You can help to save our local Koalas by reporting any sitings on the Koala Tracker website at www.koalatracker.com.au. If you do spot one of the Koalas which live at the VHRT please observe or photograph from a reasonable distance so as not to distress the Koala. If you happen to come across an injured animal please report your find to Gympie Wildcare on 07 5483 7777.
Whatever the activity you are engaged in at the Victory Heights Recreational Trails please remember that the welfare of our native fauna is the most important priority. Dog owners please note that this is another reason ALL dogs must be on a leash at ALL times while in the trail facility.
Please be advised that due to the ongoing works on the new toilet and parking facilities at the Victory Heights Recreational Trails and ongoing safety concerns we are unable to provide the usual safe unloading and trail access facilities and the necessary separation of trail routes for horses and their riders. We are therefore in the interests of the safety of a wide range of trail users, unable to accommodate horse riding activities at the facility at this time. Updates will be posted here and on the Cooloola Trail Care Alliance facebook page as they become available. Our apologies for any inconvenience.
CTCA have teamed up with parkrun Australia to establish Parkrun Gympie at Victory Heights Recreational Trails. We will be developing a new 5000m running and walking loop and a shorter 2000m complimentary loop to help runners and walkers get into shape for the weekly event – 7am sharp every Saturday!
None of these developments would be possible without the support of Gympie Regional Council, Australian Sports Foundation, QLD State Government Get Playing Program and of course the skilled team at Trailworx. There is a lot of work to do between now and the projected launch in Sept / Oct so if you are interested in volunteering to help get this event off the ground please register your interest with our local Parkrun Coordinator Jody Fischer.
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The gate opposite Old Wolvi Road has been fixed to allow entry for walkers and bike riders while construction is in progress.
This will provide a safer and more convenient point of entry for those arriving by vehicle, avoiding construction areas and the traffic flow on Bath Terrace.
A popular turnout this morning from the Gympie & District Field Naturalists who were keen to see and hear about the development and future of our local trails and the remnant (and recovering) bushland that supports them. A very knowledgeable group on all things flora and fauna and great to have their support for what we are doing to preserve this area for nature-based recreation.
Many thanks for taking the time to visit our facility.
A timely reminder as the school holidays and now Christmas bring
increased usage of the Victory Heights Recreational facility that
all trail users are required to observe the recognized international
standards for Trail Etiquette. This requires that all other users
must give way to horses and their riders for obvious safety reasons.
Cyclists must also give way to people on foot such as walkers, runners
and others enjoying the natural environment.
Please observe the appropriate signage on trails which is designed to
separate the various forms of usage for everyone’s safety and enjoyment.
Thinking of getting fit this summer?
At a shade under 5km the new bike/hike/running Trail 7 is finally complete and open.
Thanks to Trailworx, Qld Government Get Playing Grants Program and Cooloola Trail Care Alliance.
Walk it Run it Ride it. Happy Trails!
Students and teachers from the Cooloola Christian College are regular visitors to the Victory Heights Recreational Trails facility and have recently, in conjunction with officers of the CTCA, finished the construction of a new trail. The new trail which provides a return link from the bottom of the Flow Trail is a valuable addition to the recreational facility and the CTCA wishes to thank CCC for their contribution and support.
Come along and see how many laps of the 5.9klm course you can do in three hours either on
your own or as part of a team. Race start is 8.00am and registrations open from 7.00am
with a race category for everyone. Emphasis is on having fun and encouraging new riders to
have a go. Food and drinks available at the course along with friendly help and advise.
Get a map of the 2015 course here:
Entries have now opened for the 2015 Hairy Mary 3 Hour race for women only! Classes cater for all levels of ability and for individual or team entries. The emphasis being on participation and having lots of fun, you can use the below link to enter.
Race will be held at the Victory Heights Trails in Gympie on the 4th October.
See some of the action from the 2014 Hairy Mary and let your friends know with the buttons below…..