The LHI walking track network provides almost 24km of walking experiences on 22 tracks. Walking is one of the primary activities associated with nature based tourism on LHI, is a popular recreational activity for residents and provides opportunities to gain an understanding of LHI’s unique natural and cultural values.
The Lord Howe Island Tourism Association (LHITA) identifies the walking track network as major tourism infrastructure noting that ongoing maintenance and signage are two major issues. The goals of the LHI Destination Management Plan include improving the range of product services for specialist interest groups such as walking and identifying and correcting infrastructure gaps inhibiting tourism.
The current Lord Howe Island Walking Track Strategy is almost 20 years old. Since the 1997 strategy was completed there have been updates to policy and standards relevant to walking tracks as well as upgrades to the walking track network.
Taking into consideration the above factors, the Board has prepared a Draft Lord Howe Island Walking Track Strategy 2016 for public comment. The Draft Strategy proposes some new tracks and routes, to increase the diversity of walking experiences available on the island.
Before reviewing the Draft Strategy, residents and visitors are encouraged to complete a survey of the condition, signage and interpretation of the current walking track network. Answering the questions in this survey might assist your review and comment of the Draft Walking Track Strategy. The survey can be accessed on line at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LHI-Walking-Track-Survey
Download: Draft Walking Track Strategy
Hard copies of the strategy can be obtained from the Board's Administration Office.
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