Watawa Recreation Trail
  • Length: 3.4km

  • Duration: 1hr

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Gin Gin 

  • End: Tirroan Village

  • Location: South East Queensland

  • Closest Town: Gin Gin 

  • Distance from CBD: 365km

  • State: QLD

  • Latitude: -24.99530154

  • Longitude: 151.9540399

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4WD Access

Public Transport

Bitumen Road

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Winding Road

Speed Bumps

Vehicle Ford

Entry Fee

Large Car Park

Small Car Park

Accessible Parking

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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

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Bush Bashing

River Crossings

Scenic Viewpoints

Well Marked

Drinking Water

Untreated Water

Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Overnight Campsites

Trail Running

Horse Riding


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

Hike Summary

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 Mount 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 Mount 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. 

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