A 35km network of new mountain bike trails has officially opened in Lane Poole Reserve, as part of the $8.4 million Dwellingup Adventure Trails project.
The new Murray Valley network of trails includes traditional cross-country trails that move through all-mountain descents into the valley. A variety of trails are available for beginners through to advance riders.
In addition, Dwellingup Adventures has been announced as the proponent of a pop-up trail centre in Lane Poole Reserve. This will include a kiosk, bike and canoe hire and will link with the newly opened Dwellingup Trails Centre.
Canoe launching facilities have also been replaced at Island Pool in Lane Poole Reserve and include new steel and fiberglass stairs, improving visitor access for canoeing and swimming.
Federal Member for Canning Andrew Hastie said that the new trails are a highlight of Dwellingup's tourism industry.
“The Morrison Government is investing in the potential of Dwellingup as a tourist destination and a hub for mountain bikers from all over Australia and the world.
“There is an increasing demand for mountain biking trails and facilities across WA. Dwellingup and its surrounding forests and valleys provide a perfect destination for these adventure sports.
"The Morrison Government has now provided over $4.6 million through two grants from the Building Better Regions Fund to help the Dwellingup community develop its potential in adventure tourism. This is already translating into more tourists, which means more jobs and economic activity in our part of the world.
The three-year Dwellingup Adventure Trails project is jointly funded by the Shire of Murray, the Federal Government and the West Australian Government.