Sustainable Trails
Conference 2022
North East Tasmania,


Sponsorship opportunities available: Put your brand at the forefront of the industry-leading Sustainable Trails Conference 2022 by being a sponsor.

With thanks to our sponsors 



World Trail is an Australian company specialising in the design and construction of mountain biking (MTB) trails, walking trails, asphalt pump tracks and skill parks.

The company was founded in 2003 by Directors Glen Jacobs and Dylan Jeffries. At that time, it was the only firm specialising in MTB design and construction. Over nearly twenty years of operation, World Trail has laid the foundations for the dynamic trail building industry that exists today. World Trail have designed hundreds of trails around Australia and across the world. 

 World Trail key achievements:

  • Designed and built Derby and St Helens trail networks;
  • Designed and built every UCI MTB World Cup or World Championship course in Australia;
  • Director Glen Jacobs inducted into MTB Hall of Fame in Marin, California, USA in 2015 and Cycling Australia Hall of Fame in 2018;
  • Detonate and Kumma Gutza at Derby voted best trails in 2017 and 2019 Enduro World Series;
  • Australia’s first Asphalt Pump Track designed and built in Cairns, QLD.


The Break O’Day municipality extends 3809 square kilometres along the East Coast of Tasmania from Eddystone Point (larapuna) and Mt William National Park in the north to Denison River in the south and west to the eastern portion of the Fingal Valley.

Our region includes a diverse range of scenery and townships from the arty and creative hub of St Marys, historic townships like Fingal, Mathinna and Weldborough to the coastal towns and hamlets such as Falmouth, Scamander, Beaumaris, Binalong Bay and St Helens – the Game Fishing capital of Tasmania.

St Helens is the main Township and service hub of the area and the largest town on the north east coast of Tasmania.

Break O’Day Council is a proactive local government body dedicated to providing quality services for our community and visitors while balancing economic development with environmental sustainability.


Mackay Regional Council is proud to sponsor the Sustainable Trails Conference. Mackay Regional Council is based in Far North Queensland and is developing a world-class mountain bike park in the picturesque Pioneer Valley. The park will comprise of a trailhead and a 100km network of single-direction mountain bike trails that navigate through Australia’s longest stretch of lush subtropical rainforest, Eungella National Park to Crediton State Forest. When fully operational the mountain bike park is estimated to generate an additional 31,000 annual visitors, $18.1M in visitor spending and more than 110 full-time equivalent jobs. Construction of stage 1, the Finch Hatton trailhead site and 16 trails is expected to commence and be completed by next year, with the remaining trails to follow. To find out more visit

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