A further 32 kilometer stretch of the Murray Coorong Trail is set for construction

LOOK: Hikers along the Murray Coorong trail at Mowantjie Wilauwar. Photo: Supplied.
LOOK: Hikers along the Murray Coorong trail at Mowantjie Wilauwar. Photo: Supplied.

A recently won $110,000 grant will allow a further 32 kilometres of the Murray Coorong trail to be constructed, allowing hikers to take in the wonders of the region.

The Coorong District council was awarded the grant by the state government to help increase walking and cycling access for people to explore the region’s unique waterways.

The entirety of the trail will span 450 kms when it is completed, and will wind from Salt Creek in the south up to Cadell in the north. 

The new extension will run from Noonameena to Narrung and Raukkan.

Council will contribute a further $40,000 to this section, making it a $150,00 project in 2018/19 and will work alongside the Raukkan Community council, NRM, National Parks SA and private stakeholders to develop it.

CDC’s director community and corporate, Nat Traeger said the trail will link with multiple existing walking paths and camping locations throughout the Coorong.

“Once the Coorong-Raukkan stretch is complete there will be a full walking and cycling network which can be enjoyed from Meningie to Raukkan, encouraging locals and visitors to participate in safe recreation journeys throughout a clearly marked trail,” Ms Trager said. 

“The trail will also include interpretative signage and trail heads to ensure visitors can learn about our history and environment, while also being guided to local facilities and tourism amenities. 

“This is an exciting project for our district, and in fact for the whole region. Once completed, we expect to see thousands of people using it each year.”