Sustainable Trails
Conference 2022
North East Tasmania,



Register your interest now.
Australia and New Zealand’s leading trails conference.

Register your interest today to be the first to receive information about the program, presenters and early bird specials. This will also enter you into the draw for a free conference registration.


Registrations open until October 14th, 2022. Places are limited, get in early! 

We invite you to join us in November 2022 for Australia and New Zealand’s leading sustainable recreational trails event. Meeting on lutruwita country (North East Tasmania), Australia’s smallest but most geographically diverse state. Home to world-famous walks like the Overland Track, Wineglass Bay, the South Coast Track and the Three Capes Track and world-class mountain biking parks like Blue Derby and Maydena. The three-day conference brings together a broad discipline of trail interests — trail users, designers, planners, land managers, volunteers, clubs and construction experts to share, connect and learn what is driving the trails industry.

Join us and hear from leading professionals on sustainable trail development, management and marketing. Discover stunning landscapes and unique animals and plants as we explore the epic trails that traverse through Tasmania’s natural wonders.

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners and Custodians of lutruwita (Tasmania) Aboriginal land, sea and waterways. We acknowledge, with deep respect the traditional owners of this land, the palawa people. Sovereignty has never been ceded. It always was and always will be, Aboriginal land. The palawa people belong to the oldest continuing culture in the world. They cared and protected Country for thousands of years. They knew this land, they lived on the land and they died on these lands. We honour them.

With thanks to our sponsors 


Image credit for media used for marketing and promotion of the Sustainable Trails Conference 2022: Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service; Tourism Tasmania; Don Fuchs; James Bowden; Tayla Gentle; Stu Gibson; Jason Charles Hill; Emilie Ristevski; Jess Bonde; Places We Go; Revolution MTB; Flow Mountain Bike; Tim Bardsley-Smith; J. Da Seymour Photomedia; Geoffrey Lea; Jess Bonde; O&M St John Photography; Kane Naaraat and; Liam Neal.

Check out our previous conferences

Marlborough, New Zealand 2019

Thredbo, NSW Australia 2017

Alice Springs, NT Australia 2021

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