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New South Wales
Currently the range of rail trails in New South Wales is limited to a few short trails in the Blue Mountains and Newcastle areas. The trails in the Blue Mountains are only suitable for walking.
Several communities in country areas are pushing for the development of some quite long rail trails. However they have a challenge unique to NSW in that rails remain on many closed lines in the state, because an act of parliament is required for the line to be officially closed, thus allowing the land to be used for other purposes. It is hoped that future years will see some success for the work of these groups and development of some of these trails being approved
The main rail trails in NSW and ACT are shown on the map above. Choose a region for a complete list of trails.
Location: Western Sydney, 20km west of Sydney CBD
Location: Near Newcastle , 160km from Sydney
Location: Dubbo - South Dubbo on the Dubbo to Molong disused railway
Location: Blue Mountains
Location: Between the Newcastle suburbs of Glendale and Wallsend
Location: Western side of Blue Mountains, 191km West from Sydney.
Location: Near Mittagong, Southern Highlands, South of Sydney
Location: Near Newcastle and 160 kilometres north of Sydney
Location: Blue Mountains, 60km west from Sydney
Location: Oatley and Como 20 km south of Sydney
Location: Western Sydney, 12km from Sydney CBD. Crosses Parramatta River.
Location: Dubbo to Molong via Cumnock and Yeoval in Central West of NSW
Location: Southern Highlands NSW based in Goulburn area some 110 kms south of Sydney on Hume Highway
Location: Southern NSW near Canberra, 272km south of Sydney
Location: Southern NSW, 546 Km from Sydney. Culcairn is serviced by the XPT rail service.
Location: Wagga Wagga, Southern NSW, 420km from Sydney
Location: North East NSW, via Lismore and Byron Bay
Location: Cootamundra, Gundagai, and Tumut in south west NSW
Location: Hinterland of the Snowy Mountains Cooma region