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Thompson Pfitzner Rail Trail

290 km west of Adelaide

4 km
Open

Outer Harbour Rail Trail

Port Adelaide, 20km north west of Adelaide

23 km
Open

Mundlimup Timber Trail

50km southeast of Perth

6 km
Open

Darch Trail

270 km south of Perth

3 km
Open

Mt Kembla Memorial Pathway

100 km south of Sydney

2 km
Open

Manjimup to Deanmill Heritage Trail

290 km south of Perth

6 km
Open

Manjimup Linear Path

290 km south of Perth

4 km
Open

Eudunda Rail Trail

112km north of Adelaide

1 km
Open

Kapunda Rail Trail

78km north of Adelaide

1 km
Open

Renmark – Paringa Rail Trail

260km north east of Adelaide

4 km
Open

Penfield Rail Trail

Northern suburb of Adelaide

7 km
Possible

Coonawarra Rail Trail

360km south east of Adelaide

 
Open

Copper Coast Rail Trail

150km north of Adelaide

8 km
Possible

Castlemaine to Maryborough Rail Trail

Central Victoria, 124 km from Melbourne

 
Open

Pine Creek Rail Trail

Pine Creek, approximately 225km south of Darwin

1 km
Possible
Possible

Boorowa Galong Rail Trail

330 km southwest of Sydney

 
Possible

Pippita Rail Trail

19 km west of Sydney, near Sydney Olympic Park

 
Open

Ranford Pool Walk Trail

135 km south east of Perth

2 km
Open

Tullis Bridge Walk Trail

135 km south east of Perth

9 km
Partially open

North West Tasmanian Coastal Cycleway

North coast of Tasmania

10 km
Possible
 
Open

Irwin Track Rail Trail

Millaa Millaa, Atherton Tablelands, 1350km from Brisbane

 
Open

The Goods Line

2 km from the Sydney GPO

1 km
Possible

Moree – Inverell Rail Trail

650km NorthWest of Sydney

 
Possible

Cowra to Eugowra Rail Trail

300 km West of Sydney

 
Possible

Casterton to Branxholme Rail Trail

South Western Victoria in the vicinity of Hamilton

 
Open

Copper Rail Trail

100km north of Adelaide

26 km
Open

Eastern Dandenong Ranges Trail

Clematis to Gembrook

15 km
Possible

Batlow – Tumut Rail Trail

400 km southwest of Sydney

 
Open

Meadowlink Rail Trail

20km north of Melbourne

1.3 km
Possible

Glenreagh to Dorrigo Rail Trail

570 km North of Sydney

 
Possible

Lockington to Kotta

198 N Melbourne

 
Open

Girgarre Stanhope Rail Trail

200km north of Melbourne

3 km
Open

Mary Valley Rail Trail

158 km north of Brisbane (via Caboolture), 167 km via Gympie, 53 km west of Noosasa

5 km
Open

Boyne Burnett Inland Rail Trail

Boyne Valley, 480 km north of Brisbane

26 km
Open

Mount Gambier Rail Trail

Follows the old railway line through the middle of Mt Gambier

5.4 km
Open

Castlemaine to Maldon Trail

120km north west of Melbourne

18 km
Possible

Derwent Valley Rail Trail

Derwent Valley, north east of Hobart.

 
Open

Mike Turtur Bikeway

Between Adelaide city and Glenelg

9 km
Possible

Sandy Hollow to Merriwa

100 km north west of Newcastle

 
Partially open

Broken Hill to Silverton

1,150km West of Sydney

10 km
Partially open

Mole Creek

Northern Tasmania

 
Open

Buderim Tramway Heritage Trail

100 km north of Brisbane

2 km
Possible

Richmond Vale Rail Trail

160 km north of Sydney, 12 km northwest of Newcastle

 
Open

Fassifern Rail Trail

Boonah South East of Brisbane

6 km
Possible

New England Rail Trail

480 km North of Sydney

 
Possible

Monaro Rail Trail

300km South West of Sydney, and only 16 km from Canberra

 
Open

Glendale to Wallsend Tramway Track

13 km from Newcastle City

8.5 km
Possible

Northern Rivers Rail Trail

North East NSW, via Lismore and Byron Bay

 
Open

Encounter Bikeway

Between Goolwa and Victor Harbour on the Fleurieu Peninsula 90km south of Adelaide

28 km
Open

Nurragi Conservation Reserve

Milang approx 70km south east of Adelaide

12 km
Open

Torbay to Elleker Rail Trail

15 km west of Albany

8 km
Possible

Dubbo to Molong Rail Trail

400 km North West of Sydney

 
Possible

Murrumbidgee Valley Rail Trail

380 km southwest of Sydney

 
Partially open

Wolgan Valley Rail Trail

Newnes is 190 km West of Sydney

11 km
Open

Wulkuraka – Brassall Rail Trail

41 km west of Brisbane.

3 km
Open

Rokeby to Crossover Rail Trail

North of Warragul, 103km from Melbourne

5 km
Open

Barossa Rail Trail

Barossa Valley, between Gawler and Angaston

42 km
Open

Dubbo Tracker Riley Cyclepath extension

390 km north west of Sydney

13 km
Open

Gippsland Plains Rail Trail

Near Traralgon Gippsland, 190km east of Melbourne

63 km
Open

Walhalla Goldfields Rail Trail

165km East Of Melbourne

7 km
Open

Moe – Yallourn Rail Trail

Latrobe Valley 130km east of Melbourne

8.5 km
Open

Grand Ridge Rail Trail

Strzelecki Ranges, South Gippsland, Victoria, 160km from Melbourne

13 km
Open

Gippsland Lakes Discovery Trail

315 km east of Melbourne

17 km
Open

Noojee Trestle Bridge Rail Trail

100km east of Melbourne

3 km
Open

Bass Coast Rail Trail

130km south-east of Melbourne, near Phillip Island

23 km
Open

Riesling and Rattler Trail

130km north of Adelaide

54 km
Partially open
10 km
Open

Coast to Vines Rail Trail

Southern Adelaide Suburbs

37 km
Partially open

Southern Flinders Rail Trail

Flinders Ranges, 207 km north of Adelaide, SA.

51 km
Open

Tumbarumba to Rosewood (Riverina Highlands) Rail Trail

470 km south of Sydney, 460 km north of Melbourne

21 km
Possible

Culcairn – Corowa Rail Trail

520 km southwest of Sydney

 
Open

Dookie Rail Trail

North East Victoria, 220km from Melbourne

8 km
Possible
Open

Adelaide Hills Amy Gillett Rail Trail

Mount Lofty ranges, 49km from Adelaide

16 km
Possible

Goulburn to Crookwell Rail Trail

195 km southwest of Sydney, in the Southern Tablelands

 
Open

Westside Bike Path

2km West of Adelaide.

9 km
Open

Ten Mile Brook Trail

270km south of Perth

7 km
Open

Sidings Rail Trail

97 km south of Bunbury

26 km
Open

Railway Reserves Heritage Trail

19km East of Perth

59 km
Open

Old Timberline Trail

97km south of Bunbury

20 km
Open

Mundaring Weir Rail Trail

39 km east of Perth

7 km
Open

Kalamunda Railway Heritage Trail

25km south east of Perth

16 km
Open

Jarrahdale Balmoral Rail Trail

50km south east of Perth

11 km
Open

Jarrahdale 1872 Timber Tramway

50km south east of Perth

10 km
Partially open
41 km
Open

Kep Track

39km east of Perth

75 km
Partially open
61 km
Open

Collie – Darkan Rail Trail

219km south of Perth/ 75km from Bunbury

63 km
Open

Box Vale Tramway Trail

110 km south-west of Sydney, in the Southern Highlands

5 km
Open

Parramatta to Liverpool Railside Trail

25 km west of Sydney CBD

17 km
Open

Como Bridge

20 km south of Sydney

2 km
Open

Kaoota Tramway Track

Kaoota, 28 km SW of Hobart.

 
Possible

Fingal Valley Rail Trail

Fingal to St Marys, 167 Km north of Hobart.

 
Open

North East Tasmania Rail Trail

Scottsdale, 62 km north east of Launceston.

26 km
Open

Hamilton to Coleraine Rail Trail

286km west of Melbourne

22 km
Closed

Woodend to Daylesford (incl Domino) Rail Trail

85km north west of Melbourne

5 km
Open

The Bunny Rail Trail

110km west of Melbourne

0.75 km
Open

Grampians Rail Trail

233km north west of Melbourne

11 km
Partially open

Goldfields Track Rail Trail

110km north west of Melbourne, near Daylesford

4.5 km
Open

Camperdown to Timboon

160km south west of Melbourne

40 km
Open

Port Fairy – Warrnambool Rail Trail

260km southwest of Melbourne

38 km
Open

Meadowbank Railway Bridge

15 km west of Sydney

0.5 km
Possible

Awaba – Wangi Wangi Rail Trail

130 km north of Sydney

 
Open
4 km
Partially open
Open

The Pioneer Rail Trail Oberon

180 km west of Sydney

6 km
Partially open

Lapstone Viaduct and Zig-Zag

60 km west of Sydney

1.5 km
Open

Kilkivan – Kingaroy Rail Trail

SE QLD, 225 Km northwest of Brisbane

89 km
Open

Carnarvon Tramway

904km north of Perth

3 km
Open

Tiger Rail Trail

136km south west of Melbourne

6 km
Open

Katherine Rail Trail

Katherine, 320km from Darwin

6 km
Open

Ballarat – Skipton Rail Trail

110km north west of Melbourne

57 km
Open

Great Southern Rail Trail & Tarra Trail

South Gippsland, 130km from Melbourne

74 km
Open

East Gippsland Rail Trail

East Gippsland, 280km from Melbourne

94 km
Open

Powelltown Tramway

East of Melbourne in the Upper Yarra region, 80km from Melbourne

 
Open

Red Hill Rail Trail

Mornington Peninsula, 90km south of Melbourne

7 km
Open

Bellarine Rail Trail

Bellarine Peninsula, 75km southwest of Melbourne

33 km
Open

Hawthorn to Kew Rail Trail

Eastern Melbourne suburbs, 9km from Flinders St Station, Melbourne

1 km
Open

Rosstown Railway Heritage Trail

Southern Melbourne suburbs, 9km from Melbourne

7 km
Open

Outer Circle Rail Trail

Eastern Melbourne suburbs, 6km from Melbourne

17 km
Open

Webb Dock Bridge

Docklands, 1km from Melbourne

0.5 km
Open

Sandridge Railway Trail

Melbourne City to Port Melbourne, 1km from Melbourne

15 km
Open

Inner Circle Rail Trail

Inner suburban Melbourne, 5km from Melbourne

4 km
Open

Ringwood Belgrave Railway Trail

Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, 40km east of Melbourne

12.5 km
Open

Wielangta Tramway Trail

65km North East of Hobart

6.5 km
Open

Duck Hole Lake Trail

102km South of Hobart

1.8 km
Open

Mystery Creek Cave Trail

109km South of Hobart

2 km
Open

Hobart Intercity Cycleway

Hobart area, 1km from Hobart

15 km
Open

North Mount Lyell Rail Trail

South of Queenstown: through Lynchford and over Mt Jukes. , 290km from Hobart

12 km
Open

Lake Margaret Tramway Trail

Near Queenstown, 268km from Hobart

3.5 km
Open

Wee Georgie Wood and the Tullah Tramway Trail

Tullah, 100km from Burnie, 310km from Hobart

1.5 km
Open

Strahan to Regatta Point Rail Trail

Strahan, 300km from Hobart

3 km
Open

Zeehan to Strahan Road

Zeehan to Strahan, 296km from Hobart

 
Open

Spray Tunnel and Comstock Tramways

Zeehan Area, 296km from Hobart

6 km
Open

Melba Flats to Zeehan Rail Trail

Zeehan Area, 296km from Hobart

9 km
Open

Montezuma Falls Rail Trail

Zeehan Area, 296km from Hobart

19 km
Open

Liffey Falls Rail Trail

Western Tiers, 25km south of Deloraine, 212km from Hobart

5 km
Open

Railton to Sheffield Rail Trail

Northern Tasmania near the Great Western Tiers and Mount Roland, 259km from Hobart

12 km
Open

Rocherlea Rail Trail

Launceston, 198km from Hobart

4 km
Open

Don to Devonport Cycleway

Devonport area. 100 m west of Launceston.

11 km
Open

O’Keefe Rail Trail

East of Bendigo, 150km from Melbourne

50 km
Partially open
Open

Irvinebank to Boonmoo Rail Trail

Approx.140 km south west of Cairns and 1,370km from Brisbane

43 km
Open

Atherton Tablelands Rail Trail

Atherton, 88km south west of Cairns, 1730km from Brisbane

20 km
Open

Mt Garnet to Lappa Junction

Start point is at Mount Garnet, approximately 190 km south west of Cairns

55 km
Partially open

Canungra Tramway Tunnel

Canungra, south of Brisbane, 80km from Brisbane

1 km
Open

Muntapa Tunnel

15km south of Cooyar, north of Toowoomba, 210km from Brisbane

0.6 km
Open

Great Victorian Rail Trail

90 km north of Melbourne

134 km
Partially open

Wadandi Track

220 km south of Perth

54 km
Open

High Country Rail Trail

North east Victoria, 300km from Melbourne

80 km
Partially open

Old Beechy Rail Trail

Otway Ranges, 152km south west of Melbourne

32 km
Open

Fernleigh Track

135 km north of Sydney, 5km from Newcastle city centre

16 km
Possible

Bethania to Beaudesert Rail Trail

South of Brisbane, 40km from Brisbane

 
Partially open

Capricorn Coast Pineapple Rail Trail

Capricorn Coast, 633km north of Brisbane

4.5 km
Open

Boolboonda Tunnel Heritage Trail

Approximately 90km west of Bundaberg, 400km from Brisbane

3 km
Partially open

Bundaberg to Gin Gin (Watawa) Rail Trail

Gin Gin Township - approximately 50 km west of Bundaberg, 365km from Brisbane

3.4 km
Open

Mary to Bay (Fraser Coast) Rail Trail

288km north of Brisbane

18 km
Open

Caboolture – Wamuran & Loop Rail Trail

Caboolture, 47km north of Brisbane

10.5 km
Open

Dularcha National Park Rail Trail

North of Brisbane, 77km from Brisbane

3.2 km
Partially open

Ferny Grove Rail Trail

Samford Valley, north west of Brisbane, 16km from Brisbane

5 km
Open

Lilydale to Warburton (Yarra Valley) Rail Trail

Yarra Valley, east of Melbourne

48 km
Open

Murray to Mountains Rail Trail

250km north of Melbourne

116 km
Open

Tyers Junction Rail Trail

Gippsland, 30km north of Moe, 160km from Melbourne

11 km
Open

Brisbane Valley Rail Trail

Wulkuraka is 46 km South West of Brisbane City

161 km

PRODUCTS

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21/11/21

The Rosewater Rail Loop in Adelaide was constructed in 1915 to alleviate congestion in the Port Dock rail yards and is n...

15/11/21

Byron Council have recently competed the 1.2 million dollar upgrade for the railway station area, creating a beautiful h...

13/11/21

The road crossing upgrades on several north east Victorian rail trails outlined in our May News item have been completed...

27/10/21

The Tumbarumba and Rosewood areas are seeing significant new businesses opening and many existing businesses thriving, h...

27/10/21

The Goulburn – Crookwell Rail Trail planning stages are now complete, and the trail is supported by both local cou...

24/10/21

A perennial problem for advocates of new rail trail developments and management committees looking for data to use in pr...

16/10/21

Gympie Regional Council has advised that the low level bridge over a perennial water crossing on the Kilkivan to Kingaro...

08/10/21

The Northern Rivers Rail Trail is growing bigger with the announcement today from the Federal MP Kevin Hogan of the allo...

06/10/21

In 2014 the Colac Otway Shire completed investigations into the feasibility and construction of the ‘Tiger Rail Trail ...

03/10/21

The opening of the Dawes Range section of the Boyne Burnett Inland Rail Trail in Central Queensland on 11 September 2021...

22/09/21

The Hon David Spiers MP and the Hon Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP, with assistance from the Mayor Philip Heaslip of Mount R...

13/09/21

Walkers and cyclists heading out on Victoria’s popular Warburton Rail Trail will have a safer route from Lilydale Rail...

12/09/21

Moyne Shire has released a draft bicycle strategy for Port Fairy in Victoria’s western district.  The strategy pr...

04/09/21

Rail Trails Australia is proud to announce the launch of our new dynamic website. We have been diligently working on thi...

16/08/21

Rail Trails Australia is very pleased to announce that after 14 years the spiral bound, hardcopy “Rail Trails of V...

14/08/21

The Boyne Burnett Inland Rail Trail Inc Group are excited to invite you to the Official Opening of the Kalpowar to Buily...

31/07/21

Wagga Wagga City Council voted unanimously on 26 July to give in-principle support for the development of rail trails in...

21/07/21

Sometimes it requires innovative ideas to achieve your objective – and this is certainly true of the currrent exte...

19/07/21

Recently the Friends of the Bendigo Kilmore Rail Trail installed 'whistle post' style sign posts at road crossings along...

19/07/21

On Monday 26 July, Wagga Wagga City Council (in NSW) will vote on a motion to give in-principle support for the developm...

14/07/21

Following a $6m grant from the Victorian Government to the Wellington and South Gippsland Shire Councils, the Great Sout...

06/07/21

The State Government has announced that a bridge for cyclists and pedestrians will be constructed over the Goodwood Rail...

02/07/21

A Castlemaine-Maryborough rail trail has taken one small step closer to its planning stage with a decision by the M...

02/07/21

More good news from NSW with funding for construction of NSW's third major rail trail. Federal MP Hon. David Littleproud...

26/06/21

We thank all our members and other followers for being such passionate supporters of our Rail Trails Australia community...

25/06/21

The Richmond Valley Council received notice from the NSW state government to move the to Phase 2 (detailed design and co...

19/06/21

Wonderful news with the Tweed Shire Council approving construction on the first section of the Northern Rivers Rail Trai...

17/06/21

Following the successful rail trails forum in Tumbarumba in April 2021, another potential rail trail has just been added...

15/06/21

With accommodation at a premium along the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail, approval for a new housing development in Linville...

09/06/21

Rail Trails Australia is excited to share an update of the progress of the Great Southern Rail Trail Extension from Nyor...

08/06/21

Construction of theTweed Valley section of the Northern Rivers Rail Trail in NSW is near, and it must be "on formation" ...

03/06/21

The Mornington Community Safelink is a proposed Trail that will run alongside the Heritage Railway Line, from the end of...

31/05/21

The existing 22km Southern Flinders Rail Trail rail trail from Wilmington to Melrose is being extended by 17km from Melr...

31/05/21

After a $150,000 feasibility study last year, the Victoria's Baw Baw Shire has allocated $2.2 million to its 2021/22 dra...

26/05/21

The City of Onkaparinga is reconstructing the shared use bridge section of the Coast to Vines Rail Trail (South Australi...

18/05/21

The Batlow to Tumut Rail Trail Association in NSW has launched a gofundme campaign to raise funds to conduct a full feas...

16/05/21

The 134 km Great Victorian Rail Trail in northeast Victoria is to get some major artworks – and planning for a connect...

15/05/21

Road crossings on several north east Victorian rail trails are to be upgraded as part of the Road Safety Program Rail Tr...

14/05/21

An urgent call for rail trail supporters to encourage the Snowy Monaro Regional Council (SMRC) to fund the Monaro Rail T...

12/05/21

Please complete a survey on your experience on the Tumbarumba to Rosewood Rail Trail to help get other rail trails in NS...

05/05/21

A small group of residents in the Greenethorpe district are calling on surrounding communities to show their support for...

02/05/21

Over 140 cyclists of various ages recently enjoyed an organised family friendly ride along sections of the Great Victori...

27/04/21

Gladstone Regional Council has published a survey to assist in the Concept Design of the proposed Boyne Burnett Inland R...

27/04/21

The Batlow-Tumut Rail Trail (BTRT) Association is fundraising for a detailed Development Plan for the Batlow-Tumut Rail ...

22/04/21

On 22 April 2021 the South Gippsland Highway project team issued the following advice regarding the upgrade of the South...

18/04/21

Local business owners and the President of the Tumbarumba Chamber of Commerce are amongst the community members featured...

17/04/21

"Cycling Without Age" Canberra visited the Tumbarumba to Rosewood Rail Trail for their celebrations on 10 April. Pilots ...

17/04/21

Due to delays caused by Covid, the official opening of the history-making Tumbarumba to Rosewood Rail Trail finally took...

17/04/21

Rail Trails supporters and representatives met in Tumbarumba in April to discuss how to make faster progress on rail tra...

16/04/21

The Mount Gambier Rail Trail in South Australia is to become an even better cycling and walking corridor for commut...

16/04/21

The Southern Flinders Ranges Rail Trail in South Australia is to be extended 42km from Melrose to Stone Hut where i...

25/03/21

The 18th annual Somerset Rail Trail Fun Run or Ride will be held on Sunday, 11 July 2021 along the Brisbane Valley Rail ...

23/03/21

Early morning light shone through the trees of One Eye Forest, highlighting young cyclists waiting on the O’Keefe Rail...

23/03/21

As we wait for the awarding of the contract and design for the construction of the Tweed Valley Rail Trail in NSW, it’...

23/03/21

Currently in the design phase, the Woodend-Macedon-Riddells Creek shared trail is a new trail to be built along the exis...

15/03/21

In December 2019 a bushfire spread through the hills and valleys around the Amy Gillett Rail Trail (South Australia...

15/03/21

Over the past decade the City of Mount Gambier in South Australia, with assistance from the State Government, has progre...

15/03/21

In December 2019 a bushfire spread through the hills and valleys around the Amy Gillett Rail Trail resulting in the loss...

12/03/21

Hi Rail Trails Australia members and supporters Come to Tumbarumba in April and get excited about Rail Trails in NSW. ...

18/02/21

Rail Trails Australia participated in a cycle tourism presentation hosted by federal Parliamentary Friends of Cycling To...

16/02/21

The Rokeby Crossover Friends Group is holding the 2021 Twilight Fun Run featuring the Rokeby to Crossover Rail Trail and...

12/02/21

Cycle Dindi is returning to the scenic Great Victorian Rail Trail (GVRT) on Saturday, 17 April. ...

12/02/21

Tour de Trail is a family friendly, supported bike ride along the Great Victorian Rail Trail (GVRT) starting and finishi...

12/02/21

The beginning of works to extend Victoria’s Great Southern Rail Trail (GSRT) was marked by an official sod turning cer...

07/02/21

As part of the ‘Festival of the Hills’, the Adelaide Hills Council is pleased to announce ‘DISCOVER, PLAY, BIKEWAY...

02/02/21

Here is a summary of the progress from closure of rail services to the beginning of construction of the first stage of t...

01/02/21

Queensland’s 161 km Brisbane Valley Rail Trail is one of Australia’s busiest and most popular rail trails. ...

01/02/21

The Peel Alliance (comprising Mandurah, Murray, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Waroona and Boddington Councils) has recently rel...

01/02/21

The Tumbarumba to Rosewood Rail Trail Committee, led by Owen and Cathy Fitzgerald and Debbie and Grant Harris, has been ...

30/01/21

The Barossa Cycle Hub in Tanunda (South Australia) re-opened this week after an extended closure during 2020 due to Covi...

27/01/21

Friends groups inspire their community to get behind the planning, development and construction of Rail Trails. Here is ...

27/01/21

In 2014 the quartet of timber bridges over the Latrobe Floodplain just north of Traralgon were revamped for use thanks t...

26/01/21

One of Rail Trails Australia's Queensland representatives met with the prime minister during his recent tour of central ...

19/01/21

A new 200 metre section of the Outer Circle Rail Trail – also known as the ‘Anniversary Trail’ – in Me...

12/01/21

The beginning of a brand new year, and the beginning of a brand new rail trail. ...

30/12/20

Watching the smoke and steam from the first trains to puff across the newly opened Snowy River Trestle Bridge in 1916, r...

28/12/20

More than 50 years after the last train to Kilcoy set out from Caboolture, the rail corridor came to life again just in ...

11/12/20

A new amenities block on the Fernleigh Track rail trail in NSW will include an accessible toilet, two unisex toilets and...

07/12/20

What did you do on Friday 13th? Perhaps nothing if you are superstitious! Yet six members of the Friends of the Bendigo-...

06/12/20

The Daylesford Macedon Rail Trail (DMRT) Feasibility Study will be expanded to include the Daylesford Spa Country Rail "...

04/12/20

The Riesling Trail Management Committee, with assistance from the Federal Government, SA Government Office for Recreatio...

04/12/20

A group of residents in the Greenethorpe district are calling on surrounding communities to show support for a proposed ...

02/12/20

Gippsland’s local Federal Member of Parliament “Darren Chester”, the Minister of Veteran Affairs, recently secured...

28/11/20

A dedicated group has set its goal to establish a multi-purpose recreational trail between Castlemaine and Maryborough. ...

24/11/20

Rail Trails Australia continues to push for faster progress on building rail trails in NSW, and has just launched a new ...

19/11/20

The community organisation New England Rail Trail Inc. (NERTinc), established to develop the New England Rail Trail, has...

17/11/20

The romantic notion of railways, transporting goods and people, for business or leisure, all over the land, linked by a ...

09/11/20

The City of Greater Bendigo,  in partnership with communityvibe, is currently preparing a plan to guide the develop...

28/10/20

A new paper on Active Transport for SE Queensland includes support for a Boonah - Ipswich trail to make Ipswich a major ...

27/10/20

The City of Kalamunda in Western Australia has recently completed upgrades to the southern part of the Kalamunda Railway...

22/10/20

The Committee and members of the Boyne Burnett Inland Rail Trail Inc. (in Queensland) travelled south to visit the Brisb...

16/10/20

Momentus news was received this week --- the second rail trail on a former government rail line in NSW willl become a re...

16/10/20

South Australia's Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure in partnership with the City of Unley has develop...

12/10/20

Adelaide Hills Council has received $2.6 million of Federal funding to complete stage 4 of the popular Amy Gillett Bikew...

11/10/20

Construction of the Howard Springs to Coolalinga Shared Cycle Path in the Northern Territory was completed in December 2...

07/10/20

At a meeting in late September 2020, Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council (CGRC) endorsed a budget allocation for landh...

07/10/20

In collaboration with the Shires of Beverley, Chittering, Dandaragan, Gingin, Northam, Toodyay and York, the WA Departme...

25/09/20

The potential of the Pippita Trail has been identified and rapid initial progress has been made by a group of local cycl...

25/09/20

Victoria's Central Goldfields Shire Council's new Integrated Transport Strategy importantly includes more tradition...

25/09/20

Details have been published on the completion of the remaining section of the Bright-Harrietville trail, including maps ...

24/09/20

A dangerous intersection at Kroemer's Crossing, at the Tanunda end of the Barossa Rail Trail in South Australia,&nb...

22/09/20

A restored former Victorian Railway’s wagon can now be admired on the O'Keefe Rail Trail due to the efforts of a ...

09/09/20

The extension to the North East Rail Trail is set to go ahead after a key funding component – $1.47 million in feder...

07/09/20

The Camperdown to Timboon Rail Trail Management Committee last month finalised the management plan for the Camperdown t...

21/08/20

The Queensland State Government and Bundaberg Council have announced a project that will deliver a rail trail corridor c...

20/08/20

Winding along Marino’s magnificent coastal cliffs and through to the foothills of the renowned Southern Vales wine...

17/08/20

The Mornington Peninsula Shire in Victoria is reviewing its bike strategy. Rail Trails Australia was somewhat involved i...

17/08/20

The proposed Richmond Vale Rail Trail (RVRT) near Newcastle NSW would be a wonderful rail trail. The Trail is a long d...

15/08/20

The 3.5km trail will be built on a disused rail spur line, which was transferred to Council as road reserve. It is flank...

10/08/20

Rail Trails Australia has now introduced a new solution for lovers of rail trails with some time on their hands — ...

10/08/20

After lots of work over a few years the extension of the Great Southern Rail Trail has been approved and funded by a c...

09/08/20

The Great Victorian Rail Trail (GVRT) has recently benefited from the efforts of two Landcare Groups who have undertake...

03/08/20

Winding along Marino’s magnificent coastal cliffs and through to the foothills of the renowned Southern Vales wine...

31/07/20

As we wait for the legislation to go through NSW parliament for Tweed Valley Rail Trail corridor to be transfered to cro...

30/07/20

Over an extended period, Tallangatta and Bonegilla High Country Rail Trail volunteers and staff from Parklands Albury W...

20/07/20

Users of the Bellarine Rail Trail in Victoria are relieved to see the completion of the new Drysdale Bypass road proje...

18/07/20

The Wakefield Regional Council, located in the mid north of South Australia, has constructed a 26km rail trail from Port...

14/07/20

The three councils responsible for the Great Victorian Rail Trail (GVRT) have engaged with Tourism North East to deliver...

11/07/20

With the success of the nearby Tumbarumba to Rosewood rail trail in attracting tourists now clear, business owners and...

03/07/20

The $2.5m Barossa Adventure Station was officially opened on 4 July 2020. The Barossa Council and the community are to b...

03/07/20

A new extension to the Capricorn Coast Pineapple Rail Trail will provide safe and convenient access for pedestrians an...

23/06/20

Cessnock City Council (CCC) recently released their Trails Strategy. The Strategy was developed by CCC and by Tredwell M...

19/06/20

Lake Macquarie and Newcastle City Councils are showing what can be done when it comes to building great facilities, incl...

16/06/20

The Camperdown to Timboon Rail Trail Management Committee have drafted a management plan for the Camperdown to Timboon R...

16/06/20

We are always on the look out for interesting information relating to our country’s rail history.  Here is some i...

02/06/20

Cyclists, walkers and riders who visit the Camperdown to Timboon Rail Trail in future will be able to enjoy a new twen...

01/06/20

As we moved towards the end of Autumn, there have been some absolutely perfect days for getting out on the rail trails &...

31/05/20

The Tweed Valley Rail Trail section of the Northern Rivers Rail Trail in NSW had a funding boost from $6.5M to $7.8M w...

26/05/20

A key section of the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail, the Brassall Bikeway, has reopened. Many improvements have been includ...

17/05/20

Golden Plains Shire Council has secured a $500,000 grant from the Victorian Government’s Regional Infrastructure Fund ...

17/05/20

The District Council of Mount Remarkable will match the South Australian Governments Opens Space and Places for People G...

04/05/20

The NSW Government Department of Planning, Industry and Environment has announced a $75,000 funding boost towards the Ri...

02/05/20

COVID-19 has changed our lives. Social distancing and semi-lockdowns have become the norm but there are other social cha...

29/04/20

The Adelaide Hills Council has identified an extension of the Adelaide Hills Amy Gillett Rail Trail as a Priority Proje...

23/04/20

The City of Kalamunda has announced they will be closing the Kalamunda Zig Zag scenic drive to vehicles from 30 May 2020...

03/04/20

After nearly two decades of hard work by the Riverina Highlands Rail Trails Inc team and the Tumbarumba to Rosewood Rail...

26/03/20

Woori Community House (WCH) and community members have been working together to design and install a collection of photo...

18/03/20

Rail Trails Australia (RTA) is very pleased to advise that the Rail Trails of Victoria Guide has been updated to cover n...

17/03/20

The 18th annual Somerset Rail Trail Fun Run or Ride will be held on Sunday, 12 July along the Brisbane Valley Rail Trai...

15/03/20

Building a rail trail in North East Tasmania has moved an important step forward with the State Government handing over ...

13/03/20

Four yet-to-be-developed rail trails in regional NSW have recently renewed their efforts to progress financing, planning...

07/03/20

A former Victorian Railway’s wagon can now be admired on the O’Keefe Rail Trail well into the future, due to the...

04/03/20

This has been cancelled. Possibly rescheduled for weekend 25-27 September. Be part of history at the opening of NSW̵...

03/03/20

The Committee has finalised the Rail Trails Australia Strategy 2020-2022 with four goals – 1. More and higher qual...

29/02/20

The drizzle on Saturday 15th February was not at all summer-like and, while welcome by many, was not ideal for a rail tr...

26/02/20

This has been cancelled The inaugural Kotta to Lockington Rail Trail Fun Run will take place on Saturday 28 March 2020. ...

22/02/20

Pedestrians and cyclists in Yeppoon are set to benefit from a $455,000 extension to the Capricorn Coast Pineapple Rail T...

19/02/20

The very popular Fernleigh Track – Adamstown to Belmont Rail Trail is set to be extended following receipt of NSW St...

06/02/20

The Tumbarumba to Rosewood Rail Trail is still on track to be completed in time for the official opening on Friday 3 Apr...

04/02/20

It may be a little difficult carrying an #EmptyEsky on your bike, but you can still make a #RoadTripforGood using a rail...

03/02/20

‘Cycle Dindi’ returns for fifth year Cycle Dindi 20 is a family friendly bike ride along the Great Victorian Rail Tr...

03/02/20

Last month about 50 volunteers assisted in planting, watering and mulching approximately 350 rainforest trees, giving a ...

27/01/20

On Friday 13 December 2019 DELWP (Victorian Government’s Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning) hel...

24/01/20

Access to the Great Victorian Rail Trail (GVRT) has just become easier with the installation of Tourist Attraction signs...

18/01/20

The Mary Valley Rail Trail Easter Fun Run is happening on 11 April 2020. The Imbil Easter Carnival 2020 Fun Run is a f...

18/01/20

Come along to the first South Burnett Rail Trail Users Association (SBRTUA) AGM on the 10 February 2020 from 6:30pm. Thi...

27/12/19

Gympie Regional Council has been formally recognised for its contribution to outdoor spaces with the Mary Valley Rail T...

26/12/19

Just in time for the Christmas and New Year break, the Yarra Valley Trail in Victoria from Lilydale to Yering (stage 1A...

16/12/19

The Queensland Government and Ipswich City Council have jointly invested in the construction of the Brassall Bikeway St...

06/12/19

Legislation to consider the official managers of the hotly debated North-East rail corridor in Tasmania has just passed ...

28/11/19

The draft Feasibility Study for the proposed 214km Monaro Rail Trail in the south-west NSW has been complete and is on...

14/11/19

The Brisbane Valley Rail Trail (BVRT) has been named Public Works Project of the Year at the Institute of Public Works ...

13/11/19

An official Media Release from Mitchell Shire Council notes there is $50K included for a feasibility study towards li...

07/11/19

An opening ceremony will be held on Tuesday 19 November 2019 to mark the completion of the Riesling Trail extension to...

30/10/19

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

30/10/19

Victoria’s High Country has experienced a 40 per cent rise in cyclists touring the region in just 12 months, cementing...

28/10/19

At last week’s Council meeting, Councillors heard a six-week trial of free bicycle hire had been run from mid-May to t...

20/10/19

Rail Trails Australia is pleased to have Anthea Packer from the High Country Rail Trail in north east Victoria speaking...

19/10/19

Over 100 riders celebrated the completion of the Dry Forest Creek Bridge and its official opening by participating in th...

18/10/19

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

15/10/19

Gympie Council are going to spend $230K to fix the rough surface of their section of the Kilkivan to Kingaroy rail trai...

30/09/19

Our Great Victorian Rail Trail (GVRT) has been listed by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonproft organisation based in W...

28/09/19

Following on from the success of the Murgon to Kingaroy Rail Trail, South Burnett Regional Council is now looking into a...

24/09/19

You are invited to the official opening of the Dry Forest Creek bridge at Tallangatta in Victoria, on Sunday 13th Octob...

19/08/19

Somerset Regional Council is conducting a survey into the future of the section Ipswich to Fernvale section of the Brisb...

15/08/19

The LINK CYCLE PATH connects the South Burnett/Killkivan to Kingaroy Rail Trail to the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail.  ...

10/08/19

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

10/08/19

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

08/08/19

The New England Rail Trail Committee is ramping up it’s efforts to get a rail trail established, but needs some f...

28/07/19

The Friends of the Bendigo-Kilmore Rail Trail (FBKRT) group have informed us of new signs along O’Keefe Rail Trail...

22/07/19

The Yarra Valley Trail project in Victoria is rolling ahead! According to the Yarra Ranges Council, works are continuing...

20/07/19

The much-anticipated Mary Valley Rail Trail opens Sunday 28 July 2019 with a fun-filled community open day. Come along a...

17/07/19

The Murgon Rail Trail Festival is on again in 2019 bigger and better than  than last year. Come and enjoy the South Bur...

15/07/19

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

10/07/19

The Indigo Shire Council reported in their “Indigo Weekly Update” (28 June 2019) that the Beechworth to Yack...

30/06/19

Wagga Wagga City Council has presented to the community, final route plans for the shared cycle path to Forest Hill, to ...

30/06/19

The 17th annual Somerset Rail Trail Fun Run or Ride will be held on Sunday 14 July on the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail, Au...

28/06/19

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

25/06/19

Rail Trails Australia is run by passionate volunteers who use their skills to make rail trails more accessible and avail...

11/06/19

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

27/05/19

Construction activities have commenced for the Mary Valley Rail Trail from Imbil to Brooloo near Gympie in Queensland. T...

23/05/19

The Boyne Burnett Inland Rail Trail would provide a link between Taragoola, near Gladstone, south through to Gayndah in ...

19/05/19

The first stage of the 10.5km Caboolture to Wamuran Rail Trail, north of Brisbane has been opened. Click Here for more d...

12/05/19

The Dorset Council and North East Recreation Trails Inc secured $1.5m federal government funding several years ago to ex...

25/04/19

After more than 15 years of effort from rail trail supporters, construction has finally started on the first rail trail ...

08/04/19

After more than a decade of working with Yarra Ranges Council and other supporters, RTA is very pleased to announce that...

08/04/19

The Friends of the Bendigo Kilmore Rail Trail, with funding provided by Strathfieldsaye and Districts Community Enterpri...

08/04/19

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

23/03/19

People who would like to cycle the South Burnett Rail Trail but don’t own a bicycle will soon be able to hire one from...

18/03/19

Tablelands Outdoor Recreation Association Inc. are pleased to advise that the official opening of the shared trail betwe...

11/03/19

Just in case any rail trail proponents in Queensland weren’t aware, the Queensland Government is investing up to $...

30/01/19

Livingstone Shire Council based in Yeppoon, central Queensland, is seeking feedback for Stages 2,3 and 4 of the Capricor...

29/01/19

Come along and chat about what we, as an association can do to “value add” to our wonderful South Burnett Rail Trail...

29/01/19

Fraser Coast Regional Council are holding two Community Consulation Drop In Sessions about the planned extention of the ...

03/12/18

The Bicycle Network 2018 Great Victorian Bike Ride finished yesterday (Sunday 2nd December) in Benalla after starting 9 ...

06/11/18

Bicycle Network reports that the Hepburn and Daylesford Shire Councils are again pushing for completion of this 44km rai...

06/11/18

RTA was delighted with the many applications for the Community Grants – demonstrating the enthusiasm of local comm...

28/10/18

Rail Trails Australia is pleased to have Helen Dominish from the Uncool Cycling Club speaking at our Annual General Meet...

17/09/18

Come and enjoy the MURGON RAIL TRAIL FESTIVAL & MARATHON Events include, RAIL TRAIL FUN RUN FEVER Guaranteed a bounc...

28/08/18

It’s taken 11 years to complete the project all the way from Wulkuraka in Ipswich to Yarraman, but finally the job is ...

04/07/18

The 16th annual Somerset Rail Trail Fun Run will be held on Sunday, 8 July 2018. This annual event, an initiative of Som...

04/07/18

Gympie Regional Council is currently in the preliminary stages of planning the Mary Valley Rail Trail. The trail will ac...

18/06/18

The Wondai Country Festival will commence at 7am on 23 June with the Wondai Country Market in Coronation Park. There wil...

27/05/18

Rail Trails Australia (RTA) is a predominantly volunteer, not-for-profit, organisation which works for the development a...

28/02/18

Come and enjoy the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail during Clean Up Australia Day 4th March 2018 Join Friends of BVRT & Bu...

13/12/17

We’re delighted to announce the arrival of our new Rail Trails apparel collection. Developed by the Rail Trails Au...

29/10/17

Rail Trails Australia is pleased to have Tim Coen from Rail Trails for NSW speaking at our Annual General Meeting on Fri...

23/09/17

Big celebrations are being held along the entire 44km of the South Burnett Rail Trail. Kingaroy from 6am The celebration...

04/08/17

SOMERSET will soon be home to Australia’s longest rail trail with the Federal Government today confirming Somerset Reg...

25/06/17

After almost 15 years of hard work, the unique situation in NSW where rail trails are not allowed to be constructed on t...

25/06/17

The Northern Rivers Rail Trail committee want to raise $75,000 for the design costs of a community trail between Casino ...

25/06/17

In May the Victorian state government has announced that the popular Murray to Mountains Rail Trail in north east Victor...

22/05/17

The 3.2Km extention of the Rail Trail from Urraween Road to Chapel Road has now opened. The Queensland Government provid...

22/05/17

All aboard for a fun day of activities to celebrate the offical of a friendly tourist attaction in the North Burnett Reg...

25/04/17

The South Burnett Regional Council has resumed work on stage one of the Kingaroy to Kilkivian Rail Trail.Stage one, from...

01/04/17

Wulkuraka to Toogoolawah and Moore to Yarraman section of the BVRT has re opened after last weeks weather events Notific...

21/03/17

Come and enjoy ” The R&R Rail Trail Experience” which is provied by Gonya Adventures and the Brisbane Va...

11/02/17

The Mitchell Shire, City of Greater Bendigo, and State Government have funded a feasibility study that is currently bein...

17/01/17

SEQ Water has completed the repairs to the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail after the 2011 floods. A big thanks to all the Bri...

15/01/17

Stage one of the Ferny Grove to Samford Rail Trail upgrade is now complete. (more…) “Stage one of the Ferny...

24/11/16

Come and celebrate the$3 million renewal of Currumbin’s 113-year-old ex-railway bridge.this Sunday, Novemeber 27 2016 ...

24/11/16

The Queensland Government has opened the section from Brassal to Wanora in November 2016, making the total length of the...

06/11/16

Rail Trails Australia members and supporters are welcome to attend the Annual General Meeting of Rail Trails Australia. ...

05/11/16

Celebrate the re-launch of the Great Southern Rail Trail, cycle, walk or horse ride from Leongatha to Port Welshpool, or...

12/10/16

Come and join us for a celebration of cycling! and enjoy riding the Rail Trail during the 2016 Bike Fest Saturday 21 ...

24/09/16

Another 9 Km of the rail trail has been sealed, before rain once again has stopped progress to this project. Aroung 20% ...

23/09/16

Legislation to enable further development of rail trails in Tasmania has passed the lower house but is facing opposition...

12/09/16

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED Come and Support the the Gayndah Heritage Railway and Rail Trail fundraising event this Sa...

06/09/16

Saturday Sept 10th Come and enjoy a guided ride from Esk to Toogoolawah (and return) on Saturday Sept 10 2016 to visit t...

06/09/16

The next stage of the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail opened on August 20 2016 in Ipswich This section of the BVRT now starts...

28/08/16

The 10th annual Tall Trestle Treadle will be held in the mountains of NE Victoria on Sunday 16th October. This is an org...

17/08/16

Join Ipswich City Council on Saturday August 20th for the Official opening of stage 4 of the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail ...

25/07/16

There is a small detour and closure along the Old Beechy Rail Trail between the 42km & 43km markers effective from T...

28/06/16

The Livingstone Regional Council has completed the repairs to the Capricorn Coast Pineapple Rail Trail in Yeppoon (centr...

25/06/16

Come and enjoy a family fun run along the Brisbane valley Rail Trail Sunday 10 July Run or walk the 8 km from Fernavle t...

10/06/16

The Fraser Coast Regional Council has completed an extension of this well used rail trail that brings it much closer to ...

10/06/16

Contruction on the Link from the Brassall Rail Trail to the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail (BVRT) is progressing well. Stage...

29/05/16

Following a very positive Feasibility Study (Summary here) into the proposed Yarra Valley Trail, the Shire of Yarra Rang...

28/05/16

The Mount Alexander Shire has announced that a tender for the construction of the 18km Castlemaine to Maldon Rail Side T...

08/05/16

The Pineapple Rail Trail ( Yeppoon) will be partially closed  for repairs. The Livenstone Regional Council are currentl...

30/04/16

Contruction on the Link from the Brassall Rail Trail to the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail (BVRT) is progressing well. Stage...

23/04/16

The hard working volunteers from the Friends of the Bendigo-Kilmore Rail Trail report on their latest achivement. The Fr...

15/04/16

Bicycle Queensland, supported by Somerset Regional Council and the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail Users Association are hold...

15/04/16

The R&R Rail Trail Duathlon & Fun Run Come and enjoy the  Annnual The R&R Rail Trail Duathlon & Fun Ru...

23/03/16

The much-vaunted $14 million Richmond Vale Rail Trail is a step closer to reality, with Newcastle City Council agreeing ...

13/03/16

The Wallan to Heathcote Rail Trail feasibility study formally began on 22 February 2016, with the selected principle con...

12/03/16

(This survey has closed) Tasmania has a very limited number of high standard rail trails.  The proposed Derwent Valley ...

06/03/16

There is another option for your Victorian Labour Day or Easter holiday planning! A big crowd was on hand on Friday to b...

28/02/16

We all know that our beautiful Rail Trail needs to go a bit further than 4klms to be an exciting adventure for us all an...

26/02/16

Victorian Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford has announced funding of $205,000 to support projects to enhan...

23/02/16

Rail Trails for NSW hosted the official launch of the proposed Tumut to Batlow on Sat 20th February 2016. RTforNSW Chair...

11/02/16

Update from V/Line (VIC) about the ongoing issues with coaches replacing some rail services. The upshot is: these servic...

06/02/16

Construction has commenced on the rail trail with eight  rail bridges to be re-installed  for Rail Trail users. These ...

30/01/16

A little bit late in notice but SBS ran a BBC series on walking rail trails in Britain over the summer holidays. The sho...

13/01/16

The Honourable Jackie Trad MP, Deputy Premier has advised that funding has been granted for the Toogoolawah to Moore Sec...

13/01/16

A local committee has been working on the proposed Richmond Vale Rail Trail (RVRT) between Hexham and Kurri Kurri in NSW...

10/01/16

The High Country Rail Trail in north east Victoria got an early Christmas present towards the end of last year.  The Ci...

10/01/16

At the end of November 2015 the Scottsdale to Tonganah section of the North East Tasmania Rail Trail was officially open...

09/01/16

Following the unofficial opening of the 21km section of the O’Keefe Rail Trail from Axedale to Heathcote in August...

22/12/15

Rail Trails Australia is a volunteer not-for-profit member-based organisation and we are again seeking the views of our ...

23/11/15

There are several fallen Trees along the Blakbutt to Benarkin Section of the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail. Please use care...

23/11/15

Don’t own a horse, Dont ridea bike, Well here is your chance to walk a section of the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail J...

21/11/15

One of the most obvious “gaps” in the Victorian rail trail network to be filled is the 12km extension to Yar...

04/11/15

The Shire of Augusta Margaret River will be officially opening the recently completed 4.5km extension of the Wadandi Tra...

31/10/15

The Shire of Augusta Margaret River will be officially opening the recently completed 4.5km extension of the Wadandi Tra...

27/10/15

The 40km Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail is one of Australia’s most popular rail trails. This is your chance to p...

27/10/15

Users of the Fernvale to Lowood section of the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail are asked to use caution ,due to a major super...

22/10/15

Rail Trails for NSW had an information stand at the Sydney Spring Cycle event held on Sunday 18th October 2015. This ann...

11/10/15

Now that the extension of the O’Keefe Rail Trail is open providing 50km of continuous trail between Bendigo and He...

26/09/15

There are differenrt courses avaiable , The 30/30 km long course (Run/Cycle) Minimum age 18 years The 30/30 Team The 4km...

07/09/15

Experience the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail like never before, by Moonlight. Cycle from Esk to Toogoolawah(18km) into the ...

25/08/15

Spring has sprung at Blackbutt, so come and enjoy a weekend of Flowers, Bands, Quilts displays , RSL WW1 displays , fash...

20/08/15

Following five years of hard work the Friends of the Bendigo Kilmore Rail Trail celebrated with an unofficial opening of...

06/07/15

Stage one of the 2015  Womens End to End ride will be happining from Yarraman to Moore on Sunday  9th August. Friends ...

27/06/15

The Friends of the Bendigo-Kilmore Rail Trail (FBKRT) group have informed us of new signs along O’Keefe Rail Trail...

26/06/15

Come and support the ‘ Every Step Count” charity walk along the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail.  This 100km wal...

23/06/15

Come and join the the fun by joining the 2015 Somerset Rail Trail Fun Run, while helping to raise funds for Diabetes Qu...

21/06/15

Good news for NSW at last. The Minister for Regional Development John Barilaro, together with the Member for Port Macqua...

05/06/15

Buderim-Palmwoods Heritage Tramway walk will be celebrating their Centenary on 20 June 2015. Celebrations will include u...

23/05/15

“Brisbane Chicks who rides bikes” cycle group are having a social ride along the BVRT from Linville to Black...

23/05/15

Saturday May 30 is stage two of the great end to end Brisbane Valley Rail Trail cycle ride. The first part of the ride w...

23/05/15

The Queensland Government has provided funds to construct the next section of the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail from Diamen...

20/05/15

Rail Trails Australia welcomes the Federal Government’s commitment to pay $1.47 million for about half the cost of...

19/05/15

The Brisbane Valley Rail Trail (BVRT) once complete, will run from Ipswich (50km west of Brisbane) to Yarraman in the Br...

01/04/15

Join fellow enthusiasts for a loop ride along the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail on Saturday 11 April 2015. Meet at Linville...

24/03/15

The Old Beechy Rail Trail enhancement will be officially opened this week, providing a safer and more enjoyable experien...

24/03/15

Mayor Frank Buchanan has noted that “not only has the track been upgraded and rerouted, numerous shelters and bike...

23/11/14

The ongoing project to extend the O’Keefe Rail Trail in northern Victoria a futher 26km south to Heathcote is prog...

28/10/14

Cycling Somerset are holding a ride along the lower section of the BVRT on November 1 from Coominya (.Meet at 7am at Bun...

22/10/14

A total of $80,000 will be spent in the restoration project on the Port Fairy to Warrnambool rail trail in Wesrtern Vict...

19/10/14

Rail Trails Australia members and supporters are welcome to attend the Annual General Meeting of Rail Trails Australia. ...

19/10/14

The Deputy Premier of the Victorian Government, Mr Peter Ryan, has announced that there would be $1.3M funding for the 2...

13/10/14

The Glasshouse Country  Festival on again, Saturday 25 October . So why not Join the “Mooloolah Mob” for a ...

13/10/14

Come and enjoy a cycle  along  the Toogoolawah to Coominya  section on the Brisbane Valley RT  on Saturday 18 Octobe...

04/10/14

The large timber bridge at Koetong on the High Country Rail Trail in north east Victoria will be officially opened on Su...

05/09/14

Come and enjoy the inaugural Rail Trail Duathlon  on the BVRT  just 2 hours north west of Brisbane  on the Labour day...

28/08/14

Ride the yarraman to Moore section of the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail (BVRT) this Saturday, Come and enjoy the upper sect...

28/08/14

You and your friends are invited to Blackbutt and the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail during the Bloomin’ Beautiful Blackbu...

21/08/14

Friends of the Atherton Rail Trail and the Tableland Regional Council invite you to the official opening of stage one of...

18/08/14

Ride the Scenic Yarraman to Moore section of the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail on Saturday August 30th 2014. If joining us ...

15/08/14

RT4 NSW will be holding a workshop in Sydney on 26th August.  Delegates from the identified 17 potential rail trails ha...

03/08/14

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO THE EXTREME WEATHER FORECAST FOR SATURDAY!                  Enjoy a ride a...

01/08/14

The Queensland Government has provided  $2 million  from the “Royalties for Regions ” for the South Burnet...

27/07/14

A walk along the Benarkin to Linville section of the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail is being organized by the Blackbutt and ...

22/07/14

A ride along the Esk to Toogoolawah is being held Saturday 26 July 2014 The Ride will start in Esk (Peters Street ) at 8...

22/07/14

Stage one of the Atherton to Mareeba Rail Trail is now 85% complete,with stage one due to open shortly from Atherton to ...

17/07/14

Enjoy a  ride from Coominya to Esk on July 19. The total distance of the ride is 47 km and require moderate fitness. Th...

13/07/14

Construction of the extension of the O’Keefe Rail Trail from Axedale to Heathcote in northern Victoria continues. ...

04/07/14

The 12th Annual fun run will be held on Sunday July 13, 2014 on the Fernvale to Lowood section on the BVRT, starting at ...

28/06/14

The Queensland Government has announced a $3.5 Million Recreation Rail Trail Fund in the 2014 Budget. This funding is av...

24/06/14

Regional NSW will receive $1 billion to combat drought, boost tourism and build roads in next week’s state budget. It ...

21/06/14

The Brisbane Valley Rail Trail once complete will run from Ipswich (50km west of Brisbane) to Yarraman in the Brisbane V...

18/06/14

A RAIL trail spanning the 130km length of the Casino to Murwillumbah line could be built for only a fraction of the cost...

14/06/14

Consultants have been examining the former railway corridor to see if a trail between Birregurra and Forrest is physical...

05/06/14

What features of GSRT would you like to see promoted? How should GSRT be branded? What infrastructure is needed along th...

25/05/14

Very pleasing to see that after many years of planning and the restoration of one bridge several years ago that the rail...

25/05/14

Anyone who has ridden the Red Hill Rail Trail (Mornington Peninsula, VIC) and gone through the two station reserves at M...

12/05/14

The Gippsland Plains Rail Trail (GPRT) celebrated the opening of its final section from Traralgon to Glengarry on Mother...

04/05/14

Rail Trails Australia has published a new edition of our Victorian Rail Trail Guide Book as an e-book. The book has a si...

04/05/14

The 7km Stage 3 section of the rail trail between Charleston and Mt Torrens will be officially opened on Tuesday 13th Ma...

30/04/14

The Gippsland Plains Rail Trail (GPRT) is celebrating the opening of its final section from Traralgon to Glengarry on Mo...

11/04/14

Queensland newest rail trail, The Pineapple Rail Trail on the Capricorn Coast , east of Rockhampton has suffered major d...

02/04/14

Colac Otway Shire wishes to advise that both Old Beech Forest Road and the Old Beechy Rail Trail will be closed to all t...

30/03/14

In an historic event, the team for “Rail Trails for NSW” launched it’s campaign to have rail trails bu...

25/03/14

Media Release After a 20 year absence, some railway track is returning to Cowwarr as part of the Gippsland Plains Rail T...

13/03/14

Its 21 years since regional rail trails really got underway in many states across Australia, except NSW. Now its time to...

11/03/14

A multi-party standing committee has recommended that the NSW state government allow rail trail development on disused g...

28/02/14

The “Friends of the Tiger Trail” and the wider community are to be congratulated on their tremendous efforts...

26/02/14

The very popular Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail east of Melbourne is not complete.  It can extend another 12km throug...

23/02/14

Northern Tasmania Development has completed a demand and economic benefit assessment for the proposed rail trail between...

19/01/14

Transfield Services are replacing some of SP AusNet’s power lines with new conductors on 23rd of January 2014 near Leo...

13/01/14

Damage to Caboolture- Wamuran  Rail Loop, 50 km north of Brisbane  from last years severe weather conditions has n...

13/01/14

On  Sunday 26 January (Australia Day 2014) the Capricorn Coast Pineapple Rail Trail in Yeppoon will be officially open...

03/12/13

This is great news for RTA at the start of December 2013.  After much work and consultation, an excellent submission wa...

02/12/13

On 22nd November 2013, the Minister for the North Coast, Don Page MP, announced the successful tenderer for the Casino t...

14/11/13

Sunday, November 17 has been chosen as the day to mark 100 years since the Powelltown Tramway started full service. The ...

09/11/13

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03/11/13

Greater Shepparton City Council has received funding of $150,000 towards the Murchison stage of the Box Ironbark Trail f...

30/10/13

Media release The Hon Peter Ryan MP Deputy Premier Minister for State Development Minister for Regional and Rural Develo...

27/10/13

The Wanora Road to Fernvale section of the Brisbane Valley Rail trail has recently opened after the 2011 and 2013 floods...

02/10/13

Come out for a day in the country and vist the many events wihich are planned for this day. Come on the 2 hour Guided to...

10/09/13

After 7 years of hard work by the Friends of Atherton Tablelands Rail Trail and the Tableland Regional Council, work wil...

01/09/13

Cyclists, runners and walkers turned out in force in on Sunday 25 August to test themselves on the newest section of the...

28/08/13

Media Release – 28 August 2013 Vote4Cycling was launched on 14 August by 23 cycling organisations to provide an el...

27/08/13

The minister for the North Coast of NSW, Don Page MP, announced on Friday 23rd August, that State funding is available f...

15/08/13

Come out to the South Burnett for a great weekend to the spring flowers displays, markets, wagon rides for the kids alon...

15/08/13

Could this be the first rail trail on a NSW Government railway corridor? At a meeting of the Tumbarumba Shire Council on...

14/08/13

We’ve joined other cycling organisations around Australia in Vote4Cycling. During this federal election, each cand...

12/08/13

Media Release (Continued): Mr Bull said Wellington Shire Council has been allocated $48,410 from the $2 million 2012 Flo...

04/08/13

Important Update! See below. Gippsland Plains Rail Trail Committee of Management is hosting a series of meetings to brin...

03/08/13

This section of the Brisbane Valley Rail Trails has now been repaired after the 2011 flood damage . Thanks must be given...

25/07/13

Media release EAST GIPPSLAND RAIL TRAIL management committee recently delivered the 5th edition information brochure and...

17/07/13

Pat Robertson, Chairman of the Camperdown to Timboon rail trail committee, began the formalities with a short speech of ...

15/07/13

Stage two of the Brassall Rail Trail has opened toward Wulkuraka Railway Station. This section runs from the former end ...

13/07/13

In order to more evenly distribute the work load among our volunteer team, we have created a new set of email addresses ...

24/06/13

Rail Trails Australia has been aware of the enormous potential for wonderful recreational paths in NSW for some time. Wh...

15/06/13

A new replacement bridge on the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail at Esk was opened on the 18 May 2013 between the Esk show gro...

04/06/13

Victorian Deputy Premier Peter Ryan, announced that $105,000 from RDV would be provided to Wellington Council to upgrade...

02/06/13

Total funding of $670,000 has been provided, with $300,000 from Regional Development Australia Fund, and $370,000 being ...

30/05/13

The all-weather trail is located in the Gilbert Valley as a direct linkage to the Riesling Trail in the Clare Valley, an...

28/05/13

The federal government has announced total funding of $512,281 to carry out improvements to 17 kilometres of gravel rail...

25/05/13

Rail Trails Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of David Willcox as our first representative for West Austr...

25/05/13

What could be better than combining a steam train and a rail trail.  707 Operations Inc is running a special steam trai...

05/05/13

A new name, “River High Line”, and brand is proposed for the 134km Goulburn River High Country Rail Trail in...

27/04/13

A day of activities has been arranged to celebrate the centenary of the Yarraman railway at Heritage House on Saturday 1...

26/04/13

The Casino to Murwillumbah rail line, in northern NSW,  seems set to remain closed indefinitely after a feasibility stu...

23/04/13

Trentham is holding the annual Spudfest on Saturday May 18th and the rail trail committee thought it might be a good ide...

01/04/13

The newly upgraded surface on the Gippsland Plains Rail Trail from Glengarry to Cowwarr has been completed just in time ...

21/03/13

The excitement and nostalgia of the woodchop competition will again feature at Yarra Junction’s annual Crank-up at the...

11/03/13

Rail Trails Australia wants to hear from paid members and other users of the website about what they think of the websit...

11/03/13

Volunteers from Rail Trails Australia have been busy adding rail trails to Google Maps over the last few months. This is...

09/03/13

Mansfield Shire Council has won a coveted award for construction of the 134km Goulburn River High Country Rail Trail in ...

05/03/13

Article text reproduced with permission from The Moyne Gazette (by Anthony Brady 6th Feb 2013). USE of the Port Fairy to...

04/02/13

A DAY ON THE RAIL RESERVE EVENT: cycling and walking between Hamilton & Wannon on the Rail Reserve (SORRY NO DOGS OR...

04/02/13

A hybrid or mountain bike is recommended. No dogs or horses permitted, and please leave gates as you find them. Time: Fr...

28/01/13

Sod Turning on a New Section The construction of the 18.5 km section between Foster and Welshpool will begin on Friday F...

26/01/13

Time: 12.30 pm to 4pm Date: Sunday 10th February 2013 Venue: Gosling Creek Winery Address: 495 Murroon Road, Deans Marsh...

11/12/12

Order your 2013 Rail Trails Australia Calendar Today! (more…) “2013 Rail Trails Australia Calendar Availabl...

03/12/12

The Queensland Goverenment has honoured previously promised funding for the construction of the first section of the Cap...

29/11/12

Twelve local government authorities in Victoria’s Hume region, along with Hume Regional Development Australia and ...

25/11/12

Improvements and developments on the O’Keefe Rail Trail in northern Victoria continue apace. Over the past year al...

20/11/12

Hundreds enjoyed a beautiful spring day for the long awaited opening by local state member Bill Tilley of the Sandy Cree...

19/10/12

Media Release: Wednesday 17 October 2012 $200,000 FOR GIPPSLAND PLAINS RAIL TRAIL – STAGE 1 Member for Morwell Russell...

19/10/12

The Daylesford to Macedon Ranges Rail Trail is a proposed 45 km long walking and cycling trail between Daylesford and Wo...

08/10/12

The new section of Barossa Trail will be 27km in total, and will be known as the Jack Bobridge Track, after the Olympic ...

29/09/12

The High Country Rail Trail Cycling Festival over the weekend of 20 – 21 October includes the official opening of the ...

18/09/12

Trek to showcase Wooroloo – Chidlow route This year’s Trek the Trail will be held on Sunday 23 September. Last year...

08/09/12

7th September 2012 (Apologies for the late notice) The Festival is Queensland’s only festival focussing major events a...

06/09/12

Unfortunately the recently elected Queensland state government has withdrawn funding for the programs that supported the...

26/08/12

Back on June 23 we reported the partial closure of the East Gippsland Rail Trail around Newmerella just before the end o...

25/06/12

The opening ceremony was held at Dundullimal homestead due to wet weather on the day.  The opening speech and ribbon cu...

23/06/12

Due to severe weather a short section of the East Gippsland Rail Trail near Orbost between Preston Rd and Burn Rd has be...

17/06/12

A 500 metre “missing link” behind the Woodside shops linking the Oakbank – Woodside and Woodside ̵...

14/06/12

The $1.5 million Wallsend to Glendale shared pathway was officially opened on Friday 1 June 2012. The NSW state governme...

10/06/12

Following the remarkable progress made in January when all girders on the 600m bridge were installed in a matter of days...

06/06/12

The opening of the Port Fairy to Warrnambool Rail Trail took place on 31st May 2012 at the Koroit Railway station buildi...

30/05/12

Update It’s been a long time coming but with a generous $13 million grant from the federal government to help spee...

29/05/12

There may finally be some rail trail activity in Tasmania with $89,000 of funding being issued to the Scottsdale Rotary ...

19/05/12

At the beginning of February 2008 the first sod was turned to begin development of this great trail. Frustratingly over ...

10/05/12

Members of the Trentham based Daylesford-Macedon Ranges Rail Trail Working Group recently hosted a tour of inspection of...

04/04/12

The Daylesford-Woodend Rail Trail, in the central highlands north of Melbourne, is today one step closer to being realis...

04/04/12

A Media Release from the Premier of Victoria. (3 April 2012) Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional and Rural Developm...

03/04/12

Once again the Tourism and Hospitality Research Unit at La Trobe University is conducting the tri-annual survey of rail ...

06/03/12

Like a number of roads, pathways and culverts in the region, both completed and under construction sections of the new t...

03/03/12

Discover the beauty of the Otways on the Old Beechy Rail Trail with a 16Km Fun Run or a 6Km Run/Walk, between Barongaro...

23/02/12

Three years after the bushfires that destroyed several bridges, the Grand Ridge Rail Trail in Gippsland, Victoria, has b...

23/02/12

Community Grants are open again this year for the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail as well as the Boonah to Ipswitch Trail (no...

10/02/12

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23/01/12

The High Country Rail Trail ( NE Victoria) has bridged the 600m long gap across Lake Hume. The prefabricated beams compl...

22/01/12

What’s new For the public the new website offers up to date and detailed mapping based on Google Maps. more compre...

21/11/11

Next year’s Rail Trail Symposium will be held as part of the 5th Australian Cycle Tourism Conference on 2-3 Feb 20...

15/10/11

With less than a week to go pre-registration is now closed. The Run Walk Ride Day will begin at 9:30 AM at Lilydale Stat...

14/10/11

The Opening It’s official! The Dookie Rail Trail’s Official Launch will be held on Friday, 4th November, 2011 at 6pm...

27/09/11

During the planning and design stages of the Sandy Creek Bridge on the High Country Rail Trail, the arm of Lake Hume ove...

25/09/11

The Seaford Rail Extension project works at Seaford requires the Coast to Vines Rail Trail to be temporarily diverted un...

17/09/11

The only developed section of the Southern Flinders Rail Trail was from Gladstone to the southern end of Laura, followin...

07/09/11

You are invited to the official opening of the Yarraman to Harland Park section of the BVRT on Saturday 8 October 2011. ...

03/09/11

Family Cycle and Walk Day Come and celebrate the opening of the new $2 million Palmerston to Howard Springs Rail Trail w...

29/08/11

The Shire of West Arthur in conjunction with The Friends of the Collie-Darkan Rail Trail invite you to join them on a WA...

16/08/11

The Goulburn River High Country Rail Trail in North East Victoria is currently under rapid construction. Meetings for pu...

13/08/11

Esk – Toogoolawah section was re-opened on Saturday 30 th July! 100km of the BVRT was closed after the devastating...

10/08/11

You and your friends are invited to Blackbutt and the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail during the Bloomin’ Beautiful Blackbu...

10/08/11

“Run Walk Ride” Celebrating the Rail Trail DRAFT ONLY! Date of Event: Saturday 22nd October 2011 Duration: All day e...

08/07/11

Media Release from the Minister of Public Transport: A $3.5 million project to construct a shared pedestrian and cyclist...

03/07/11

Good news for the Munda Biddi Trail! Two new sections of the Trail will be opened next week by Minister Terry Redman at ...

02/07/11

Following the devastating bushfires of February 2009 which destroyed a number of bridges in the Strzelecki Ranges, two l...

02/07/11

In May, State Member for Morwell, Russell Northe, announced an $800,000 State Government grant to help complete the Gipp...

02/07/11

Paul Hoolihan MP, Member for Keppel announced that this year’s State Budget will provide $1.1 million for the first st...

01/07/11

The Winter 2011 edition of the Rail Trail Connections Magazine is currently being distributed. Take a look at the conten...

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06/06/11

Correction: The original posting of this news article implied the entire length of the trail from Birregurra to Forrest ...

04/06/11

In Canberra on Wednesday June 1, The Cycling Promotion Fund announced the winners of the Bicycling Achievement of the Ye...

30/05/11

After much planning and design our new website is taking shape. There is still a bit of work to be done but it’s g...

06/05/11

The Baillieu/Ryan Coalition Government’s inaugural budget has delivered on its election commitments to Victorian f...

06/05/11

The Traralgon company, Hourigan and Walsh, will replace and upgrade two bridges for the rail trail from Mirboo North to ...

29/04/11

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16/04/11

New news Article in Archive 2010. Shouldn’t be able to create this… but could!...

16/04/11

New article created by a Trail manager in Archive 2011....

15/04/11

Access Rights The “Trail Manager” group in Rail Trail Australia’s Joomla website editor will contain t...

12/04/11

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25/03/11

To celebrate the completion of the 16km Fernleigh Track from Adamstown to Belmont, near Newcastle, the City of Newcastle...

20/03/11

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18/03/11

Dear friends and supporters, Over the past 3 years, moves to establish the rail trail have drawn strong community suppor...

07/03/11

The Minister for Regional Australia, Simon Crean, has announced details of a $1.4 billion Regional Development Australia...

04/03/11

This year’s Autumn edition of our quarterly member’s magazine, Rail Trail Connections, will be distributed t...

28/02/11

Toowoomba Regional Council will be providing support for the volunteer efforts on the day with Muster at 9 AM at the Yar...

23/02/11

Media release from Wayne Wendt MP, State Member for Ipswich West: Moore to Blackbutt section of Brisbane Valley Rail Tra...

21/02/11

Come and celebrate the opening the Maindample to Bonnie Doon section of the Goulburn River High Country Rail Trail with ...

12/02/11

Sections of the Trail between Hospital Creek and Partellis Crossing which have been temporarily closed after the recent ...

08/02/11

Community partnerships program – Does your organisation need more information or advice on your project? 4th round of ...

06/02/11

An invitation from the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail committee: On Friday 18 February 2011 You are invited to join us for t...

03/02/11

Tuesday’s (Feb 1-2) fires east of Nowa Nowa has closed the rail trail from Jonson Road to past Partellis Crossing....

22/01/11

Lots of people may not realise this but Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA) have helped with many rail trails projec...

18/01/11

If you’ve recently used the Old Beechy Rail Trail here is your opportunity to tell the Colac Otway Shire and the O...

18/01/11

After a rain delay cancelled the installation on Saturday night of the central span, it was early Monday morning when th...

11/01/11

From 9 PM Saturday January 15 to 5 AM Sunday 16 January Maroondah highway will be closed between Anderson Street and Nel...

11/01/11

Murray Goulburn – Moyneyana Family Bike Ride. Saturday 15th January 2011. Port Fairy to Koroit (17 km one way). Fe...

19/12/10

Victoria Due to extensive flood and water damage from the Kiewa River the High Country Rail Trail is closed to cyclists ...

30/11/10

The Queensland state Government has offered the Tablelands Regional Council $4 million over 10 years to develop a rail t...

30/11/10

The Railtrails Australia 2011 Calendar is now available. The 2011 calendar has a full page A4 colour photograph for ever...

30/11/10

In a borrowed truck-stop beside a rural highway, propped up on stands, sits the centre span of the new bridge deck, pati...

17/11/10

Community forums have been arranged so the public can be informed on what is happening on the Goulburn River High Countr...

31/10/10

O’Keefe RT upgrade. Following up from the announcement of funding by Regional Development Victoria and City of Gre...

23/10/10

In July this year the Curdies Trestle Bridge restoration was completed much to the satisfaction of the volunteers who to...

23/10/10

The Linville Railway turns 100 on the Sunday the 21 November. The Ambassadors of the Brisbane Valley Railtrail, The Pion...

18/10/10

A Trentham based group continues to work closely with those individuals and organisations on whom they will depend for l...

12/10/10

Railtrails Australia will be holding the 2010 Annual General Meeting at the usual location, Carlton North Railway Statio...

08/10/10

The Victorian Government is funding a bus service from Colac to Lavers Hill in the Otway Ranges passing by the Old Beech...

15/09/10

The Shire of West Arthur in conjunction with Friends of the Collie-Darkan Rail Trail invite you to join them on a Walk, ...

05/09/10

The first Annual General Meeting of the Friends of the Bendigo Kilmore Rail Trail will be held on Wednesday 22nd Septemb...

28/08/10

From the Minister for Roads & Ports Friday, 27 August 2010 Cyclists and walkers benefit from an extension to the Pen...

19/08/10

Media release: South Burnett Regional Council Manager of Council Facilities, Kerry Mercer, said that 75ml had fallen in ...

19/08/10

The Bloomin’ Beautiful Blackbutt Spring Festival, Department of Infrastructure and Planning and the South Burnett Regi...

07/08/10

On Wednesday 4th August 2010, Kaye Darveniza MLC officially opened the 11.8 km Mansfield to Midland Link Highway Section...

07/08/10

After many years of speculation, lobbying, approval-seeking and securing of funds, the Warburton Trail bridge over Maroo...

07/07/10

A media release from the Shire of Mundaring, WA: With formations that date back 126 years, Railway Reserves Heritage Tra...

02/07/10

With litle fanfare the 18km Port Fairy to Koroit section of the Port Fairy to Warrnambool Rail Trail has opened. No doub...

02/07/10

You are invited to celebrate the completion of 100km of the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail. Join Wayne Wendt, MP Member for ...

02/07/10

Rail trail volunteers in the North East were popping the champagne corks this week – as Victorian Regional Develop...

27/06/10

It was party time for the Curdies Trestle Bridge committee and volunteers on Saturday 19 June. This date marked the comp...

27/06/10

The Victorian Government has committed $1.9 million for a 24 km extension of the O’Keefe Rail Trail from Axedale t...

07/06/10

The is a bunch of locals whose interest is in looking after the beautiful local bushland. Included amongst their achieve...

29/05/10

From the State Government Newsroom: The Old Beechy Rail Trail will become an iconic tourist destination thanks to a $750...

21/05/10

The Munda Biddi Trail foundation is conducting an online survey to gather information that will help them better manage ...

25/04/10

In March 2010 the Friends of the Dookie Trail group announced the opening of the Dookie Trail, which heads 5.5 Km north ...

17/04/10

The Victorian Department of Transport are looking to improve the carriage of bicycles on regional public transport. They...

22/03/10

Works to be undertaken at this time include the construction of a road bridge at Goldsmith Drive and drainage works in t...

09/02/10

Tablelands Regional Council will be holding Community Consultation Meetings to discuss the future use of the Atherton-To...

19/01/10

The official opening for Stage 1 of the Amy Gillett Rail Trail will be taking place at 10am, Saturday, 23/01/10 – ...

13/01/10

The shuttle bus service from Ballarat to Skipton will run again over the summer months with a new booking procedure. Bal...

13/01/10

Who said rail trails are just for walking, cycling and horse riding? Did you know you can eat on them too! No, we’...

23/11/09

There will be an official opening of the Toogoolawah section of the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail by Wayne Wendt, MP Member...

19/11/09

Hooray! The contract for construction of the bridge over Maroondah Highway to join the two sections of the Warburton Tra...

18/11/09

Bring your family with the bikes down to the Rutherglen Wine Experience in Rutherglen to celebrate the opening of this n...

04/11/09

Railtrails Australia is pleased to announce its 2010 calendar is now available. The calendar features photographs of rai...

02/11/09

The long held dream of having the Riesling Trail extend the full length of the internationally recognised Clare Valley W...

29/10/09

Nine local government authorities in the Loddon Mallee region of Victoria, along with the Victorian State Government (Re...

24/10/09

As noted in an earlier news item, in September 2009 the NSW Transport Minister, Mr David Campbell, introduced legislatio...

17/10/09

After two years of work restoration of the 183m long heritage listed Curdies River bridge on the Camperdown to Timboon R...

09/10/09

On the 23rd of September 2009 the NSW Transport Minister, Mr David Campbell, introduced legislation into Parliament that...

30/09/09

Toowoomba Regional Council will be providing support for the volunteer efforts on the day with Muster at 9 AM at the Yar...

25/09/09

IMPORTANT UPDATE CYCLIST INFORMATION SYDNEY WATER COMO BRIDGE WORKS ABRASIVE SURFACE FROM WEDNESDAY 26 AUGUST TO NOVEMBE...

27/08/09

The Queensland Government Departments of Transport and Main Roads is proposing to upgrade approximately 22 km of the Nor...

23/08/09

This is a correction to the news item of two weeks ago. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Esk is Open! In July ...

19/08/09

The following notice has been provided by the Friends of the Bendigo – Kilmore Rail Trail Group. Click Here for a ...

11/08/09

A grant has been made available for the Rail Trail which will connect Forrest with two sections of local MTB tracks. Eve...

05/08/09

The office of Anthony Albanese, Minister for Infrastructure, Regional Development and Local Government, provides this me...

04/07/09

South Australian Trails Forum Thursday July 9th, 2009 Fullarton Park Community Centre, Fullarton Rd, Fullarton Free Spea...

04/07/09

Brisbane Valley Rail Trail Survey – NOW OPEN   Since November 2007, parts of the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail (...

04/07/09

The following notice has been provided by the Friends of the Bendigo – Kilmore Rail Trail Group. Click Here for a ...

27/06/09

There are two options to this run, the 8.3km run or the shorter 3km run for the Children. Starting time is 9am for both ...

02/05/09

Railtrails Australia has changed its postal address to PO Box 2127, Oak Park Vic 3046, Australia. For the next few month...

28/04/09

The federal government has announced $13m in funding to complete this 134km rail trail in North East Victoria. The three...

28/04/09

Railtrails Australia welcomes this federal government support and the hopes that major rail trail development will soon ...

20/04/09

The Queensland Department of Infrastructure and Planning has provided the follwoing information which should be of inter...

20/04/09

Cycling Promotion Fund – Information Bulletin 21 April 2009 Government announces details of $40m Cycle Path Fund T...

12/04/09

The April edition of the Moyne Shire Community News details progress on the Trail. Download a pdf version of the newslet...

12/04/09

Bicycle SA have issued the following notice. “Bicycle SA has received a number of reports from riders of wire and ...

23/03/09

For several years the idea of a rail side trail besides the main western railway line on the Blue Mountains has been pro...

21/03/09

A public meeting will be held at 3.00pm on Sunday, 5th April to continue the work of establishing a rail trail along the...

21/03/09

Readers and rail trail users everywhere will be delighted to learn that construction of this bridge is due to commence l...

16/02/09

The annual TRUenergy Yallourn Fun Run/Walk will be held this Sunday 22 February along the Moe-Yallourn Rail Trail, with ...

07/02/09

As a severe bushfire at the start of February has burnt out two major bridges on this rail trail the Committee of Manage...

27/01/09

A public meeting will be held on Sunday 1st February to gauge community interest in establishing a rail trail along the ...

27/01/09

The South Australian state government has announced $1 million in funding to build the first stage of the Adelaide Hills...

18/01/09

State and local government funding has been announced to construct 12km of rail trail between Mansfield and Maindample i...

18/01/09

A total of $3.5 million in funding has been announced for the construction of the long awaited bridge over the Maroondah...

15/12/08

Coominya Section Opening On Saturday 15 November, Coominya celebrated its Christmas Carnival and became the next communi...

20/11/08

On the 29th October the newly resurfaced rail trail was opened. The complete distance of 54km has been widened and resur...

07/11/08

From Sunday 9th November VLine trains to Wangaratta and Wodonga will be replaced by buses for approximately 18 months. D...

07/11/08

Railtrails Australia is pleased to announce its first calendar filled with exceptional photographs of rail trails from a...

16/10/08

Expressions of interest are being sought for consultants to undertake a study into this proposed rail trail in southern ...

17/08/08

There are now over 100 rail trails in Australia, but there were only a handful in 1994 when the Victorian Government lau...

10/06/08

Wodonga Council has called for contractors to tender for the design and construction of a pedestrian-cycle path bridge o...

09/06/08

A reminder that the new 242 metre pedestrian bridge over the Tarwin River near Meeniyan will be officially opened on Fri...

26/05/08

As part of a Masters in Business (Tourism and Event Management) course at Victoria University an online survey is being ...

26/05/08

The Victorian Government has announced funding of $150,000 to upgrade the surface of the Bass Coast Rail Trail. Refer me...

17/05/08

A description and map of the Sidings Rail Trail has been added to the website. This 26km trail between Nannup and Jarrah...

17/05/08

Some good news from the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail. After flood damage caused the closure of the Moore – Linville ...

19/04/08

While 5km of this rail trail in the Blue Mountains of NSW has been open since late 1996 it is now open all the way from ...

30/03/08

It’s open! For the Great Southern Rail Trail, 2008 has started magnificently with the opening of the new 242 metre...

26/02/08

The Mayor of Moyne Shire, Ken Gale, Councillor Glenys Phillpot from Warrnambool, Ian Bodycoat and Michael Halls, secreta...

21/01/08

The first state-government funded section of the 148km Brisbane Valley Rail Trail was opened on Sunday 25 November 2007 ...

27/11/07

The first state-government funded section of the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail was opened on Sunday 25 November 2007 at Moo...

16/11/07

This proposed rail trail has been under consideration for many years now. An incorporated association has been formed to...

05/11/07

A further 7km of section of the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail between Moore and Linville will be officially opened at Moore...

05/11/07

The Railtrails Australia annual general meeting will be held 7pm Friday 9th November 2007 at North Carlton Railway Stati...

23/09/07

Attendees will find out how to take advantage of the great opportunities cycle tourism has to offer, and be inspired by ...

15/09/07

On Tuesday night 11 September 2007, 20 interested people met at the Forest School to hear discussions about forming a ra...

21/08/07

Railtrails Australia is looking to produce a calendar featuring rail trails across Australia for 2008 and we are seeking...

20/08/07

A feasibility study for the proposed Atherton Tablelands Rail Trail from Atherton to Yungaburra has begun. As part of th...

20/08/07

The meeting will be held on Tuesday 11th September at 7.30 pm at the Forrest Hall to gauge support for this possible rai...

06/08/07

The Rattler rail trail is a new 19km rail trail that runs from Riverton to Auburn where it connects with the popular Rie...

02/07/07

The Gundagai Shire Council is seeking comments on a proposal for a rail trail centred on the town, 380km south west of S...

25/06/07

The new edition of our guide book Rail Trails of Victoria and South Australia is now back from the printers. Further det...

24/06/07

The pedestrian bridge across Gardiner’s Creek on the Outer Circle Rail Trail has been closed for safety reasons fo...

11/06/07

A new tourist interpretation shelter will be officially opened at Wandin, 50km east of Melbourne on Saturday 16 June. Th...

29/05/07

The task of managing natural areas is almost always one of trying to meet diverse and sometimes conflicting values and e...

29/05/07

In this 3rd edition we describe and map 29 rail trails across two states. There are 4 new rail trails and 8 extensions t...

27/05/07

To bring some media focus to the issue of extending Northern Territory rail trails, the Friends of the North Australia R...

27/05/07

The development of Rail Trails in NSW has been hindered by the fact that its disused lines were never ‘closed’. The ...

24/03/07

The Friends of the Rail Trail have organised two ride or walk events for Sunday 22 April 2007. Choose between an 18klm r...

10/02/07

The fun run/walk will be held on Sunday 25th of February 2007 commencing at the Moe Botanical Gardens. Participants can ...

31/01/07

On Saturday March 17 a fund raising Walk, Run or Bike ride event will be held on the Rail Trail raising money to help ma...

26/01/07

As part of the Wonthaggi Heritage Celebrations on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 February, the Friends of the Bass Coast Rail...

22/01/07

Following visits by the Railtrails Australia committee to nearly all trails in these two states towards the end of 2006,...

22/01/07

Bicycle Victoria has organised this day for Sunday 4 March 2007, which includes the Lilydale – Warburton and Murra...

22/01/07

The Queensland Government has announced this funding to develop this rail trail west of Brisbane, which could potentiall...

15/01/07

The 5km Irwin Track at Millaa Millaa on the Atherton Tablelands in northern Queensland has been nominated for Heritage L...

14/01/07

Landcare Grassroots funding. The following is a press release. While the total value of grants is only $80,000 rail trai...

02/01/07

On Sunday 14th January 2007 the South Gippsland Tourist Railway is celebrating the reopening of their railway line to Lo...

11/12/06

Further to the original item below, as of the 9th of January 2007 the East Gippsland Rail Trail Committee of Management ...

04/12/06

The first 5km of this rail trail, 190km west of Sydney, is now open. Click here for more information on the rail trail i...

04/12/06

Congratulations to the Nanango Shire and local community groups on wining the Queensland Outdoor Recreation Federation G...

04/12/06

La Trobe University Associate Professor Sue Beeton has released the results of a further study into the economic effects...

23/11/06

The Moyne and Warrnambool Shire councils have been successful in obtaining funding of $850,000 from the Victorian State ...

23/11/06

The Murray to Mountains Rail Trail manager and general rail trail proponent, Mr Darren Murphy, steps down from his job o...

23/11/06

The Victorian State Government has promised $1.3 million to seal a further 24km of the trail and bridge half of the gap ...

21/11/06

On 20-21 November some 100 people representing Government, the Australian Cycle Industry, Not for Profit organisations a...

11/11/06

The Indigo Shire council has been successful in obtaining funding to construct a further 9km section of the Murray to Mo...

03/11/06

The Railtrails Australia annual general meeting will be held 7pm Friday 10th November 2006 at North Carlton Railway Stat...

07/08/06

This study report has been released by the Yarra Ranges Shire Council and deadline for submissions is Friday 8 September...

04/08/06

A further 13km section of this trail, in southern Western Australia, between Kundip and Lee Creek has been opened. Click...

02/08/06

Google Maps You may remember our News Item from just over a year ago when we discussed Google Earth. In the last year ma...

01/08/06

On 30th June 2006 Hydro Tasmania closed the hydro power station, which was commissioned in 1914. It supplied power to th...

31/07/06

New look web site We have updated the appearance of the Railtrails Australia website. As part of the upgrade we have add...

17/07/06

In June the Riverina Regional Development Board adopted the recommendations of a feasibility study into a plan to conver...

17/07/06

Two further stages of the Denmark – Nornalup rail trail near Albany in southern Western Australia have opened. Cli...

10/07/06

We have added maps for most Tasmanian rail trails to our website. You can now find maps for the following Tasmanian rail...

07/07/06

Update: Due to the unfavourable conditions on 15th July, the ride has been rescheduled for Saturday July 29th. If it is ...

01/07/06

The Blackbutt to Linville section of the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail in SE Queensland – officially named the Blackb...

30/06/06

The Mitchell, Murrindindi and Mansfield Councils have now adopted the Concept Design and Business Plan for the Goulburn ...

26/06/06

The Watawa Recreation Trail at Gin Gin in Queensland has been developed on 3.5km of the former Bundaberg to Mt Perry rai...

25/06/06

The Federal Governemnt has announced funding for grants of up to $3000 for voluntary groups to purchase equipment. Refer...

25/06/06

The Victorian State government has announced funding will be provided for the construction of a bridge over the very bus...

15/05/06

The commitee of the Christchurch – Little River rail trail have been working away for several years now and no dou...

08/05/06

The 24km Linville to Blackbutt/Benarkin section of the former Brisbane Valley railway will be opened as a rail trail on ...

01/05/06

The Nurragi Conservation Reserve on South Australia’s Fleurieu Peninsula is a good example of one of the original ...

23/04/06

Approximately 400 people gathered on the banks of the Kiewa River at Bandiana, just outside Wodonga to watch the opening...

06/03/06

The High Country Rail Trail currently extends from just east of Bandiana, near Wodonga in northeast Victoria, to Old Tal...

06/03/06

As we have stated before we do not like to publicise commercial products but occasionally an extra bit of technology com...

27/02/06

The councils of Mitchell, Murrindindi and Mansfield obtained a grant in 2005 to develop a Concept Design and Business Pl...

31/01/06

Funding for a feasibility into the proposed Riverina Highlands Rail Trail was announced by the NSW Minster for Regional ...

30/01/06

On Saturday January 28th 2006 the 35km extension from Nowa Nowa to Orbost was officially opened by Mr Peter McGauran MP,...

30/01/06

After the successful inaugural event in 2005 the charity ride is being held again on Sunday 2nd April 2006 to aid childr...

23/01/06

Bike riders are the biggest class of visitors to rail trails by far so obviously it is important to let riders know of a...

09/01/06

Eight years of dedicated effort and patience from Friends of the Collie to Darkan Rail Trail Group members to oversee th...

09/01/06

The proposed rail trail is 190km west of Sydney and when fully complete will be 24km long. Click here for more details o...

02/01/06

Barry Holt passed away on the 31st of December after suffering a heart attack a few days earlier. Our condolences are ex...

18/12/05

The Committee of Management of the Great Southern Rail Trail in Gippsland, Victoria (see description) is seeking contrib...

13/12/05

A community Opening Day event to launch the East Gippsland Rail Trail extension from Nowa Nowa to Orbost will be held on...

05/12/05

The 34km Coast to Vines rail trail as its name suggests runs from the sea at Hallet Cove and Marino through vineyards to...

14/11/05

The Victorian Government’s Department of Innomvation, Industry and Regional Development has released a new funding...

02/11/05

As part Catchment Week celebrations the West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority is hosting a Bike & Walk Famil...

28/10/05

NOTICE OF MEETING and call for NOMINATIONS The Annual General Meeting of Railtrails Australia will be held on November 1...

25/10/05

Members of the Railtrails Australia Committee, Vince Aitkin and Frank Kinnersley, were assisted by NSW member and Sydney...

09/10/05

Railtrails Australia has changed its postal address to PO Box 1198, Box Hill Vic 3128, Australia. For the next few month...

01/10/05

The Collie to Darkan Rail Trail, 200km SE of Perth, will be officially opened on Sunday 16th October 2005 Click here for...

01/10/05

The Old Beechy Rail Trail, 130km SE of Melbourne, will be officially opened on Saturday 22nd October 2005. Click here fo...

27/09/05

On Thursday 22 September 2005 we snail mailed the Spring edition of our Newsletter. This edition includes notice and the...

12/09/05

Below is the contents of a flyer from the committee. Congratulations on all their hard work. Click here for more details...

29/08/05

If your rail trail committee is a registered charity and you would like a free weatherboard house to put on the rail tra...

13/08/05

Expressions of Interest. Suitably qualified consultancy firms or individuals are invited to submit Expressions of Intere...

07/08/05

We have been asked by the Warnambool – Port Fairy group if any rail trail committees have ‘tax deductible st...

07/08/05

Rushworth’s public toilets in the main street, that are on the end of the Rushworth Old Lead Railway Reserve, are ...

01/08/05

Victorian Nature Based Tourism Strategy 2006-2010 The Victorian Government is currently (sorry about late notice) holdin...

31/07/05

The Victorian Premier Steve Bracks opened the Colac to Gellibrand stage of the Old Beechy Rail Trail on Tuesday 16th Jul...

25/07/05

We don’t normally promote commercial websites but Google Earth is fairly significant as it provides easy acess to ...

18/07/05

Descriptions for eight proposed rail trails in the Newcastle and Country areas of NSW, along with two in northern Victor...

14/07/05

Lake Macquarie City Council recently completed stage 2 of the Fernleigh Track. The official opening was held (in rain) o...

14/07/05

The proposed Mitchell-Murrundindi-Mansfield Rail Trail is in North East Victoria. Details of the rail trail are here Fol...

14/07/05

The following press release was rceived from Interpretation Australia, who have done work on the Old Beechy Rail Trail, ...

28/05/05

The Busselton – Flinders Bay Rail Trail is in south west Western Australia. Details of the rail trail are here (in...

18/05/05

The Tallangatta section of the High Country Rail Trail will be officially opened on Sunday 23 May 2004. The opening will...

16/05/05

Railtrails Australia is holding a planning/social weekend at Seymour on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th June 2005 and memb...

08/05/05

Bicycle users are a significant proportion of rail trail users and we believe rail trails could be an important part of ...

05/05/05

Draft Marketing, Signage and Facilities Plaos for the Trail have been developed by the City of Onkaparinga in partnershi...

23/04/05

Media Release April 22 2005 The East Gippsland Rail Trail Committee of Management is preparing to invite tenders for con...

11/04/05

Tim Fischer, Patron of the High Country Rail Trail & Chairperson of Tourism Australia together with the High Country...

04/04/05

If you are interested in this work please refer to the correspondence below. Details of the High Country rail trail are ...

04/04/05

We have heard that a group of bike riders are gathering on Sunday 17th April 2005 a bit after 10am at Oakleigh railway s...

29/03/05

The annual AGM of this organisation was held in Ballarat on 2 April 2005 and Railtrails Australia was invited to speak t...

15/03/05

The East Gippsland Rail Trail is situated in eastern Victoria and presently runs from Bairnsdale to Nowa Nowa. It will e...

10/03/05

The Minister for Victorian Communities John Thwaites MP has approved a small grant to Railtrails Australia. It will be u...

10/03/05

Between 1 and 3 April Oxfam will conduct a team event called the “Oxfam Trailwalker”. It is primarily for walkers an...

10/03/05

Moreland Energy Foundation are proudly conducting a festival at “CERES”, 8 Lee Street Brunswick in Victoria on Sunda...

04/02/05

The trail descriptions section of the website has been revised and expanded. It now includes: New trail descriptions for...

04/02/05

Updates to the book are now available in the Guide Updates section. The book refers to a “website links” pag...

23/01/05

The Moyne Shire Council commissioned a feasiblity study into constructing a rail trail from Port Fairy to Dennington, ne...

20/12/04

Stewardship in Action grants of up to $30,000 are available for Victorian Rail Trail Committees of Management appointed ...

03/12/04

On 28 November the station sign for Barongarook was installed at the old station site. A sausage sizzle and small fair w...

24/11/04

On Sunday 28 November 2004, the Barongarook Hall Committee will hold a BBQ and car boot sale at the Barongarook Hall. It...

24/11/04

Despite a lot of rain, the Friends of the Great Southern Rail Trail had a very successful weekend on 13/14 November. Two...

12/11/04

Railtrails Australia were among the 151 attendees at the recent Adelaide Conference. Visit the Conference Web Site...

03/11/04

The friends of the Great Southern Rail Trail in South Gippsland have organised a weekend packed with activities involvin...

02/11/04

The second annual rail tail conference was held on 8 October 2004. The workshop covered a range of topics including buil...

01/11/04

The Railtrails Australia AGM 2004 was held on Wednesay 29 September. The committee was elected as follows: President: Ba...

01/11/04

Discuss rail trails online with our new forums section. Share your experiences on rail trails you have visited or ask qu...

01/11/04

Railtrails Australia today launched its rail trail signage guide. The guide is available here for download. Download the...

18/05/04

The Hon John Brumby MP, Minister for State and Regional Development opened the Ballarat – Skipton Rail Trail on 12...

18/02/04

Final surfacing works are about to commence on the trail. These will provide a good gravel surface the total distance. W...

18/02/04

The Goulburn to Crookwell Railway was opened in 1902, with special excursions for the Crookwell Show in March that year....

18/02/04

“TRAIL TRAFFIC COUNTERS – AN UPDATE” is a report by David Gasvoda, USFS Missoula Technology and Develo...

18/02/04

The recently developed Gippsland Lakes Discovery Trail connects the East Gippsland Rail Trail with Lake Entrance. For pa...

18/02/04

The trail has recently gaining funding to run a 4th and final Community Jobs Program on the trail. This will mean the co...

27/01/04

The first Railtrails Australia/Bicycle Victoria Rail Trails Conference, held on 17th October 2003, was a great success. ...

27/01/04

The Great Southern Rail Trail is now officially open through to Foster. For details of the trail, visit the trail’...

24/09/03

Melbourne’s Channel 7 screen a half hour Sunday show called “Discover”. On 23 August, the Channel 7 cr...

24/09/03

  On Friday 17 October, Bicycle Victoria and Railtrails Australia will present a a free conference for rail trail g...

24/09/03

A new report published by La Trobe University shows the economic benefits of rail trails. The report looked at spending ...

24/09/03

The Kettle Valley railway has a lot of work to do to rebuild their trail. Twelve bridges in the Myra Canyon have been lo...

10/09/03

Starting in Bairnsdale with activities beginning on Friday evening for those with more time to enjoy this fantastic regi...

10/09/03

A local group is currently looking to secure funding for a “rails to trails” project along the former Millaa...

10/09/03

Support is growing for an extension of the Bendigo to Axedale Rail Trail. The trail currently follows part of the cross-...

04/09/03

A rail trail link between the Adelaide Hills towns of Oakbank and Mt Pleasant is being investigated and having a feasibi...

04/09/03

The 2003 Bicyclling Australia Show will be on open to the public on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 September at the Rosehill Ga...

04/09/03

Melbourne’s Channel 7 screen a half hour Sunday show called “Discover”. On 23 August, the Channel 7 cr...

04/09/03

Three Community Jobs Programs have taken place on the rail trail since November 2001. Works on the trail have included: ...

12/08/03

The winter edition of the Railtrails Australia newsletter is now in the hands of subscribers. See the Newsletter section...

22/07/03

Railtrails Australia is in the final stages of developing a Signage Guide for rail trails. As well as providing practica...

22/07/03

The Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail at Yarra Junction will be the venue for a new art and environment project following...

22/07/03

This 54km rail trail is only 110km west of Melbourne and connects Ballarat and Skipton. It is described on page 97 of Ra...

22/07/03

Approximately 13.5km of trail has been developed as a multi-use trail for walking, cycling and horse riding. The trail i...

22/07/03

Mt Pleasant is 49km north east of Adelaide. Around 1918 a Railway line was opened between Balhanna, 10km east of Mt Loft...

19/02/03

The recent fires in North East Victoria have not affected the rail trail, the facilities along the trail, or the quality...

18/11/02

The first Trains’n’Timber Festival was held on 2nd and 3rd November. The festival recongnised the area’...

18/11/02

The Bicycling Australia Show was held in Melbourne last month. There was a good Rail trails presence at the show: Railtr...

08/10/02

Railtrails Australia will have a stand at the Bicycling Australia Show on Saturday 19 October. Come along and say hello....

05/10/02

Murray to the Mountains Opening The official opening of the Murray to the Mountains Rail Trail took place on Friday 13 S...

29/08/02

The first Trains’n’Timber Festival will be held at Shelley Forest Camp on the Wodonga to Cudgewa Rail Trail....

29/08/02

The offical opening of the Murray to the Mountains Rail Trail has been set for Friday 13 September. 10:30am Official ope...

29/08/02

The following is not directly rail trail related, but of interest to cyclists: On Wednesday the 11th of September at 7.3...

29/08/02

Since the closure of the railway services between Queanbeyan and Bombala interest has grown among cycling, equestrian, t...

29/07/02

The second Australian Tracks & Trails Conference to be held at Mandurah, near Perth, Western Australia from 14-16 Oc...

29/07/02

The WA Department of Sport and Recreation has announced that the Trailswest unit will be shut down, and the responsibili...

18/06/02

The East Gippsland Rail Trail is having its annual ride/walk/horseride on Saturday 22 June. BBQ lunch is provided at Bru...

18/02/02

The offical opening of the Old Beechy Rail Trail will take place on Saturday 9 March 2002. The trail follows sections of...

10/01/02

We have been using the “Mind-It” service offered by a company called Pumatech to provide updates when our Ne...

10/01/02

The Minister for Environment and Conservation, Hon. Cheryl Garbutt, announced that the Bracks Government have allocated ...

10/01/02

The new edition in 2002 of the Official Map of Roads published in Spain by the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, i...

10/01/02

The Minister for Environment and Heritage, the Hon Judy Edwards, launched the construction and funding of the first phas...

10/01/02

Centenary Photographic Competition Award Winners Colour Category: Landscape 1st: Chris Dimmock, Launching Place 2nd: Mer...

10/01/02

How does an annual report adequately describe the contributions made over a whole year by those who form the volunteer C...

11/12/01

The new edition has just come back from the printers. We are posting copies today (12/12/2001) to everyone who preordere...

13/10/01

A new edition of our Victorian Rail Trail Guidebook will soon be available. The new guide has been fully revised with im...

13/10/01

How do you spell “rail trail” anyway? (Does anyone care?) Three years ago, the Railtrails Australia committe...

12/10/01

Railtrails Australia has been monitoring the possibility of a rail trail along at least part of the historic Brisbane Ri...

13/08/01

There have been developments on a number of Victorian trails in recent months. A quick round up: Murray to the Mountains...

13/08/01

At the Annual General Meeting of the Friends of the Lilydale to Warburton Trail last week, the position of Treasurer was...

12/08/01

This year the railway form Lilydale to Warburton celebrates its centenary. While the railway is no longer with us, the L...

03/07/01

The Great Southern Rail Trail have a new information brochure. It is available by writing to: Friends of The Great South...

03/07/01

The Age of 26 June reports that the Victorian Government plans to use railway corridors for the roll-out of cable for br...

26/05/01

Information courtesy of the Bellarine Peninsula Railway. The Bellarine Peninsula Rail Trail runs from the outskirts of G...

24/05/01

Support for the Upper Blue Mountains Rail Trail is gaining momentum. The report below appeared in the Blue Mountains Gaz...

28/04/01

The last 2 km section from Sullivans Track to Yallourn has been graded and has a good surface (except for small sections...

21/04/01

Hundreds of cyclists flocked to Beechworth for the opening of the trail from Everton to Beechworth on Easter Monday. Thi...

21/04/01

Descriptions of railtrails on the Tasmanian West Coast are now available on the Railtrails Australia web site. A more de...

10/04/01

Bicycle Victoria met Minister Sheryl Garbutt in early April to seek resinstatement of funds ($700K) for the development ...

09/04/01

On Easter Monday the trail from Beechworth to Everton will be officially opened. It takes the form of a ride leaving the...

09/04/01

According to the February Trails & Greenways Update, the e-newsletter of the California Office of Rails-to-Trails Co...

09/04/01

Montezuma Falls Railtrail The North East Dundas Tramway once provided access to the mining town of Williamsford, passing...

13/03/01

Win the new book Railtrails Australia is planning for a new edition of Railtrails of Victoria to be published at the end...

14/02/01

Further to our recent item about the development of a trail beside a railway in the Blue Mountains, the Rails to Trails ...

14/02/01

Beechworth to Everton A new section of the railtrail from Beechworth to Everton is now effectively complete. Featuring a...

14/02/01

The Great Southern Rail Trail have a new information brochure. It is available by writing to: Friends of The Great South...

14/02/01

East Gippsland Rail Trail Works on the trail from Bruthen to Nowa Nowa are progressing. A good trail should be construct...

14/02/01

Victorian scouts have introduced a series of badges which scouts can achieve, related to ‘doing’ trails incl...

17/12/00

What is happening The Committee of Management and Friends of this unique recreation trail appeal for your support to sav...

17/12/00

While railtrails are generally developed along abandoned railway corridors, the term “railtrail” can also de...

17/12/00

The information below was provided by Complete Our Rail Trail (CORT). “Bridge the Gap” was the resounding me...

17/12/00

The information below was provided by the Warburton Rail Trail Committee of Management The decision by the Minister for ...

15/11/00

On Monday 13 November Mark Plummer, founder of Railtrails Australia briefed representatives from several New South Wales...

11/11/00

The 38 km Warburton Trail is one of Victoria’s best developed and most popular railtrails. At the Lilydale end it ...

01/11/00

There is a perceived need for suitable guidelines covering signage on aailtrails. As a consequence the Railtrails Austra...

31/10/00

Railtrails were well represented at the bike show in Melbourne with almost half of the “community” section o...

31/10/00

Information from the First National Tracks and Trails Conference held in Mansfield in May is now available on-line at th...

31/10/00

Subscriptions Officer Railtrails Australia is looking for a volunteer to take over the maintenance of our subscriber dat...

24/09/00

Railtrails at Melbourne Bicycle Show Sunday 15 October The Bicycling Australia Show is on Sunday 15 October at the Royal...

24/09/00

The next section of The Great Southern Rail Trail between Meeniyan and Stony Creek should be completed in the next 6-8 w...

20/08/00

As previously reported the former Turana to Oberon railway is to become a railtrail using the “trail between rails...

20/08/00

The Colac Otway Shire has decided to implement the Beechy line Railtrail Concept Plan. They will construct a railtrail o...

05/08/00

The Willunga Railtrail has the potential to provide a continuous linear pathway south of Adelaide over a distance of 34 ...

05/08/00

A short 800 m railtrail has been constructed in the town of Mansfield to link the visitor information centre with a loca...

28/07/00

A railtrail between Turana and Oberon in NSW has been given the go ahead. Although disused, this railway has not been li...

28/07/00

The following question was asked in Victorian Parliament recently. QUESTION 405. The Hon. M.A. Birrell – To ask th...

01/07/00

East Gippsland Sealing Sealing of the East Gippsland Rail Trail between Bairnsdale and Nicholson is now under way. The f...

16/06/00

Trail Survey A group of students from Swinburne University are conducting a survey of trail usage and economic impact on...

16/06/00

East Gippsland Rail Trail Bairnsdale to Nicholson In the next few weeks, this section of the trail will be sealed using ...

20/05/00

The Bass Coast Shire has been highly commended in the 1999 Heart Foundation Local Government Awards for the Anderson to ...

17/05/00

The First Australian Tracks and Trails Conference was held between 11 and 13 May at Pinnacle Valley Resort near Mansfiel...

17/05/00

Around 40 cyclists took part in the annual ride between Boolarra and Mirboo North this year. The weather on the day was ...

30/04/00

The Benalla by-election on May 13 represents a chance for the candidates to support the proposal for a railtrail from Ye...

14/04/00

New South Wales The old Meadowbank rail bridge across the Parramatta River in Sydney was opened by the NSW Minister for ...

12/04/00

The first Australian Tracks and Trails Conference will be held in Victoria from 11 to 13 May 2000. The venue is Pinnacle...

12/04/00

The annual 28km ride along the Mirboo North Rail Trail will take place on Sunday 7 May 2000 starting at 10am. The ride i...

30/03/00

The Light Railway Research Society will be conducting a walk on former tramways in the West Warburton area on Sunday 16 ...

30/03/00

Railtrails Australia has recently undertaken a planning process to look at long term goals and strategies for the organi...

06/03/00

The Warburton Trail This brige on the new section has been restored with handrails in the same style as those on the res...

18/02/00

The Annual Community Ride on the East Gippsland Railtrail is planned for Saturday 25 March. The 30 km ride starts at 9.3...

18/02/00

On Saturday 12 February 2000, the 16 km section of railtrail between Queenscliff and Drysdale was officially opened. Thi...

18/02/00

The Bright to Myrtleford section of the Murray to Mountains Railtrail was opened on Thursday 10 February. Around 150 peo...

18/02/00

Railtrails Australia has new phone and fax numbers, phone: (03) 9306 4846, fax (03) 9306 3848....

21/12/99

Friends of the Warburton Trail report that the section of the trail from Lilydale Station to Anderson Street is now traf...

22/11/99

Welcome to Railtrails Australia’s new web site. The site now includes information on railtrails in Victoria, South...

18/11/99

The Otago Central Rail Trail at 150 kilometres long is the single longest recreational facility of its kind in New Zeala...

31/10/99

Work has started in Wangaratta on the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail. When complete, this trail will total 94 km, linkin...

08/09/99

The official launch of our Railtrails of Victoria guide book on Saturday 28 August was an outstanding success. In overca...