Murraylands trails network will be unveiled at the official Sturt Reserve Trail Head

An impressive industrial steel structure marks the Trail Head, and is set to be unveiled.

The Gateway to the Murraylands trails network will be unveiled at the official Sturt Reserve Trail Head opening on Saturday, May 8, 2021.

The Rural City of Murray Bridge has installed an impressive industrial steel structure to mark the Trail Head, as part of the long term Sturt Reserve Master Plan.

The unique structure is reminiscent of the Murray Bridge road bridge arbours and was designed by Quentin Gore - who also created the Murray Cods Memorial artwork on the foreshore.

Six information panels on the Trail Head details the trails feeding out from Sturt Reserve including the Lavender Federation Trail, Murray Coorong Trail, Murray Bridge Discovery Trail, regional trails and local trails.

General Manager Community Development Kristen Manson said the trail head would serve as an important guide in a strategic location, for tourists and locals wanting to explore the great outdoors.

"Our trails network provides healthy, active and nature-based recreational opportunities for people wanting an authentic Murraylands experience," Manson said.

"Sturt Reserve is our premier reserve and an ideal location for the Primary Trail Head in Murray Bridge."

Community Members are invited for a free community breakfast by the Mobilong Rotary Club at 9.30am Saturday, May 8, near the Murray Bridge Regional Rowing Centre, at Sturt Reserve, followed by the official opening at 10am.

Adventurers will then be welcome to join guided walks with SARTI (South Australian Recreations Tourism Inc), or cycle tours with Dale Manson afterwards, to learn more about trails feeding out from the location and the local terrain.

The official opening is a COVIDSafe event and attendees will be asked to scan in and observe all SA Health recommendations.

For more information about the Sturt Reserve Trail Head opening contact Customer Service on 8539 1100.

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