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Epic Mountain Bike Trail for Southern Flinders

Project Overview

The construction of the Epic Mountain Bike Trail is one of the biggest and most exciting projects underway as part of the investment in the Southern Flinders to build on the region's reputation as an adventure and nature-based tourism destination.

South Australian company TrailScapes, who are specialists in environmentally senstive design and construction have now commenced building the trail, which is due to be completed in 2023.

The detailed alignment of the trail has also been designed in close consultation with the Nukunu Wapma Thura Aboriginal Corporation, who represent the land’s Traditional Owners, to ensure it does not disturb any sites of cultural heritage significance and to ensure cultural respect.

The proposed route will head north from Melrose and showcase the best mountain biking country and views the Southern Flinders Ranges has to offer. The 42km trail will wind its way through Mount Remarkable National Park and adjacent private land, traversing the previously unexplored western flank of Mount Remarkable and descending into Spring Creek. From the western side of the trail, the spectacular Black Range is visible before the trail loops back toward Melrose beneath the Gibraltar and Cathedral Rock formations.

The project is already receiving media attention having recently been featured on Channel 7 and in Flow MTB .

  • Epic Trail - design of concept alignment

    Concept design completed by World Trail April - September 2021

  • Tender for construction released

    Tender released in November 2021

  • Successful tenderer announced

    Trailscapes awared contract to construct December 2021

  • Early survey works to begin

    Survey works commencing January 2022

  • Construction underway

    Constuction commenced in July 2022

Acknowledgement of CountryAcknowledgement of Country

The Department for Environment and Water acknowledges Aboriginal people as the First Peoples and Nations of the lands and waters we live and work upon and we pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge and respect the deep spiritual connection and the relationship that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have to Country.

The Department works in partnership with the First Peoples of South Australia and supports their Nations to take a leading role in caring for their Country.