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Mansfield Marathon along GVRT draws record crowd
19/05/24

The third annual Mansfield Marathon was an outstanding success with nearly 600 runners and walkers converging on the Mansfield end of the Great Victor...

Boyne Burnett Inland Rail Trail weekend a great success
14/05/24

Between 3-6 May, Bicycle Queensland partnered with the Boyne Burnett Inland Rail Trail Association to deliver the Boyne Burnett Inland Rail Trail Even...

We did it! Preliminary work on New England Rail Trail can now proceed
14/05/24

It was reported that the rescission motion was passed last night (13 May) at the Council’s Extraordinary meeting. This means that Council can n...

Cars and Coffee Barossa
12/05/24

Cars and Coffee Barossa is held in the carpark of Provenance Barossa, from 8am to 10:30am, on the first Sunday of every month. The events attract clas...

Donations and volunteers sought for progressing the Glenreagh to Dorrigo Rail Trail
10/05/24

The newly formed “Tallowwood Mountain Rail Trail” group has been busy in recent months, endeavouring to build a rail trail on a 35 km section of t...

Walk for Autism along GVRT a fundraising success!
10/05/24

Some 132 walkers converged on the Mansfield end of the Great Victorian Rail Trail (GVRT) on Friday, 26 April with participants raising funds for Mansf...

Support the Batlow Rail Trail at Ciderfest
06/05/24

Come along to Ciderfest 2024 in Batlow on 18 May 2024, and register your support for the Batlow – Tumut rail trail group at their stand in Pione...

Barossa Marathon uses section of Barossa Rail Trail
05/05/24

The Château Tanunda Barossa Marathon is to be held on Sunday 26 May 24, starting and finishing in Tanunda. The event attracts runners from right acro...

New England Rail Trail needs your support
02/05/24

We are calling on all rail trail supporters to express their support for the development of a new rail trail in NSW to add to the stunning success sto...

WA Government commits $17.5m to completing the Wadandi Track
02/05/24

Some exciting news from Western Australia! Earlier this week, the WA government committed $17.5 million to completing the Wadandi Track (formerly know...

Enabling Tourism Fund 2024 – CMRT’s successful fundraising campaign
01/05/24

Castlemaine Maryborough Rail Trail Inc (CMRT) recently received very welcome news and financial support to allow them the apply for $400,000 from the ...

E-bike subsidies to cut transport emissions
29/04/24

The e-bike is a great way to get more people and families using the rail trails in Australia! Bicycle Network believes electric bicycles (e-bikes) pro...

Mullumbimby railway station burns down
25/04/24

This week, we received the tragic news that the Mullumbimby railway station on the old Northern Rivers Railway was destroyed by fire. The station was ...

Roll On Bikes on NSW TrainLink
24/04/24

If you would like to be able to wheel your bike onto new NSW country trains to get to rail trails please contact the NSW government; detail in the bot...

Development Plan Completed for Boorowa to Galong Rail Trail
24/04/24

The Feasibility Study for the Boorowa to Galong Rail Trail (BGRT) in south west NSW was completed in November 2022. The Rail Trail Development Plan wa...

Lismore to Bentley Section of the Northern Rivers Rail Trail On Track for Opening in Late 2024
15/04/24

The iconic Northern Rivers Rail Trail keeps rolling on! On the occasion of the opening of the Casino to Bentley stage of the NRRT, Rail Trails Aus...

Carisbrook to Maryborough Walk a Big Success
14/04/24

As part of its ongoing advocacy work and community engagement, the Castlemaine Maryborough Rail Trail Inc. Group recently provided an excellent opport...

Port Dock Railway Line extension is well underway
14/04/24

The Adelaide to Port Dock railway line was constructed in 1856 to service the passenger and freight movement between the Port Dock and Adelaide. With ...

New event on the GVRT targets women walkers
01/04/24

Early bird registrations are open until April 12 for Lake High – ‘Walk for Autism’ on April 26, 2024 for teams of two to ten women to walk 15 or...

Casino to Bentley stage of the Northern Rivers Rail Trail officially opened
25/03/24

The official opening of the Casino to Bentley stage of the Northern Rivers Rail Trail was held at the Old Casino Station precinct on Saturday 23 March...

Storms delay completion of GSRT extension
25/03/24

While most of the work extending the Great Southern Rail Trail from Welshpool to Alberton had been completed by the end of 2023, three major storms, a...

New England News
24/03/24

The long-awaited New England Rail Trail (NERT) stage 1 from Glen Innes to Ben Lomond in northern NSW is now a very big step closer to construction. At...

Amy Gillett Rail Trail extension project to go ahead after funding secured
24/03/24

An extension to the Amy Gillett Rail Trail will go ahead after a funding agreement was reached. Stage Four of the Amy Gillett Rail Trail – to extend...

Junction gets Connecting Trail
22/03/24

Riders and walkers will soon have another escape from the very popular Warburton Rail Trail courtesy of a program to clean up the tight bends of the L...

Rail Trail Ramble in Far North Queensland
12/03/24

On the 24 February the Atherton district and beyond saw members of the running and outdoor fraternity enjoying an informal RAIL TRAIL RAMBLE run. This...

Tour de Trail delivers a ride for fun and fitness
11/03/24

Sunday, March 3 saw over 100 cyclists of various ages and abilities enjoy a bike ride under a clear blue sky and perfect conditions along the Great Vi...

Rushworth Rail Trail now heritage listed
06/03/24

After detailed historical and site investigations, Heritage Victoria have placed the former Rushworth Railway Station on the Victorian Heritage Invent...

Tweed rail trail proves highly successful
06/03/24

It’s only been open for a year, but the Tweed section of the Northern Rivers Rail Trail has exceeded expectations. Drawing crowds of more than 140 t...

Community input invited into the Draft O’Keefe Rail Trail Plan 2024
05/03/24

The City of Greater Bendigo (COGB) Council is now inviting the wider community to provide feedback and further comment on the Draft O’Keefe Rail Tra...

Official opening of Casino to Bentley section of Northern Rivers Rail Trail
04/03/24

As we celebrate the opening 12 months ago of the Tweed section of the Northern Rivers Rail Trail,  Rail Trails Australia is pleased to announce the o...

Goodwood Railway Station cyclist overpass has been scrapped
04/03/24

The proposed bike overpass, which would ensure cyclists and pedestrians could safely travel over the Goodwood railway station and rail infrastructure,...

Change at the top in Tumbarumba
28/02/24

Owen Fitzgerald, who has led the Riverina Highlands Rail Trail (RHRT) group since its inception in 2003, has announced his retirement from the RHRT l...

Yarra Valley Trail Stage 2A – Good news
28/02/24

The Shire of Yarra Ranges announced this week that it had secured promised funding of $4.1M to extend the Yarra Valley Trail (YVT). This government in...

Funding for early works on Mary Valley Rail Trail
23/02/24

As part of the initial $5M for the Borumba Pumped Hydro Project benefits package, Queensland Minister for Energy and Clean Economy Jobs, Mick de Brenn...

Pippita Rail Trail detailed design released
17/02/24

Cumberland Council has released the proposed design for the Pippita Rail Trail, a 2.4 kilometre walking and riding path which will connect Lidcombe st...

Station nameboards return to the Great Victorian Rail Trail
15/02/24

In a collaborative effort between the ‘Friends of the Great Victorian Rail Trail’ volunteer group and Mansfield Shire Council, replica vintage sta...

Lake Hume Cycle Classic – a community event
15/02/24

John O’Brien (Rail Trails Australia Regional Representative for NSW) and his partner Kathy recently participated in the Lake Hume Cycle Classic....

News from the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail
13/02/24

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) Queensland, trail managers for the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail (BVRT), has announced the refurbishment...

Another Reason to Visit Gippsland Trails
29/01/24

Do you have Victoria’s 62 km Gippsland Plains Rail Trail on your bucket list? Or maybe the 13 Km Tarra Trail between Yarram and Port Albert in Gipps...

Walk the line – Maryborough to Carisbrook
27/01/24

Come along and join the members and supporters of the Castlemaine Maryborough Rail Trail Inc (CMRT) for an unique opportunity to walk part of the pote...

New accommodation option planned for Camperdown to Timboon Rail Trail
27/01/24

Exciting news for people wanting to stay a while and take in the views and food along the Camperdown to Timboon Rail Trail. As reported in the Warrnam...

Batlow rail trail gains council support
26/01/24

In an important step forward for the Batlow rail trail, Snowy Valleys Council voted at its December 2023 meeting to support the first proposed section...

Boyne Burnett Inland Rail Trail Weekend
20/01/24

A great weekend is being offered early in May — spend the weekend on the Boyne Burnet Inland Rail Trail in Queensland with organized tours, brea...

Charity bike ride along the Great Victorian Rail Trail
17/01/24

Cycle Dindi returns to the Great Victorian Rail Trail (GVRT) on Saturday, 16 March. This fully supported, family friendly ride has the choice of three...

New bridge for High Country Rail Trail
04/01/24

Exciting news that the design and funding has been approved for a new bridge over the Tallangatta Creek on the High Country Rail Trail in north east V...

Ride the Great Victorian Rail Trail for fun and fitness
03/01/24

Tour de Trail returns in 2024. Cyclists of all ages are invited to ride the Great Victorian Rail Trail (GVRT) for fun and fitness on Sunday, March 3. ...