- A jointly funded project with Murraylands Multisport to create a new 6km shared-use Class II walking and Green Circle (International Mountain Bicycling Association) trail in Kinchina Conservation Park.
- The trail is connected to the existing Lavender Federation Trail, which is a 325km, 15 day hiking trail connecting Murray Bridge with the Barossa Valley. The trail also provides scenic views of Rocky Gully Creek.
- The State Government has contributed $200,000 to this project.
- Maintenance is provided by the Monarto Trails Working Group, a small group of 10-15 dedicated volunteers who have been responsible for creating and maintaining the trails in Kinchina since 2014.
- Kinchina Conservation Park has become increasingly popular both with the local community and with visitors since its proclamation in 2016. Pedestrian tracker data shows visitation of up to 2775 people per month.
- The trail will increase the accessibility of the park by allowing admission into Rocky Gully creek, a stunningly scenic area which was previously inaccessible to the public.
- The creation of the trail has many positive impacts on the local economy of Murray Bridge, by employing a small business to construct the trail using locally-sourced materials.
15 Jun 2021 1:25 pm