Australia's Rail Trails
Welcome to our new website
We have been diligently working on this for a year – we hope you like it.
In particular the enhanced rail trail mapping now makes the extent of our amazing rail trail network clearly visible and there is an option to follow your progress as you travel your favourite rail trails. (Please make sure you allow www.railtrails.org.au to access your location when prompted by your browser).
Rail trails follow the routes of former railways. They cut through hills, over embankments and across gullies and creeks. Most have a gravel or dirt surface and are great for walking, mountain bikes and horses. Some are sealed and are great for touring bikes too. Here’s some of our most popular trails you can try, or
The Rosewater Rail Loop in Adelaide was constructed in 1915 to alleviate congestion in the Port Dock rail yards and is n...
Byron Council have recently competed the 1.2 million dollar upgrade for the railway station area, creating a beautiful h...
The road crossing upgrades on several north east Victorian rail trails outlined in our May News item have been completed...
The Goulburn – Crookwell Rail Trail planning stages are now complete, and the trail is supported by both local cou...
A perennial problem for advocates of new rail trail developments and management committees looking for data to use in pr...
Gympie Regional Council has advised that the low level bridge over a perennial water crossing on the Kilkivan to Kingaro...
The Northern Rivers Rail Trail is growing bigger with the announcement today from the Federal MP Kevin Hogan of the allo...
The opening of the Dawes Range section of the Boyne Burnett Inland Rail Trail in Central Queensland on 11 September 2021...
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Rail Trails of Victoria Guidebook
Rail Trails Australia is very pleased to announce that after 14 years the spiral bound, hardcopy "Rail Trails of Victoria…$33.00 Add to cart
2022 Rail Trails Calendar
Rail Trails Australia’s calendar is back after a 9 year hiatus. It features twelve rail trails from around Australia. The…$16.50 Add to cart
Rail Trails Jerseys – Short Sleeve
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Rail Trails of Victoria Guide – downloadable electronic pdf
This electronic version of our 2021 edition is your indispensable guide and companion to Victoria's rail trails. It features easy-to-follow…$16.00 Add to cart