• Length: 12km

  • Duration: 3hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Bird River 

  • End: Kelly Basin and Pillinger

  • Closest Town: Bird River 

  • Location: Tasmania

  • Distance from state capital: 290km

  • State: TAS


This great trail follows a historic former railway route through lovely rainforest inside te World Heritage Area. Kelly Basin and Pillinger are historic town sites on the shores of Macquarie Harbour. A 5km section from the Bird River turnoff to Bird River is suitable for 4WD and bicycles. From Bird River the trail is for walking only. Allow a full day for the walk to Pillinger.


  • Bird River to Kelly Basin and Pillinger
  • South of Queenstown: through Lynchford and over Mt Jukes. , 290km from Hobart
  • Surface – Compacted earth
  • Terrain –

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