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Caboolture - Wamuran & Loop Rail Trail - Trail Description

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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
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Features

 

  • A short but scenic trail quite close to Brisbane
  • proposal to construct rail trail from Cabloolture to Wamuran.

Description

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 rail is unknown. It was maintained by the Caboolture Shire Council.

Caboolture to Wamuran

The railway line is not used but it is apparently not officially closed either. Closure seems likely and it is proposed to develop a high standard trail along the alignment.

A shared path already runs beside a short section of the trail in Caboolture. We understand some other sections may already be being used as an informal trail. Wamuran to Caboolture is 11km.

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.

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The trail is managed by the Moreton Bay Regional Council

Please report any issues to the council and copy us.

AUGUST 2013

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Contact Us About This Trail

Email or click here: qld@railtrails.org.au.

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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

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