Muntapa Tunnel
  • Length: 0.6km

  • Duration: 30 mins

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Muntapa Tunnel 

  • End: Muntapa Tunnel

  • Location: South East Queensland

  • Closest Town: Muntapa Tunnel 

  • Distance from CBD: 210km

  • State: QLD

  • Latitude: -27.07811411

  • Longitude: 151.7464423

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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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Timber Boardwalk

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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

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Well Marked

Drinking Water

Untreated Water

Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Overnight Campsites

Trail Running

Horse Riding


Muntapa Tunnel is a 0.6km, grade 3 one way hike, located in South East Queensland, Queensland. The hike should take approximately 30 mins to complete.

Hike Summary

The trail to the tunnel is open, as is the park , shelters, and toilets.

Queensland’s longest straight railway tunnel (287m).
Hieght above sea level is 640m.
Tunnel is home to a colony of bent winged bats.

Walk part way through Queensland’s longest straight railway tunnel (287m). A fence has been installed part way in from both entrances to protect the bat colony .  It is also quite high being 640m above sea level. Now that trains don't roar through it the tunnel is a seasonal home to a colony of bent winged bats.

The tunnel is sign posted from the main road (access road is unsealed). The road takes you to a park that is actually on the ridge over the tunnel which is the crest of the Great Dividing Range.


Muntapa Tunnel to Muntapa Tunnel in South East Queensland

15km south of Cooyar, north of Toowoomba, 210km from Brisbane

Compacted earth

Hilly forest

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

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