Sandy Hollow to Merriwa
  • Length: 35km

  • Duration: 2 days

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Sandy Hollow 

  • End: Merriwa

  • Closest Town: Sandy Hollow 

  • Location: Country NSW and ACT

  • Distance from state capital: 311km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -32.13682036

  • Longitude: 150.3617352


Sandy Hollow to Merriwa is a 35km, grade 3 One Way hike located in Country NSW and ACT New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 2 days to complete.


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 in Country NSW and ACT

100km north west of Newcastle


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