Turnstile Entry Systems and Access Control Centaman Entrance Controls’ Award Winning Range of Access Control Systems includes tripod & triarm turnstiles, speedgates, full height…read more
Tasmania’s Wild Mersey Mountain Bike Trail section opens for the summer season
The Warrawee is the first completed section of an exciting new mountain bike trail on the North West Coast, catering for mountain bikers of all ages.
Once completed, the Wild Mersey Mountain Bike Trails will consist of over 100 kilometres of International Standard Mountain Biking Association standard trails weaving through striking landscapes between the towns of Sheffield, Railton and Latrobe.
Tasmania is fast developing a reputation as a premier destination for cycling and mountain bike riding, with around 38,000 visitors getting on a bike during their visit.
Wild Mersey adds to Tasmania’s reputation as a cycling mecca, with Blue Derby and Mount Wellington already drawing tens of thousands of visitors to our state.
Tasmania is already seeing the benefits cycling tourism can bring, especially to regional areas of the State, attracting more visitors who spend more time exploring regional areas.
The Wild Mersey Mountain Bike Trails project is a partnership between the Kentish and Latrobe Councils, and has received grant funding from the Tasmanian and Australian Governments.
The Tasmanian Government is providing $1.2 million to the $4.1 million project, through the Tasmanian Cycle Tourism Fund.
The Government’s targets for tourism include:
• Growing tourism industry to 1.5 million visitors per year by 2020
• 50,000 tourism-related jobs by 2022
• A 50% increase in the average per visitor spend by 2022
• 70% of all visitors to stay overnight in regional areas during their trip to Tasmania by 2022
For more information on the Tasmanian Government’s targets go to www.tas.liberal.org.au/sites/default/files/BuildingYourFuture.pdf
12th December 2018 - Tasmanian Government awards contract for Cradle Mountain Gateway Precinct
8th December 2018 - New Caloundra mountain bike trail set to entertain locals and visitors
16th October 2018 - Work commences on new Tasmanian bike trails
22nd October 2017 - Tasmanian Government releases Cycle Tourism Strategy
23rd July 2017 - Expansion of mountain bike trail network divides Tasmanian community
18th May 2016 - New lodges to be built on Tasmania’s Three Capes Track
16th May 2016 - Tasmanian councils aim to expand mountain bike tourism
8th September 2015 - $450,000 to implement the Western Australian Mountain Bike Strategy
20th April 2014 - Alice Springs welcomes new world-class mountain bike trail network
Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?
The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.
However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.
Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.
Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.
Click here to subscribe.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
BODY BIKE® International is a leading manufacturer of indoor bikes with a 20-year track record of creating the best indoor bikes. Stay connected with Body Bike Australia…read more
Gunnebo is a global provider of security and access control solutions and services with sales companies in 31 countries in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, the Americas and Australia.…read more
Life Fitness Cardio Life Fitness Strength Hammer Strength Group Cycling Rowers Certified Refurbished Freeweights Benches & Racks Flooring Life Fitness is the global leader in the fitness…read more
With its sleek good looks and easy-to-use yet powerful functionality, Envibe is the premium fitness club software for the Australasian leisure, recreation and fitness industry. We are the most…read more
Trisley's Hydraulic Services P/L (THS) are a specialised pool company dealing with all aspects of the commercial swimming pool industry, including the installation and servicing from the smallest…read more
Sports Padding At Rae-Line we manufacture high quality sports padding, gym mats, foam mats and protective padding, suitable for a range of different facilities. Our sports padding is…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!