Mogo Trails

Project: Adventure trail hub planning for Mogo and surrounds.

Funding: The project will be built using a $5 million grant from the NSW and Australian governments’ Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund and a $3 million grant from the NSW Government’s Growing Local Economies fund.

Timeframe: April 2019 - June 2023

Last updated: September 2021

Details

The Mogo Adventure Trail Hub Masterplan aims to realise the potential of adventure trail tourism in the region, and establish the Mogo area as a premier adventure trail destination.

Eurobodalla is renowned for its unspoilt natural environment and the region has an endless number of trails that weave through bushland, creeks, wetlands and rainforests. These informal trails offer significant potential in further developing adventure trail tourism in the region, and this has been further highlighted by trail event organisers commenting on the untapped potential in Eurobodalla.

Latest news

September 2021

  • Council has awarded the detailed design, construction and maintenance contract for the Mogo Trails to Rocky Trail Destination and Next Level Mountain Bike.
  • The brand name Mogo Trails has been adopted.

June 2021

  • Council was successful in attracting $5 million under Stage Two of the joint NSW and Australian Governments’ Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund. This new funding allows us to not only complete the 150 kilometres of trails, but also means we can extend the project on the south side of Mogo and add amenities. Read more

December 2020

October 2020

  • Mogo Adventure Trail Hub project awarded $3 million NSW Government funding through the Growing Local Economies Fund.

September 2020

  • Council endorsed the draft Mogo Adventure Trails Hub Masterplan for public exhibition.
  • The draft masterplan was on exhibition for community feedback from Thursday 10 September to Monday 19 October 2020.

February 2020

  • We have appointed specialist consultants Dirt Art to begin preparing the masterplan.

August 2019

  • A draft Strategy has been prepared and Councillors were briefed on Tuesday 20 August 2019.

May 2019

  • Council engaged specialist consultants TRC Tourism to begin preparing the strategy.
  • Council and TRC Tourism facilitated two stakeholder workshops at the Moruya Golf Club. The workshops were aimed at understanding the issues and opportunities of a trail hub surrounding Mogo and attracted a diverse range of trails users and key stakeholders.

Background

Nature-based tourism, of which adventure trail experiences are an essential part, is a rapidly growing industry throughout NSW. The Eurobodalla Destination Action Plan illustrates that for the year ending September 2017, NSW received nearly 28.3 million international and domestic overnight nature-based visitors who spent almost 129 million nights in NSW. Therefore, nature-based visitors accounted for 84% of international visitors to NSW, 37% of domestic overnight visitors and 23% of day trip visitors.

As Eurobodalla is renowned for its expansive areas of unspoilt nature, nature-based tourism and adventure trail experiences offer an increased opportunity for tourists and locals alike to immerse themselves in nature.

Establishing Mogo as a premier adventure trail centre will have an economic benefit, including:

  • increase in tourism-related business opportunities, particularly in off peak times
  • increase in overnight stays
  • improved reputation for Mogo (and the Eurobodalla) as a tourist destination with many diverse experiences.

More information

For more information about the Mogo Adventure Trail Hub Strategy, please contact Council's Tourism and Planning Officer, Felicity Richards, on: