Northern Rivers Rail Trail
  • Length: 132km

  • Duration: 10 days

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Casino 

  • End: Murwillumbah

  • Location: North Coast NSW

  • Closest Town: Casino 

  • Distance from CBD: 720km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -28.85529775

  • Longitude: 153.0497599

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Northern Rivers Rail Trail is a proposed 132km, grade 3, one way hike located in the North Coast, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 10 days to complete.

Hike Summary

This is a proposed rail trail and is not yet open. It is one of the potential Rail Trails identified throughout NSW.

It would traverse a 'World Heritage' region and pass right through the heart of an internationally renowned tourism hotspot, Byron Bay.

Murwillumbah is the closest town to Mount Warning and the adjacent hinterland, and only an hour away from the Gold Coast and Cooloongatta airport.

This area is renowned for its good weather and wonderful scenery

The development of the Northern Rivers Rail Trail is being managed by Northern Rivers Rail Trail Inc. (NRRT Inc), which includes community members, businesses and the three councils.

NRRT inc propose to build the rail trail in stages; the first stage being the Tweed Shire section from Murwillumbah south to Crabbes Creek.

About the region

Discover the stunning beauty, native animals, excellent fishing and surfing heritage that make the North Coast of NSW one of the world’s top holiday destinations. Spend endless days on uncrowded beaches, swim with dolphins, indulge in incredible food and wine, explore pristine volcanic hinterland and hike through ancient rainforest.


Casino to Murwillumbah in Country NSW

North East NSW, via Lismore and Byron Bay

Hilly forest

For more information and a location map please visit the official Northern Rivers Rail Trail site or RailTrails Australia. 

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8 thoughts on “Northern Rivers Rail Trail (132km)

    1. Carolyn Jones it is a long way from reality yet. Funding has only just been promised for the first small section of this trail. It is commencing from the Murwillumbah end & will stop at the Byron Shire boundary. Byron Bay Shire Council have not even come on board yet to support this project. Even the Murwillumbah to Crabbes Creek section won’t be finished until well into 2020. The track as it is currently is impassable.

  1. Not sure what is meant by located in “ACT New South Wales”?????? It will be located on the far North Coast NSW, Northern Rivers region. First stage which has only just begun the process is from Murwillumbah to Crabbes Creek. Byron Shire haven’t even come on board yet!!!

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