Media Release - 5 May 2022 | Trails WA Launches Digital Platform
MEDIA RELEASE 5 MAY 2022
Trails WA Launches Digital Platform to help West Aussies trailblaze into nature
Trails WA has launched a new Digital Platform, TrailsWA.com.au, featuring downloadable maps and information for over 800 sanctioned trails across Western Australia – making it possible for anyone to access the State’s world-class trails network.
Two years in the making, the platform enables users to search for trails anywhere in the State across 12 different types of recreation from hiking to horse riding, snorkelling to urban walks, providing not only detailed information about the trails on the go, but also local tourism information for users to plan their trip.
“Western Australian’s have a host of world-class trails right here in their backyard and this new platform will make it easy for people to plan and explore our amazing State,” said Neil Le Febvre, (pronounced Le Fev), Chair of Trails WA.
“Participation in trails across the State is currently at an all-time high, with the pandemic having driven people to nature in droves. We’ve seen the number of people accessing our social media channels increase tenfold just in the last 18 months which is a great indication of the explosion of interest in trails in recent times.
The mobile-enabled site features simple-to-use and detailed maps of an array of trails can be downloaded to use offline as well as lots of photos, elevation maps and user reviews. The website works for everyone – from trailblazers through to those who just want to experience a great day out in nature.
It’s also been designed with complete trail experiences in mind, providing a host of destination content to help people explore the regions – cafes, accommodation, bike shops, transport services are listed on the website.
“Trails WA is all about promoting all types of trails to all trail users – so unlike other websites, TrailsWA.com.au offers maps and information on bushwalking, mountain biking, trail running, water trails, through to food and wine trails or getting about in a wheelchair,” said Mr Le Febvre. “There’s even an interactive community you can join – which lets you track your progress, earn badges or experience some friendly competition”.
Trail users are encouraged to visit the new site as of today: TrailsWA.com.au.
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