Richmond Vale Rail Trail
  • Length: 28km

  • Duration: 9hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Newcastle 

  • End: Richmond Vale

  • Location: Newcastle

  • Closest Town: Newcastle 

  • Distance from CBD: 167km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -32.82829218

  • Longitude: 151.6756439

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2WD Access

4WD Access

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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Concrete Path

Timber Boardwalk

Gravel Path

Sandy Trail

Rough Trail

Undefined Trail

Prams & Strollers

Manual Wheelchair

Motorised Wheelchair

Bicycle Trail

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

Scenic Viewpoints

Well Marked

Drinking Water

Untreated Water

Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Overnight Campsites

Trail Running

Horse Riding


Richmond Vale Rail Trail is a 28km, grade 3 one way hike, located in Newcastle Area, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 9hrs 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.

A great future rail trail in the Newcastle area
Possible 28km trail through spectacular coastal hinterland 
This line has three beautiful brick lined tunnels 
Wonderful railway infrasture including bridges, deep cuttings, and huge embankments 
Would link Newcastle with Kurri Kurri and Cessnock
This trail could link up with many other cyclepaths in Newcastle and the Cessnock wineries

Newcastle Cycleways movement is working closely with Newcastle and other councils involved, to make this trail into a reality.

About the region

Situated on the east coast of NSW, Newcastle is surrounded by golden sand beaches, a breathtaking coastline and a beautiful working harbour. The cafes, restaurants and bars, unique architecture and rich history stretch from the city to the suburbs.


Newcastle to Richmond Vale in Newcastle Area

Hexham to Richmond Vale in the north west Newcastle area


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

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