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The Mount Gambier Rail Trail in South Australia is to become an even better cycling and walking corridor for commuting and recreation purposes within this expanding rural city.

The Southern Flinders Ranges Rail Trail in South Australia is to be extended 42km from Melrose to Stone Hut where it will link up with an existing rail trail to Laura.

The 18th annual Somerset Rail Trail Fun Run or Ride will be held on Sunday, 11 July 2021 along the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail – Australia’s longest recreational rail trail.

Early morning light shone through the trees of One Eye Forest, highlighting young cyclists waiting on the O’Keefe Rail Trail. What were these riders about to do? It was an exciting time for Heathcote Primary Schools students as they they prepared to participate in the school’s official Ride2School activity for 2021.

As we wait for the awarding of the contract and design for the construction of the Tweed Valley Rail Trail in NSW, it’s a positive step forward for the town of Murwillumbah to see Murwillumbah Cycles take up residence in the heritage listed Murwillumbah Station.

Currently in the design phase, the Woodend-Macedon-Riddells Creek shared trail is a new trail to be built along the existing rail corridor that will provide a 24km cycling / walking / running trail linking the townships of Woodend, Macedon, New Gisborne and Riddells Creek.

In December 2019 a bushfire spread through the hills and valleys around the Amy Gillett Rail Trail (South Australia) resulting in the loss of life and substantial damage to property and vegetation.

Over the past decade the City of Mount Gambier in South Australia, with assistance from the State Government, has progressively transformed the unused rail corridor through the centre of the city into a 9.4km rail trail and redeveloped the four-hectare railway station site into a parkland area.

In December 2019 a bushfire spread through the hills and valleys around the Amy Gillett Rail Trail resulting in the loss of life and substantial damage to property and vegetation. Twelve months later, regrowth is occurring and the local community is pulling together to return to something near normal. In February, the Adelaide Hills Council held a ‘Festival of the Hills’ event which created an atmosphere of enjoyment, full of music, light, colour and entertainment.

Hi Rail Trails Australia members and supporters

Come to Tumbarumba in April and get excited about Rail Trails in NSW.

• Hear about the success of the Tumbarumba to Rosewood Rail Trail one year on from its opening.
• Listen to representatives from other rail trail committees around NSW share their stories.
• Participate in a round table discussion about the way forward.
• Learn from some experts on the nuts and bolts of Rail Trail development and construction.