Recreational Trails






Our team works extensively on all aspects of trails planning including mountain bike strategies, iconic multi day walk product development, trails master plans and feasibility studies, integrated regional trails strategies, cycleway planning, rail trails, drive trails as well assessment of the economic benefits of trail development. 

With increasing investment in trail infrastructure globally, trail upgrades and new products need to be competitive to attract visitors, make a return on investment and generate economic and employment opportunities in a region.  We are experienced in planning for all the features of successful trails and trail networks – the right products, distinctive market positioning, quality infrastructure, support services and workable management and investment arrangements.

Many of our projects have been successful in attracting grant funding and we have also assisted in developing governance and funding models for the sustainable future of trail projects.This includes several million dollars in funding for mountain biking trails near Derby in north east Tasmania for which TRC developed a feasibility assessment and concept plan in 2013.  Now opened (or under construction) these new facilities have already attracted numerous visitors and a major competition.

TRC initially worked with the Queenstown Trails Trust in 2004 to develop a 10-year strategy for a walking, cycling and mountain biking trail network near Queenstown, New Zealand.  Implementation of the original strategy has been highly successful, with parts of the trail network attracting well over 100,000 visitors a year.  

Our services include:

  • Strategic recreational trail planning – including for walking, cycling, shared and mountain biking trails; rail trails; drive trails
  • Trail destination planning
  • Multi-day trail experience planning
  • Feasibility assessment of trail proposals
  • Trail concept plans and master plans
  • Cycleway planning
  • Economic assessment of the benefits of trail development
  • Advice on trail governance and investment models
  • Stakeholder and community engagement

 

 

 

Case Studies
Recreational Trails

  • Northern Tasmania Cycling Stra...

    TRC developed a detailed strategy to guide the growth of all types of cycling and related experiences in northern Tasman...


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  • Northern Territory Mountain Bi...

    TRC led a team that developed a plan to deliver quality mountain biking trails and experiences for a range of local and ...


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  • Adelaide Mount Lofty Ranges Mo...

    Working across several land tenures (including national parks and council lands) TRC led a multi-disciplinary team prepa...


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  • Guidelines for Trail Managemen...

    TRC led a multi-disciplinary team developing a comprehensive approach to establishing the Barwon South West Region in Vi...


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  • Royal Coast Track...

    TRC led a multidisciplinary team to develop a strategy to revitalise and create world class experiences on this 26 km wa...


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  • Kangaroo Island Trails Master ...

    Integrated strategic plan and trail and facility development guidelines for a range of short, medium, day and overnight ...


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  • Flinders Ranges National Park ...

    Integrated strategic plan and trail development and design guidelines for walking, cycling and horse riding trails and f...


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  • Overland Track Vision and Mana...

    Development of long term vison and management strategy for the Overland Track including the development of a booking sys...


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  • Jatbula Trail Master Plan and ...

    Development of a master plan for five day walk including overnight accommodation nodes, Aboriginal cultural site experie...


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Who We Are:

TRC is a leading international tourism, recreation and conservation consulting business. For over 25 years, we have engaged with businesses, governments and communities to enhance people's lives and the places they live through sustainable tourism, recreation and conservation development.

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New Zealand +64 4 4723114

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