Sustainable Trails
Conference 2025


Australia and New Zealand’s premier event for professionals in the business of recreation and tourism trails. Join leading experts in trail development, management, and marketing for an unforgettable experience. Keep an eye out for announcements on keynote speakers, masterclasses, and conference themes.

Expressions of Interest to Host the 2025 Sustainable Trails Conference Australia 

TRC Tourism is welcoming Expressions of Interest (EOI) from destinations that would like to host the 2025 Sustainable Trails Conference. 

Hosting a Sustainable Trails Conference provides an opportunity to attract business investment, tourists and increase economic impact into your local economy. With greater involvement, interaction and engagement, hosting our conference is a unique and rewarding way to showcase your LGA. 

Considerations for what makes an exceptional destination for the Sustainable Trails Conference. 

  • Be an upcoming or existing trail destination
  • Be within two hours’ drive of a major airport
  • Offer a casual style conference venue able to host up to 100 plus delegates
  • Have ample accommodation within 10kms of the main conference venue
  • Offer alternative venues for social function events within a 40km radius
  • Provide local on ground support during the conference organisation
  • Be committed to giving back to its community and the trail sector and
  • Be able to showcase unique field trip experiences within an hour of the conference centre for delegates to learn about recreation trails management and the associated tourism offerings that are in the area.

To register your interest to be a host destination please download the EOI package below. 

Expressions of Interest to Attend the 2025 Sustainable Trails Conference 

Register your interest for the latest news and announcements!

Attendee EOI form - STC 2025

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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

Check out our previous conferences

Central Otago, New Zealand 2024

St Helens Tasmania, Australia 2022

Alice Springs, NT Australia 2021

Marlborough, New Zealand 2019

Thredbo, NSW Australia 2017