Rail trails Australia

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There are trail trails all around Australia. Rail trails are shared-use paths recycled from abandoned railway corridors that can be used for walking, cycling and horse riding. Rail trails link big and small country towns and meander through scenic countryside just as railways did in the past. Most trails have a gravel or dirt surface suitable for walking, mountain bikes and horses. Some are sealed and are great for touring bikes too.

Following the route of the railways, they cut through hills, under roads, over embankments and across gullies and creeks. Apart from being great places to walk, cycle or horse ride, rail trails are linear conservation corridors protecting native plants and animals. They often link remnant vegetation in farming areas and contain valuable flora and fauna habitat. Wineries and other attractions are near many trails as well as B&B’s and other great places to stay.

Discovery Trail Oak Track Circuit (14.5km)

Discovery Trail Walk (15km)

Monaro Rail Trail (214km)

Lapstone Viaduct and Zig Zag (1.5km)

Great Victorian Rail Trail (134km)

Herveys Range Rail Trail (11km)

Jarrahdale 1872 Timber Tramway (8km)

Great Divide Rail Trail (4.5km)

Powelltown Tramway (43.5km)

Northern Rivers Rail Trail (132km)

Zeehan to Strahan Road (51km)

High Country Rail Trail (59km)

Inner Circle Rail Trail (4km)

Red Hill Rail Trail (6.5km)

The Barossa Trail (10km)

Wolgan Valley Rail Trail (11km)

Rocherlea Rail Trail (4km)

The Bunny Rail Trail (0.75km)

Westside Bike Path (9km)

Mundaring Weir Rail Trail (7km)

Atherton Tablelands Rail Trail (14km)

Outer Circle Rail Trail (15km)

O’Keefe Rail Trail (50km)

Dubbo to Molong Rail Trail (130km)

Adelaide Hills Amy Gillett Rail Trail (16km)

Sandy Hollow to Merriwa (35km)

Goulburn to Crookwell (54km)

Belgrave Railway Trail (12.5km)

Denmark to Nornalup Rail Trail (54.5km)

The Pioneer Rail Trail (6km)

Grand Ridge Rail Trail (13km)

Southern Flinders Rail Trail (34.5km)

Fingal Valley Rail Trail (20km)

Irvinebank Rail Trail (25km)

Liffey Falls Rail Trail (5km)

The Riesling and Rattler Trail (54km)

Jarrahdale Balmoral Trail (12km)

Castlemaine to Maldon Trail (18km)

Hawthorn to Kew Rail Trail (1km)

Fassifern to Toronto Rail Trail (4km)

Gippsland Lakes Discovery Trail (24km)

Murray to the Mountains Rail Trail (116km)

Murrumbidgee Valley Rail Trail (35km)

Bungendore to Captains Flat (36km)

Gayndah Heritage Rail Trail (5km)

Richmond Vale Rail Trail (28km)

Sandridge Railway Trail (5km)

Murchison to Rushworth Rail Trail (10km)

Munda Biddi Trail (600km)

Bellarine Rail Trail (32.5km)

New England Rail Trail (210km)

Grampians Rail Trail (11km)

Railway Reserves Heritage Trail (59km)

Mike Turtur Bikeway (9km)

Strahan to Regatta Point Rail Trail (3km)

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