Sandy Hollow to Merriwa
  • Length: TBA

  • Duration: TBA

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Sandy Hollow 

  • End: Merriwa

  • Closest Town: Sandy Hollow 

  • Location: New South Wales

  • Distance from state capital: 100km

  • State: NSW


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

The Merriwa Railway Society plans to restore the Station and Yard at Merriwa, plus in future display a selection of Locomotives and Rollingstock. In the Long Term it is hoped that the Society can gain permission to restore a section of the Merriwa Line in order to return trains to the line.

A lot of behind the scenes work is currently taking place in order for the Society to hopefully achieve its long term goals. There are many processes to go through so it will not happen overnight.


  • Sandy Hollow to Merriwa
  • 100km north west of Newcastle
  • Surface –
  • Terrain – Hilly

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