attraction for community members.
“There has been abundant positive feedback from the community regarding this trail, who have enjoyed riding their bikes, horses and taking their family and friends for a walk,” Cr Wriedt said.
“Kingborough is rich with over 42 different tracks and trails throughout the community, catering for a wide variety of track users.
“The North West Bay River Shared Use Track is iconic and takes you to a number of waterholes with 2 river crossings over boulders and a new bridge over Cooke Rivulet.
“The trail is designed for walkers, mountain bikers and horse riders but unlike the majority of tracks in Kingborough, it does not allow dogs to be taken on the trail.
“The track has been declared a ‘no dogs allowed’ due to the abundance of wildlife and the wishes of land holders.
“Access is from either Huon Highway/Sandfly Road junction, Riverdale Road, or Sandfly Oval (walkers only from this section – no horse or bike riders).
“We would really like to thank the Trail Riders Action Club (TRAC) who have worked hard with Council to get this first stage open for many years.
“Please be aware that this trail is NOT suitable for use after heavy rain and please follow shared used trail etiquette and enjoy.”
Please visit our website for more information about all the available tracks and trails.