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ALICE SPRINGS,
NORTHERN TERRITORY
MARCH  23-25, 2021

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 from the 23rd – 25th of March 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 masterclasses to exchange ideas and information in informal sessions. The conference will focus on all aspects of sustainable trails based around the conference themes

The primary themes are

  1. Innovation and creative thinking in governance and funding – case studies 
  2. Standing out in a competitive market – positioning your trails for success 
  3. Engaging communities in trails 
  4. Managing the experience 
  5. Measuring the triple bottom line

 

Images with thanks to: Tourism NT and photographers Allan Dixon, Shaana McNaught, Nicholas Kavo, Flow Mountain Bike, Sean Scott, Travis Deane, Jesse Lindemann, Stephen Parry

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