Mogo Adventure Trail Hub
Project: Adventure trail hub planning for Mogo and surrounds.
Funding: The Australian Government is helping deliver this project through a grant under the Building Better Regions Fund that matches Council’s funding commitment.
Timeframe: April 2019 - August 2020
Last updated: October 2020
The Mogo Adventure Trail Hub Strategy 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 reknown 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.
- Mogo Adventure Trail Hub project awarded $3 million NSW Government funding through the Growing Local Economies Fund.
- 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.
- We have appointed specialist consultants Dirt Art to begin preparing the masterplan.
- A draft Strategy has been prepared and Councillors were briefed on Tuesday 20 August 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.
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 the State.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 renown 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.
For more information about the Mogo Adventure Trail Hub Strategy, please contact Council's Tourism and Planning Officer, Felicity Richards, on:
- T: 02 4474 1020
- E: Felicity Richards