Muntapa Tunnel
  • Length: 0.6km

  • Duration: 30 mins

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Muntapa Tunnel 

  • End: Muntapa Tunnel

  • Closest Town: Muntapa Tunnel 

  • Location: South East Queensland

  • Distance from state capital: 210km

  • State: QLD

  • Latitude: -27.07811411

  • Longitude: 151.7464423


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.


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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