07/08/06

This study report has been released by the Yarra Ranges Shire Council and deadline for submissions is Friday 8 September, 2006. Background on the rail corridor including map and photos. The report can be downloaded from ...

04/08/06

A further 13km section of this trail, in southern Western Australia, between Kundip and Lee Creek has been opened. Click here for more details of the rail trail including map and now photos. More details of the actual op...

02/08/06

Google Maps You may remember our News Item from just over a year ago when we discussed Google Earth. In the last year many more areas of Australia have had high resolution images added allowing you to zoom right in to se...

01/08/06

On 30th June 2006 Hydro Tasmania closed the hydro power station, which was commissioned in 1914. It supplied power to the Mt Lyell mines in those days but of recent years added its capacity to the state’s grid. It ...

31/07/06

New look web site We have updated the appearance of the Railtrails Australia website. As part of the upgrade we have added some new features including: Easier access to trail descriptions – the home page now includ...

17/07/06

Two further stages of the Denmark – Nornalup rail trail near Albany in southern Western Australia have opened. Click here for more details of the rail trail including map. Basil Schur, Project Manager for Green Ski...

17/07/06

In June the Riverina Regional Development Board adopted the recommendations of a feasibility study into a plan to convert two unused railway lines into rail trails; the 130km Wagga Wagga to Tumbarumba branch line and the...

10/07/06

We have added maps for most Tasmanian rail trails to our website. You can now find maps for the following Tasmanian rail trails: our website. Montezuma Falls Rail Trail Melba Flats to Zeehan Rail Trail Spray Tunnel and C...

07/07/06

Update: Due to the unfavourable conditions on 15th July, the ride has been rescheduled for Saturday July 29th. If it is raining on this day it will be moved to Saturday 16th September. Friends of the High Country Rail Tr...

01/07/06

The Blackbutt to Linville section of the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail in SE Queensland – officially named the Blackbutt Range Rail Trail/Corridor – was officially opened on Saturday 3 June 2006 with a well atte...