Proposed Horse Riding in Wilderness Amendments to Plans of Management for Far South Coast Escarpment Parks, Kosciuszko National Park and Mummel Gulf National Park and State Conservation Area
Public exhibition for this document was from 16 September 2016 to 31 October 2016. Public consultation for this document has ended.
The plans of management for Far South Coast Escarpment Parks, Kosciuszko National Park and Mummel Gulf National Park and State Conservation Area were previously amended in 2014 to enable a two-year trial of horse riding in wilderness areas. The trial finished in April 2016 and horse riding in these locations is no longer authorised. Initial monitoring results indicate there has been low usage and low environmental risks. It is now proposed to amend the plans of management to allow horse riding to continue in the same wilderness locations until 31 December 2017, while the full evaluation of the trial is undertaken.
- 1 September 2016
- Office of Environment and Heritage
Horse riding will be allowed on the same tracks and trails that were part of the pilot program between April 2014 and April 2016. These are:
- Kosciuszko National Park – 31.9 kilometres of trail in wilderness
- Deua and Monga National Parks – 39.1 kilometres of trail in wilderness, and 18.4 kilometres not in wilderness
- Mummel Gulf National Park – 11.5 kilometres of trail in wilderness.
These proposed amendments are to read in conjunction with the: