Trial Bay Gaol in Arakoon National Park is an iconic tourist destination attracting over half a million visitors each year. The Macleay Coast Destination project will modernise and improve visitor facilities in the surrounding Arakoon National Park to enhance the experience of visitors and locals alike.
The project will significantly improve the Trial Bay and Little Bay precincts, helping to boost the regional visitor economy and contribute to community well-being. New nature-based and Australian heritage experiences will be provided in the Trial Bay area, which will increase visitors’ length of stay and strengthen the region’s appeal as a year-round quality destination.
What the project involves
Macleay Coast Destination is being developed in stages over the next 7 years. The project will improve the range and quality of experiences on offer and develop park visitor facilities that will complement the existing historical and cultural significance of Arakoon National Park.
The project will include the development of new visitor infrastructure at Trial Bay campground including walking tracks, picnic shelters and upgraded access roads, amenities and campsites. It will also provide additional visitor facilities for beach access along Trial Bay. At Little Bay, enhanced facilities and new family friendly walking and bike paths will reinvigorate this cherished precinct as a favoured location for family gatherings.