WOW Factor Coastline Trail Expansion Complete

Published on Thursday, 28 September 2023 at 2:17:00 PM

It’s now possible to walk, bike or run all the way from Sinker Bay at Ocean Beach to William Bay National Park and Greens Pool, thanks to the recent completion of the WOW Trail Stage 2 extension project.

On the back of a collaboration between the Shire of Denmark, Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA), Denmark Community Windfarm Ltd, traditional owners and trail builders, community members can now enjoy even more of the beautiful coastline trail, first made popular upon completion of Stage 1 at Lights Beach in 2017. 

Shire President Ceinwen Gearon said the extended WOW Trail is already a treasured community asset, despite its short life.

“It feels like just yesterday that the first stage of the WOW Trail was completed at Lights Beach,” Dr Gearon said.

“I’m delighted that after working together with DBCA and thanks to detailed and appropriate consultation with traditional owners, we now have a continuation of this popular trail, which means we can all enjoy even more of our stunning coastline from foot or bicycle.”

Consultation with traditional owners, as well as detailed flora and fauna surveys, ensured the extension of the trail was constructed with minimal impact on the landscape.

“Our community and visitors love our WOW Trail, and I’m sure many of us will be out there in this beautiful spring weather as soon as we can to discover what’s in store as part of the extension.”

The extension is an additional 3.2 kilometres, added onto the end of the existing WOW trail (9.4km) which begins at Lights Beach and now terminates at Sinker Bay, near Ocean Beach.

Considerations for a potential Stage 3 development of the WOW trail are subject to funding opportunities.

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