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A mountain bike trail surrounded by lush green vegetation.

Narooma mountain bike trails boosting local tourism after bushfire

Tourists, community members and local businesses have much to celebrate with the opening of new Narooma mountain bike trails. Communities in this region were severely impacted by the Black Summer bushfires of 2019-20, and recovery is still ongoing. Jointly funded under the Local Economic Recovery Program, the new trails are predicted to generate an extra 65,000 visitors to the region. This will provide a much needed boost to local tourism and small business in the region.

Improving the existing Narooma mountain bike trails

The $4.1 million Narooma Mountain Bike Hub project, co-funded by the Australian and NSW Governments under the Local Economic Recovery program, has delivered an additional 58 kilometres of new Narooma mountain bike trails and a trail head carpark at its base in Bodalla State Forest.

“As we create new trails, we are not just building paths, we are providing local communities with the opportunity to live a healthy outdoors lifestyle, as well as attracting keen mountain bikers to the area,” said Minister for Emergency Management Murray Watt.

“This is a display of our ongoing commitment to Australian communities recovering from the bushfires and showcases how we use our beautiful landscape to uplift local tourism.”

Narooma mountain bike trails to strengthen the local economy

The Narooma Bike Club was behind the Narooma mountain bike trails project. The improvements were designed to not only boost the local economy by promoting the region as a year-round holiday destination, but leave a positive legacy for the future.

“The new trail network will have long and wide-ranging benefits not just to our local mountain biking community but also to nearby towns,” said Narooma Bike Club President Georgie Staley.

“The South coast is becoming a central hub for mountain biking in New South Wales and this will be a further boost to the sport as well as to the region’s economy.”

The $4.1 million Narooma Mountain Bike Hub project was jointly funded by the Australian and New South Wales Governments under the Local Economic Recovery program.