South Coast Rail Trail and Ernest Jtn Tunnel
  • Length: 0.75km

  • Duration: 30 mins

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Molendinar

  • End: Southport and Tweed Heads

  • Location: South East Queensland

  • Closest Town: Molendinar

  • Distance from CBD: 60km

  • State: QLD

  • Latitude: -28.13534092

  • Longitude: 153.4714592

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South Coast Rail Trail and Ernest Jtn Tunnel is a 0.75km, grade 3 One Way hike located in South East Queensland Queensland. The hike should take approximately 30 mins to complete.

Summary

The former Southport railway line branched off the main line to Tweed Heads at a station called Ernest Junction just South of the tunell.

Parts of this former line are accessible on foot. These sections are mainly west of the Parklands Drive/Smith St intersection.

The tunnel itself is curved, preventing one end from being seen from the other and has been described as ‘spooky’.

Notes

Molendinar to to Southport and Tweed Heads in South East Queensland

Gold Coast, 60km from Brisbane

Coarse gravel, Sealed


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