Impact Publications : MICEBTN-70
MICEBTN - May-June • Page 39 WESTERN AUSTRALIA Wadandi Track adds to event opportunities RAIl trails have become a tourism boon world- wide, utilising the trackbed of defunct or re-rout- ed lines. One that is steadily coming to fruition in Western Australia is the Wadandi Track in the state’s south- west . This will be suitable for inclusion in conference and incentive programs centred on or encompassing the increasingly popular Margaret River wine district as well as Busselton and other event destinations in the region. It has moved another stage forward with the allo- cation of a Lotterywest grant to the Shire of Augusta Margaret River for a 4.75km Track extension. When fully constructed, the recreational trail will stretch 108km following the alignment of former Busselton to Flinders Bay Railway corridor, show- casing the industries and communities the rail line served from 1884 to 1957. Once completed, the Wadandi Track will traverse the shire from north to south and provide a spine that links into several existing and proposed region- al paths/trails and to the path networks within the towns through which it passes. Together with the existing Cape to Cape Track, Cape Naturaliste-Dunsborough trail, Dunsborough-Bussel- ton shared path and the proposed Flinders Bay-Cape Leeuwin trail, it will form an over 200km long trail within the Margaret River Region.