We were pleased to open the new Wagirra Trail Wonga Loop earlier this month, kicking off with an official opening event on Saturday 9 September where our community enjoyed live music, face painting and fun-filled giant family games – all while experiencing the new trail for themselves.
With the majority of the Wagirra trail constructed by our AlburyCity all-Aboriginal work crew, it now encompasses over 20 kilometres of shared walking and cycling pathways, beginning at Noreuil Foreshore and ending with the new Wonga Loop for visitors to take in the beauty of the Murray River adjacent to the wetlands.
The new loop included the construction of 12km of sealed trail, the installation of four bridges, creek crossings, seating and picnic tables, significant revegetation, and interpretive and directional signs. It also included the installation of new artworks which form part of the Yindyamarra Sculpture Walk that follows the Wagirra Trail, now encompassing 16 artworks in total.
The new Wonga Loop gives our community even more opportunities for recreation in our city, with the ability to ride, run or walk around the newly constructed section of river trail, whilst experiencing the beauty of our native trees and plants, as well as the many species of animals and birds that call the area home.
If you haven’t yet had a chance to check it out, grab your walking or running shoes or your bike and head on down as the weather begins to warm up.
Find out more about the project on the AlburyCity website.