MacKenzie Falls Gorge Trail Design
- hansen partnership
The destruction of a footbridge during flooding delivered a unique opportunity to implement a new trail alignment re-connecting MacKenzie Falls & the Zumsteins Picnic Ground in the Grampians National Park. The site’s remoteness & lack of base data meant we had to rely on more basic, hands-on techniques which in turn contributed to a highly site-specific response, emphasising the natural features & creating a more inspired route. A newly aligned footbridge, expanded mesh steps & walkway contribute to the trail’s presence & identity. The sensitive design approach delivered a sound framework for ongoing management of the area, balancing increased visitor traffic with conservation & preservation requirements.