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Gympie Regional Council has been formally recognised for its contribution to outdoor spaces with the Mary Valley Rail Trail winning the Queensland Outdoor Recreation Federation Government Achievement Award. 

Just in time for the Christmas and New Year break, the Yarra Valley Trail in Victoria from Lilydale to Yering (stage 1A) is now open!

Part of the rail trail near Ipswich will be closed for 3 months in 2020 while a section is upgraded.

The draft Feasibility Study for the Monaro Rail Trail in southern NSW is now open to community feedback

 Legislation to enable the North East Tasmania Rail Trail extension has been passed.

An official Media Release from Mitchell Shire Council notes there is $50K included for a feasibility study towards linking Seymour with the Great Victorian Rail Trail (GVRT).

The Brisbane Valley Rail Trail (BVRT) has been named Public Works Project of the Year at the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA) Awards for Excellence.

An opening ceremony will be held on Tuesday 19 November 2019 to mark the completion of the Riesling Trail extension to Auburn which links it up with The Rattler Trail.

Victoria’s High Country has experienced a 40 per cent rise in cyclists touring the region in just 12 months, cementing the North East as one of the world’s top trail cycling destinations.

Although progress seems slow on the proposed Northern Rivers Rail Trail (NRRT) in Northern NSW, there is a lot going on behind the scenes.

The South Burnett Regional Council has voted to abandon the Bike Hire scheme, but it's not all bad news

Rail Trails Australia is pleased to have Anthea Packer from the High Country Rail Trail speaking at our AGM on Saturday 9th November.

Over 100 riders joined celebrated the completion of the Dry Forest Creek bridge and the connection of 80km of scenic rail trail.

Improvements to the Rail Reserve leading down the hill to Coleraine will be celebrated via a walk or cycle on Sunday 27 October 2019.

Gympie Council are going to spend $230K to improve the surface of their section of the Kilkivan to Kingaroy Rail Trail.

Great news! Our Great Victorian Rail Trail (GVRT) has been listed as a "bucket-list-worthy" international rail trail destination.

South Burnett Regional Council is holding community consultation for the 43km Murgon to Proston Rail Trail Feasibility Study

You are invited to the official opening of the Dry Forest Creek bridge at Tallangatta in Victoria.

Have your say about the future of the Ipswich to Fernvale section of the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail

Come and join the opening  of "THE LINK cycle path" at Nanango Saturday 17 August 2019.

Get your bikes or walking shoes out and try the newest 2km section of the Wadandi Track in Western Australia.

Rail Trail sites have been cited as a really good example of events (such as the National Tree Planing Day) being a community effort.

The New England Rail Trail Committee is ramping up it's efforts to get a rail trail established, but needs some funding to prepare a detailed business plan.

The Friends of the Bendigo-Kilmore Rail Trail (FBKRT) group have informed us of new signs along O'Keefe Rail Trail in Victoria that tell the history of Bendigo/Heathcote line.

The Yarra Valley Trail project in Victoria is rolling ahead. Old rails have been removed and stockpiled, and the rail trail is almost ready for surfacing.

The Northern Rivers Rail Trail, from Casino to Murwillumbah in NSW, is moving steadily along across several fronts.

  Enjoy the celebrations of Queensland newest ral trail in the picturesque Mary Valley Sunday 28 July 2019

The Murgon Rail Trail Festival is on again in 2019 bigger and better than  than last year

The construction for the Beechworth to Yackandandah Rail Trail in Victoria is underway.

Your chance to support a rail trail in Wagga Wagga. Act Now.

The 17th annual Somerset Rail Trail Fun Run or Ride will be held on Sunday 14 July along Australia’s longest rail trail.

The Bellarine Rail Trail is now fully sealed between South Geelong and Drysdale following the completion resurfacing works between Moolap and Leopold.

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Construction activities have commenced for the Mary Valley Rail Trail from Imbil to Brooloo.

Brisbane Valley Rail Trail users should check out the heritage-listed Lockyer Creek Railway Bridge between Lowood and Coominya.

Discussions are continuing between community groups, local councils and TMR to develop a long rail trail in Central Queensland.

The first stage of the 10.5km Caboolture to Wamuran Rail Trail has been opened.

The Tasmanian Legislative Committee inquiry into the North-East Rail Corridor recently visited the Yarra Valley east of Melbourne to inspect a heritage railway and rail trail.

The rail trail from Tumbarumba to Rosewood will be the first one in NSW on the formation of a former government railway

Construction of the first stage of the Yarra Valley Rail Trail from Lilydale to Yarra Glen will start this month.

Two bike repair stations have just been installed on the O'Keefe Rail Trail in northern Victoria.

The 2019 Bicycling Summit will be held on the 14th and 15th of May in Melbourne and includes a workshop on developing advocates.

Want to ride the South Burnett Rail Trail,but don't own a bike. Well here is your chance. (FOR FREE)


Tablelands Outdoor Recreation Association Inc invites eveyrone to the extention of the Atherton Rail Trail on the 23rd March 2019

The Queensland Government is investing up to $14 million over 4 years into rail trails.

Livingstone Shire Council is seeking feedback for Stages 2,3 and 4 of the Capricorn Coast Pineapple Rail Trail

Come along to the South Burnett Rail Trail Users Association Meeting.

What to know more about the  Mary to the Bay Rail Trail Project