Victory Heights Recreational Trails (VHRT) has been developed by the Cooloola Trail Care Alliance Inc. (CTCA) for non-motorised trail-based recreation. Our facility is designed and signposted to support bushwalking, trail running, mountain biking, orienteering and appreciation of the Australian bush. We also have a resident Koala population that we are actively involved in protecting and monitoring along with working to improve the ecological health of the forest through revegetation and weed controls. CTCA was founded in 2011 with the original objective of securing access or tenure over land close to Gympie Township on which to develop a trail network suitable for mountain biking and other compatible recreational uses. In 2012 we secured a management agreement with Gympie Regional Council over 20ha of vacant freehold land (the abandoned rifle range) at Victory Heights. In 2013 Council required that CTCA take exclusive possession of the land under a Lease to enable CTCA to expand the trail network and facilities over the full 60ha of bushland that contains the current day facility. While the land is leased exclusively to CTCA for its use, we have chosen to allow the general public to enjoy the facility free of charge and subject to the usage management policy that is available on our website. Anyone using the facility must observe and adhere to this policy. There are provisions in place to support organised group activities and events undertaken by sporting clubs, schools, associations, training organisations and other legal entities such as businesses, event promoters and government service providers. Casual entry by the general public, during opening hours (advertised on Facebook), does not require prior approval of CTCA as long as the conditions of use within the policy are adhered to. Group activities and events require prior approval and signing of an indemnity waiver. Please read the policy and contact CTCA if you wish to make a booking for an organised event or group activity.