Tread lightly (aka track etiquette)

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.