$12M Funding for Epic New 200km Trail in Central Australia

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$12M Funding for Epic New 200km Trail in Central Australia

Postby RonK » Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:59 pm

Plans for a stunning 200km multi-day ride through Central Australia's West MacDonnel Ranges have just been announced, and we're still picking our jaw up off the floor. This is going to be epic.


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Re: $12M Funding for Epic New 200km Trail in Central Australia

Postby rifraf » Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:27 am

Sounds like something that a lot of good can come of.

Bout time we heard some "good" news for a change.

I like the sound of this. :D
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Re: $12M Funding for Epic New 200km Trail in Central Australia

Postby Warin » Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:22 pm

Proposal is for path out to Glen Helen from Alice Springs.
Already a MTB path out to Stanley Chasm say ~ 20 km.
So ~ 107 km straight line Stanley Chasm to Glen Helen.
They talk of 200 km ... so say ~ 180 km of added path.

They also talk of guided tours, glamping ..
At say 20 km/day that would be some 10 campsites .. each with water, access roads .. and commercial tour sties.

Think walking the Larapinta Trail before this occurs would be a god idea - less people = more solitude.

Might have been better to put it in on the Eastern MacDonald Ranges to share the developments around. But then Glen Helen being a commercial tourist site probably wants it out there.

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