Tread lightly (aka track etiquette)

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Leave No Trace is an internationally accepted way of minimising impacts on the places we visit. You can do your bit by following these principles.

Dispose of waste properly

  • Take your rubbish home with you.
  • If you must emergency bush-toilet, please deposit all waste in a hole dug at trowel-depth (15cm), at least 100 metres from any track or watercourse. Cover and disguise when finished.
  • Dog owners, please carry plastic bags to collect your dog’s droppings.

Walk on durable surfaces

  • Stay on the marked track to prevent getting lost, erosion, and spreading root rot.

Leave what you find

  • Leave Aboriginal artifacts, rocks, fossils, plants and other natural objects as you find them.

Respect wildlife

  • Observe wildlife from a distance, especially during breeding seasons (e.g. nesting shorebirds in spring).

Be considerate of others

  • Many walks pass close to private property. Please respect residents’ privacy.
  • Keep dogs on a lead and under effective control on walks where dogs are allowed.

For multi-use trails

Respect other users

  • Cyclists please use your voice to alert other trail users of your presence.
  • Horse riders have priority on the trails, then walkers; MTB riders give way to both. As a courtesy, walkers may step aside on narrow sections of track to allow bikes to pass.
  • When passing, slow to the speed of other users and prepare to stop if necessary, particularly when encountering horses.
  • When walking with your dog, keep it under effective control and restrain the dog on a lead or by the collar if you encounter a horse, bike rider or other walkers.

Be safe

  • Slow down for corners and blind spots.
  • Ride your horse or bike at a controlled speed.
  • Wear an approved equestrian or bike helmet.
  • Carry a mobile phone with you in case of emergency.

Stay on the Trail

  • Do not trespass on private land.
  • Obey signs prohibiting access to beaches during bird nesting season, or other sensitive areas.

Get involved

  • Report trail hazards, incidents and maintenance issues to the land manager.
  • Take part in trail maintenance days.