Watawa Recreation Trail
  • Length: 3.4km

  • Duration: 1hr

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Gin Gin 

  • End: Tirroan Village

  • Closest Town: Gin Gin 

  • Location: South East Queensland

  • Distance from state capital: 365km

  • State: QLD

  • Latitude: -24.99530154

  • Longitude: 151.9540399


Watawa Recreation Trail is a 3.4km, grade 2 One Way hike located in South East Queensland Queensland. The hike should take approximately 1hrs to complete.


While there is a small replica at the start of the rail trail the council has also developed the Gin Gin Historical Village (former Gin Gin Railway Station). This site (Railway Station) is now Heritage listed and is used for Saturday Markets (BBQ, local produce and craft) and Australia Day Ceremonies as well as an annual Cane Cutting (Cane Harvest) event.

Walk, cycle or horse ride on the former rail corridor which once carried passenger and goods rail traffic from Mt Perry to Bundaberg. The Trail provides scenic views over cane fields and rolling hills.

This trail is on the same rail corridor as the heritage listed Boolboonda Tunnel.

The name Watawa, links to an early farming settlement in the area, which is now farmed with sugar cane. The Railway also had a rail siding named Watawa Siding in the vicinity. The railway opened all the way to Mt Perry in 1884 but was closed back to Tirroan in 1960. It was closed back to Gin Gin in 1991 before being completely closed in 1993.


Gin Gin to Tirroan Village in South East Queensland

Gin Gin Township – approximately 50 km west of Bundaberg, 365km from Brisbane

Fine gravel

Flat open farmland

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