Mary to the Bay Rail Trail
  • Length: 7.5km

  • Duration: 2hrs

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Maryborough 

  • End: Hervey Bay

  • Location: South East Queensland

  • Closest Town: Maryborough 

  • Distance from CBD: 288km

  • State: QLD

  • Latitude: -25.3964669

  • Longitude: 152.686224

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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

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Prams & Strollers

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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


Mary to the Bay Rail Trail is a 7.5km, grade 2 one way hike, located in South East Queensland, Queensland. The hike should take approximately 2hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

The foreshore trail along the coast from the Urangan Pier makes a very scenic loop trail back to Pialba.  Along this stretch there are an increasing number of cafes and resturants opening to keep users fueled up.

The open section is a high quality rail trail connecting the main centres of the major regional seaside town of Hervey Bay
Provides access to the beaches and the 868m long pier at Urangan
Many road crossings but all have treatment appropriate to their use.

The trail is managed by the Fraser Coast Regional Council, who are considering extending the trail all the way to the Urangan Pier in the near future, which will link it up with the foreshore shared path along the Bay water front.

The Council, supported by local cycling groups such as the Fraser Coast BUG, have developed a ;plan for the whole of the former line to be converted to a rail trail and a connection made from Colton to Maryborough to provide a safe link between the two cities.


Maryborough to Hervey Bay in South East Queensland

Maryborough - Hervey Bay, 288km from Brisbane



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

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