Accommodation providers in Narooma are kept abreast of Narooma Mountain Bike Trail developments to ensure they understand how mountain bike tourism works and to help them attract and serve what will be a ever-expanding market. Many service providers have already welcomed mountain bike tourists and are already adapting and informing themselves about what they should do.
The Narooma Trails are aiming to open in January 2023 and when opened will be the largest network of trails on the Australian mainland to date. The objective of the Narooma Mountain Bike Trail is to have year-round tourism. Given the southeast market location of Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra and the temperate climate, the facility is expected to attract visitors year-round as the Snowy Mountains and Tasmania typically cannot open for several months in due to snow and rain. Narooma’s temperate climate is perfect and Narooma’s soil type ensures rapid drainage with minimal disturbance from rain.
The Narooma Mountain Bike Club was created in 2019 just before the bushfires and COVID. The club succeeded with a BLER government grant that allows them to add 60 km of single track trails to their existing network. Dirt Art are the contractors and building now with an expected opening date around March 2023.
The club is made up of volunteers who build and maintain trails. Eurobodalla Shire Council does not offer any assistance, neither financial nor administrative. The $3 million Mogo Trails project proposed by the Council itself will undoubtedly benefit from the already developing reputation of Narooma Trails.