Accessing Kellevie MTB Park
Access is by negotiation with land managers, Kellevie MTB Park is available to School camps, Community groups,Training and fitness groups, bike skills trainers by negotiation and individuals, families or groups of riders can book onsite accommodation through our link to bookings coming soon. If you want to see the availability of the property please head to our calendar. As of October 2018 individual access to the park will be limited to those who have booked accommodation, group bookings, scheduled events and those involved in the maintenance and development of trails. Conditions of access are forwarded to guests who have been granted access to access the property.
Accommodation will be available from October 2018 in the form of 4&5 meter luxury bell tents, which offer a great way onsite option with out the hassle bringing your own camping structure to bookings will be available here from July 1 2018. Further accommodation options are being investigated as the park grows.
4m Bell tent $----- Per night plus $------extra adult
5m Bell tent $----- Per night plus $------extra adult
BYO camper/tent $----- Per person.
Community groups By negotiation
Training/corporate By negotiation
Pre settlement the area was rich in indigenous activity and culture and was part of seasonal transition to the coast. Signs of indigenous life can still be found in the area today. The current academic understanding of indigenous occupation in Tasmania is that dates back to well in excess of 40,000 years. The land was well managed during this time and food sources were abundant. The current land managers pay respect to the people of the great Oyster Bay and South Eastern tribes who would have frequented the area as part of their daily nomadic life, and to elders past and present.
Post European settlement townships sprung up throughout South East Tasmania , With nearby Dunalley becoming a major hub. During this period of post European settlement the timber town known as Wielangta was established. During this time it was thriving community, with its' own general store, bakery, blacksmiths’ shops, a school and saw mills. In the 1920s Wielangta was destroyed by bush fires and the cost of rebuilding the the forestry and town infrastructure was seen as to high, and the township of Wielangta abandoned in 1928. Kellevie is nestled at the base of the Wielangta state forest and was home to many millers and had its' own mill. Many of the old trails that form part of the adventure riding opportunities around Kellevie are part of the of the areas milling and timber history. Now a farming community Kellevie and the surrounding towns are home to olive groves, cherries and other stone fruit orchards, vineyards dairy, sheep, and of course home to Kellevie Mountain Bike Park.
The property where Kellevie MTB Park is based has been farm land, a nursery and home to many recreational user groups over the years. The previous owners Bernard and Maria Woolley provided generous community access and relationship with the mountain biking community was formed during this time. in 2006 the commencement of trail work begun for the first ever 24 hour race to be held in Tasmania. Kellevie MTB Park has continued to grow ever since and is now home to the Hellfire Cup a 4 day stage race that attracts people from all around the world. The property is now managed by Mtn Trails who purchased the property in 2014 and have continued supporting mountain bike activity and development in the region.