South Burnett Rail Trail

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Welcome to Queensland's first sealed rail trail, a 43.5 kilometre recreation trail between Kingaroy and Murgon in the beautiful South Burnett, only two and a half hours from Brisbane.

Whether you choose to cycle, run or walk the South Burnett Rail Trail is suitable for all ages. Dogs on leads are welcome, please clean up after your pet. The South Burnett Rail Trail starts at O'Neill Square in the centre of Kingaroy and progresses north.

Visitors travelling the trail will enjoy picturesque surrounds and welcoming, country towns. Choose your own adventure, there's plenty to see and do as you journey through Kingaroy, Crawford, Memerambi, Wooroolin, Tingoora, Wondai and Murgon. Short distances between towns means a spot to refresh is never too far away. Enjoy a break and recharge with coffee at the cafes along the route or experience lunch at an authentic country pub.

The South Burnett Rail Trail allows families to enjoy the great outdoors safely and encourages people of all ages to be active and enjoy fresh country air and a healthy lifestyle.

Journey Details

Duration
N/A
Distance
43.5 Kilometres

Activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Cycling
  • Hiking/Trekking

Other Information

Family Friendly:

Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.

Full Itinerary

This is a 43.5 kilometre sealed trail between Kingaroy and Murgon passing through welcoming country towns Crawford, Memerambi, Wooroolin, Tingoora and Wondai. Experience country hospitality at a variety of businesses offering coffee or lunch.

Suitable for all ages, walk or cycle away from traffic, dogs on a leash are welcome - please clean up after your pet.

Route Details
Mode of Travel Bicycle, Mountain Bike, Walk
Distance 43.5 kms
Route Name/Number South Burnett Rail Trail

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Bulloo River

Thargomindah, Bulloo Area
Free Entry
The Bulloo River flows through the town of Thargomindah and there are several different fishing holes along the river. There is vehicle access from the bridge, follow the walking tracks along the river.

Eromanga

Eromanga, Quilpie Area
Famous for being Australia's furthest town from the ocean, Eromanga is located 108 kilometres west of Quilpie on a fully sealed road. Sustained by surrounding pastoral properties, some of which are over 8,000 square kilometres, Eromanga is also home to the Eromanga Oil and Gas Basin, which produces around one and a half million barrels of oil each year.

Wyandra

Wyandra, Paroo Area
Wyandra is a great place to have a break and is situated half way between Cunnamulla and Charleville. So many towns of the Outback can claim their very existence directly to the laying of the great inland railway systems.

Charleville

Charleville, Murweh Area
Immortalised in Slim Dusty's song by the same name, Charleville is the largest town in Queensland's south west and is a hub for visitors and pastoralists alike. In the heart of 'mulga country', Charleville and surrounding pastoral properties are rich in history, flora and fauna.

Mungallala

Mungallala, Maranoa Area
Mungallala, said to mean 'food and water' is the site of a cypress sawmill, located about half way between Mitchell and Morven where the Warrego Highway crosses the Mungallala Creek. Mungallala originated as a railway town and is a wonderful place to stop for lunch and experience the workings of an outback town.

Saddliers Waterhole and Hamburg Creek

Morven, Murweh Area
Free Entry
With a population of less than 250, Morven is thought to be named after a mountain and town of the same name in Scotland. Captain T.J. Saddlier and his wife arrived in the area in the 1860s and camped on a deep waterhole of nearby Hamburg Creek.

Currawinya National Park

Hungerford, Bulloo Area
Free Entry
In Currawinya National Park, waterbirds and migratory shorebirds are drawn in their thousands to globally important wetlands in the otherwise dry and dusty mulga lands of south-western Queensland. Red sandplains and mulga scrubs beside long, dusty roads give little hint to the lakes, rivers and wetlands that make Currawinya one of Australia’s most important inland waterbird habitats.

Quilpie

Quilpie, Quilpie Area
A stay in Quilpie can be as busy or as relaxing as you wish. Picnic and fish at the Bulloo River or swim a few lazy laps of the pool. Enjoy the native bottlebrush trees and beautiful gardens around the district, and the stunning wildflowers (in season) throughout the surrounding countryside.

Toompine

Toompine, Quilpie Area
Toompine known as "The pub without a town". Cobb and Co. once serviced this town with it's regular coach schedule. All that remains today from those early pioneering days is the South Western Hotel (circa 1893), and a population of two.

Amby

Amby, Maranoa Area
Amby, originally called Amby Creek, became a township in 1883 and forms part of the eastern boundary of the Outback region. It can best be described as where the grain and the grazing belts meet. The Old Stage Changeover Shanty - known to the locals as Netting Hole - dates back to 1875 and is located on the northern side of town, along the Warrego Highway near Amby Downs waterhole.
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