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Kosciuszko National Park cycling strategy

The cycling strategy for Kosciuszko National Park sets out the objectives, vision and recommended actions for the future of cycling within the park, which includes road cycling and mountain biking.

There has been a significant increase in the popularity of cycling across Australia with Kosciuszko National Park becoming a leading cycling destination with outstanding cycling experiences and facilities available within the park and the surrounding area.

NPWS recognises the increasing demand for access and cycling in Kosciuszko National Park and hopes to increase visitation by providing high quality cycling experiences while ensuring that the natural and cultural heritage values of the park are protected.

The strategy has been prepared with input from the community and stakeholder groups including shire councils, resort operators, commercial tour operators and cycle and walking groups.

A draft strategy was placed on public exhibition in 2016 and submissions were used to complete the final document.

The strategy outlines how National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will manage cycling opportunities in the park to boost regional tourism and protect the parks natural values.

NPWS will extend the iconic Thredbo Valley Track both up stream of Thredbo and downstream through to the boundary of the park which will result in a 38km purpose build mountain bike track that links with existing council trails through to Jindabyne.

NPWS will also improve a selection of existing management tracks and focus investment on transforming these trails into a series of 'top rides' to attract riders of all levels.

Kosciuszko's unique, fragile environment will be protected and the strategy outlines how new trail proposals will be assessed to ensure that cycling does not impact on other important values of the park.

The cycling strategy reflects input from the community and a wide range of stakeholders on how to best tap into the growing biking tourism market in a way that is sustainable and environmentally sensitive.

Kosciuszko National Park Cycling Strategy

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Page last updated: 05 February 2018