Herveys Range Rail Trail
  • Length: 11km

  • Duration: 3hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Hervey Ranges 

  • End: Hervey Ranges

  • Location: North Queensland

  • Closest Town: Hervey Ranges 

  • Distance from CBD: 1356km

  • State: QLD

  • Latitude: -19.36061316

  • Longitude: 146.4430177

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2WD Access

4WD Access

Public Transport

Bitumen Road

Gravel Road

Steep Road

Winding Road

Speed Bumps

Vehicle Ford

Entry Fee

Large Car Park

Small Car Park

Accessible Parking

Accessible Toilet

Public Toilets

Drinking Water

Untreated Water

Picnic Shelter

Picnic Table

BBQ Facilities

Campfire Pit

Camping Area

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Concrete Path

Timber Boardwalk

Gravel Path

Sandy Trail

Rough Trail

Undefined Trail

Prams & Strollers

Manual Wheelchair

Motorised Wheelchair

Bicycle Trail

Mountain Bike Trail

Historic Rail Trail

Dog Friendly

Urban Walk

Coast & Beach

Historic Lighthouse

Waterfalls & Lakes

Rainforest Walk

Goldfields & Mining

Heritage Walk

Aboriginal Art

Alpine Region

Alpine Huts

Exposed Ledges

Rock Scrambling

Steep Terrain

Bush Bashing

River Crossings

Scenic Viewpoints

Well Marked

Drinking Water

Untreated Water

Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Overnight Campsites

Trail Running

Horse Riding


Herveys Range Rail Trail is a 11km, grade 3 one way hike, located in North Queensland, Queensland. The hike should take approximately 3hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

This is a proposed rail trail and is not yet open. It is one of the potential Rail Trails identified throughout QLD.

5 Tunnels (1 collapsed due to landslide)
Spectacular views
Will be 11km in length when open.

This trail is now CLOSED due to safty reason    August 2015

About the region

North Queensland or the Northern Region is the northern part of the Australian state of Queensland that lies just south of Far North Queensland. Queensland is a massive state, larger than many countries, and its tropical northern part has been historically remote and undeveloped, resulting in a distinctive regional character and identity.


Hervey Ranges to Hervey Ranges in North Queensland

Townsville, 1356km from Brisbane

Coarse gravel

Hilly forest

For more information and a location map please visit RailTrails Australia. 

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6 thoughts on “Herveys Range Rail Trail (11km)

    1. Kylie Esler is this the one that goes from Townsville. Looks like an easy hike. Lorraine Placid Barham Liza Roberts let’s do this, we can do it on a long weekend

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