Establishing the Adelaide Hills as an international mountain biking destination

Consultation closed but work is still underway

Consultation on establishing the Adelaide Hills as an international mountain biking destination has now closed. Responses have been reviewed and work on the project continues.

Community consultation is an important aspect of the process and we thank all those who provided their feedback.

Updates will be provided on the Natural Resources Adelaide Mount Lofty Ranges website as they become available.


We want your ideas on how to establish the Adelaide Hills as an international mountain biking destination. By having your say you could win one of two Parks Passes for a year of free access for your family to SA’s national parks, including free camping!

Mountain biking is a popular activity in the Adelaide Hills, with excellent trails suitable for all skill levels in spots such as the Eagle Mountain Bike Park, Sturt Gorge, Cobbler Creek, Fox Creek, Belair National Park and Cleland Conservation Park.

In March 2014, the South Australian Government made an election commitment to establish the Adelaide Hills as an international mountain biking destination. This would provide significant economic benefits to the hills area through improved tourism business opportunities and spin-offs in other types of outdoor recreation and sectors such as food, wine, accommodation and retail.

Off-road biking is a great form of exercise that promotes good physical and mental health, while also encouraging us to reconnect with nature in parks and reserves. There are many forms of riding, from family-friendly rides on trails shared by walkers and horse riders to high-adrenaline downhill biking on specially-designed and constructed trails.

The plan to establish the Adelaide Hills as an international mountain bike destination is a large-scale vision that will bring together State Government departments, local councils, the tourism sector, business, sporting groups and the wider community.

A detailed technical report is currently being produced, containing recommendations on how to achieve this vision. As part of this process, we would value your suggestions on what might contribute to making the Adelaide Hills a must-visit location on every mountain biker’s bucket list.

Community consultation closes: 
Monday 09 March 2015
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