Geotourism and geotrails - opportunities for regional Australia
Geotourism focuses on an area’s geology and landscape as the basis for visitor engagement, learning and enjoyment. Geotrails are one way to experience a journey linked by an area’s geological features. Geotrails are relatively easy to establish and a cost effective means of enhancing regional development that has minimal impact on land management issues. Featuring walking tracks and driving routes, lookouts, points of interest and supporting information they encourage a deeper appreciation of our natural environment. Simone Meakin will be talking to SEGRA delegates about how the Geological Survey of NSW is developing a series of collaborative projects that include universities, local councils, schools, museums, libraries, amateur geology clubs, Indigenous groups, historical societies, tourism offices, volunteers and local science hubs to produce self-guided geotrails at key geological locations across NSW. Simone will also discuss a successful recent collaborative project, the Port Macquarie Coastal Geotrail.
To hear Simone, one of more than 60 speakers at SEGRA, please register here.
To read her abstract, please click here.
Image courtesy of South Australian Tourism Commission