Official Opening of Mount Owen MTB Trails

Dirt Art and the West Coast Council are pleased to announce the official launch of the Queenstown Mountain Bike Trails, December 10th, 2021. The 35km trail network includes a wide variety of trails, which capitalise on the rugged, quintessentially West Coast landscape.

This project has been made possible through the generous financial support of the Australian Government under the Community Development Grant fund for $2,500,000 and Tasmania Parks and Wildlife service.

The event will include guided trail rides, uplifts to descending trails, and a community BBQ.

Shane Pitt, Mayor West Coast – “These final set of trails on Mt Owen being finished marks a significant milestone in achieving Council’s vision for a suite of unique and world class mountain bike trails on the West Coast. We’ve seen plenty of interest from riders already and are seeing a lot of new businesses and opportunities opening up right across the board. It’s a very exciting time to be on the West Coast.”

Simon French, Managing Director of Dirt Art said “the Mt Owen project is one of our most challenging and rewarding builds to date. This trail network is the first of it’s kind in Australia, offering big mountain riding experiences currently only found in the northern hemisphere or New Zealand.”

Formal proceedings run sheet:

In the event of inclement weather, the ribbon cutting will occur at Headley Faull Park.


Community BBQ – Headley Faull Park, Queenstown


Speeches – Headley Faull Park


Members, WCC, Dirt Art rep, Media depart to Mt Owen summit


Ribbon cutting ceremony and return to Queenstown


Shuttle uplifts operating


Guided rides depart Headley Faull Park


Social and networking venue TBC



/Public Release. View in full here.