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Caboolture - Wamuran & Loop Rail Trail - Trail Description



Caboolture - Wamuran & Loop Rail Trail

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Type: Rail trail
Location: Wamuran, North of Brisbane, 58km from Brisbane
Start/end: Caboolture to Wamuran
Status: Partially open
Length open: 6km
Surface: Compacted earth
Terrain: hilly forest
Best seasons: Dry
Public transport: Train
Features: wineries, tourist
Contact Region: S.E. Queensland
Mountain bikers enjoying the Wamuran section (2006)
Mountain bikers enjoying the Wamuran section (2006)
Suitable for walking Suitable for cycling mountain bikes



  •  By 2020 this will be a 10km high qualitly urban rail trail with some rural sections close to Brisbane.
  • There is an existing short but scenic trail west of Wamuran.


Caboolture to Wamuran

This rail trail is currently under construction and the first stage due to open by end of 2018.

It will have a 3m to 3.5m wide shared pathway commencing from Beerburrum Road, Caboolture and terminating at Atwood Street, Wamuran.

The rail trail includes a major entry statement in Caboolture and Wamuran and will include shelters, lighting, information map boards, drinking fountains, seating, and landscaping.
The pathway is designed for all-weather usage being mostly constructed of asphalt with some key entry sections of decorative concrete.

Features of the trail include bridges, road crossings, tunnels, seating nodes, landscaping and wayfinding signage.

The trail will provide a key transport link for pedestrians and cyclists attending local schools including Tullawong State School, Tullawong State High School, Grace Lutheran College, St Peter’s Catholic Primary School and St Paul’s Lutheran Primary School.

This description will be updated shortly

Wamuran Forest (6 km)

This trail winds through state forest near the Glasshouse Mountains. It is an attractive walk or ride and is included in Bicycle Queensland's book Good Rides in South East Queensland.

  • It has a dirt surface and some isolated washaways occured during the 2011 rains, which have not yet been repaired.
  • The trail starts at Mylett Road. This road is a dead end, and the trail starts at the gate at the end of the road. It finishes at a gate on Raaen Road. This gate is marked with a TRAIL sign.

These TRAIL signs actually mark the "Wamuran Loop Trail" (28km) which runs through the forest and, also starting at Raaen Road. The Loop Trail also takes in a short section of former railway beside the highway just west of Wamuran. Note: the current condition of the loop trail is unknown. It was maintained by the Caboolture Shire Council.

Durundur Railway

At Woodford, 13km north west of Wamuran, a short section of the old line has been developed as a tourist railway. The original station buildings from both Wamuran and D'Aguilar can be found there. The 1km railway has been built to 2 foot (610mm) gauge and is based around locomotives from sugar cane lines.Trains operate on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month. For more information see the Railway's Website.

Background Information

The railway from Caboolture to Kilcoy was fully opened by 1913 and was closed back to Wamuran in 1964. Regular service to Wamuran ceased in 1996.

The rail trail to Wamuran is planned to be completed by 2020.

The project is part of a $4.6 million investment by Moreton Bay Regional Council and the Queensland Government to deliver cycle and pedestrian facilities between Caboolture and Wamuran making sustainable travel easier.


The trail is managed by the Moreton Bay Regional Council

Please report any issues to the council and copy us.

November 2018

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Wamuran Rail Trail Loop

(Posted: 13/01/14)

Damage to the Caboolture- Wamuran  Rail Loop (Queensland)  from last years severe weather conditions has now been fully repaired