Magenta path a ride through the tree tops

WORK will start at Norah Head in January on what Wyong Council believes will become one of the most impressive shared pathways in Australia.

Council will spend $1.3 million on the first stage of the Magenta Shared Pathway, a 1.5 kilometre section from Evans Road to the red gum forest car park.

The Magenta Shared Pathway will ultimately connect 32km of linked pathways from Tuggerah station to Blue Haven through some of the most beautiful landscape in Australia, landscape architect  Boyd McMillan said.

“This first section of pathway will improve safety and transport links for cyclists and pedestrians, allow for better access to the adjacent Wyrrabalong National Park, and further promote active tourism in the shire,” Mr McMillan said.

Boardwalks and bridges will be a feature of the pathway.

“At some stages along the pathway, you could be suspended five metres above the ground riding through tree tops checking out the local birdlife and feel like you are actually in the middle of a rainforest – it will be simply stunning.”

Council recently agreed to fast track the second stage of the pathway.