Muntapa Tunnel
  • Length: 0.6km

  • Duration: 30 mins

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Muntapa Tunnel 

  • End: Muntapa Tunnel

  • Closest Town: Muntapa Tunnel 

  • Location: Queensland

  • Distance from state capital: 210km

  • State: QLD

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.

Notes

  • Muntapa Tunnel to Muntapa Tunnel
  • 15km south of Cooyar, north of Toowoomba, 210km from Brisbane
  • Surface – Compacted earth
  • Terrain – Hilly forest

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