Sustainable Trails
Conference 2021
Alice Springs,
Northern Territory 



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Australia and New Zealand’s leading trails conference.

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The TRC Sustainable Trails Conference, Australia and New Zealand’s premier event for professionals in the business of recreation and tourism trails, will be held in 2021 at Desert Park, Alice Springs. The conference is now in its 3rd year of bringing together leading experts in all aspects of sustainable trail development, management and marketing.

The program will include keynote speakers as well as field trips to exchange ideas and information in informal sessions. The conference will focus on all aspects of sustainable trails based around the conference themes of: 

  • Creating Successful Trails for the Visitor
  • The Benefits of Trails
  • Positioning Trails For Success
  • Planning, Management and Maintenance- Stories of Success
  • Spotlight on the Red Centre Adventure Ride

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Country, the Central Arrernte people. We pay our respects to all Elders, past, present and emerging, as well as elders from other communities who are here today and participating in this conference. They hold the memories, traditions, culture and hope of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people around Australia.

With thanks to our host sponsor 

What did past attendees think?

The Sustainable Trails Conference provided an excellent opportunity to share best practice across a variety of topics from trail building to governance. Each session was valuable in its own right. Great to see the collaboration between our two countries as we all strive to make the most of this growing community.

Diane Drummond | General Manager | Hauraki Rail Trail Charitable Trust

The sustainable trails conference is a must do for all those involved in the planning, development and marketing of tracks and trails.

Anthony Burton | Principal | Anthony Burton & Associates

A well run and organised conference, excellent speakers who certainly provided a range of information in the topics presented. Took away some key learnings.

Jane Tito | Marlborough

I have been to a lot of conferences before, this was one of the best I have ever attended.

Mick Tucker | Mayor, Break O'Day Council

A fantastic conference. Great speaker line-up with leaders in the field. Learned a lot and made new connections.

Francesca Governali | Conservation & Tourism Fellow | Dartmouth College

The Sustainable Trails Conference provides a unique opportunity to appreciate the importance of trails to local economies and tourism, the amount of work going on in this space, and to share and learn from others working in the field.

Suky Thompson | Trust Manager | Rod Donald Banks Peninsula Trust