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The forest near Dwellingup

Photo: Dwellingup forest. Getty Images.

The designation — created by Trails WA in conjunction with the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions — is awarded to towns that satisfy a wide range of criteria, including:

  • landscape and setting, including sense of place, connection of trails to nature and culture of the area
  • trail inventory and quality
  • tourism services and infrastructure, such as accommodation, food and beverage, events, transport and equipment, medical and other supporting services
  • level of planning and community support through partnerships and management arrangements
  • supportive businesses which are engaged with the trails
  • marketing, including a trail brand, logo, website, maps and listing of trails on Trails WA as well as having Top Trails.

Collie and Dwellingup earned Trail Town status by exceeding criteria for services and infrastructure, boasting more than 250 kilometres of mountain bike trails between them.

That comes on the back of significant State Government investment in Dwellingup, where it has invested $4.9 million in the Dwellingup Adventure Trails project, and Collie, where it invested $10 million in the Collie Adventure Trails initiative.

A lake surrounded by trees.

Photo: Black Diamond Lake, Collie. Getty Images.

For more information about Trail Towns


Page reviewed 27 February 2023