Our Track and Trail competition is complete and we have a winner! Congratulations to Isabel Ross for her entry of the excellent walking and cycling paths along the Geraldton coastline.
Winner: Isabel Ross
“Geraldton in Midwest WA has done a fantastic job in developing great walking and cycling paths all along the coastline. You can almost get from one end of the city to the other on off-road paths. It is pretty special to have this quiet, car-free space with gorgeous wildflowers growing on the sand alongside the track, and the sun lighting up the deep blue ocean just beyond the dunes. It also makes a great spot to check out the surf conditions for the post-ride activity. And just in case that isn’t enough to bring a smile to your face, some motivational phrases have been painted along the path to remind us just how lucky we are. There really is no place like this place.”
Entry 1: Hannah Pierce – Information and Research Officer, McCusker Centre for Action on Alcohol and Youth
“The roads at Rottnest are pretty amazing to cycle. My selfie on a bike gives a good indication of the view.”
Entry 2: Scarlett Duncan
“Vlamingh Parklands along the river to Garungup Park. The trail goes along the River in Mosman Park, connecting to North Fremantle. It is a great trail for walking, running or cycling and avoids busy car traffic.”
Entry 3: Lia Williams – Health Promotion Officer, Public Health and Ambulatory Care
“Neil Hawkins Park is my favourite trail for walking or bike riding close to home. It’s great because it brings you away from suburbia without having to drive for hours. There’s so much wildlife, most of which is accustomed to human foot traffic, like these confident cheeky birds. To go around the whole lake it’s a 16km walk, which took us about 3 and a half hours. On the Wanneroo side after the pine plantation there are also some fruit trees (loquat and mulberry) which you can pick from if they are in season. There’s 2 public toilets over the 16 km loop so that’s convenient too.”
Entry 4: Eveline Lensvelt – Research Associate, National Drug Research Institute
“As I’m full into marathon training mode I’ve been running along the Swan River a lot and last week ran all the way along the river from Point Walter to Canning Bridge. I think it’s listed in the ‘rides around the river’ guide as ride 6 and it is beautiful, all paved and even has some drinking fountains along the way! Can highly recommend running/walking or cycling it.”
Entry 6: Andrea McGill
“Photo 1 & 2 are the Esperance Esplanade which is the trail I use to cycle to work and photo 3 is the Esperance Jetty which is a track I use for recreational walking.”
Thank you to everyone who entered, we loved all the photos taken from around the state showing the many wonderful places to exercise and enjoy nature.
Watch this space for the next Track & Trail Comp!