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Northern Territory

The Northern Territory has several rail trails that are part of the former Northern Australian Railway. Some other railway stations have survived including Pine Creek and Adelaide River. It is possible to walk along the old right of way at these locations.

The Alice Springs - Darwin railway opened in 2004 and parts of the new railway were placed on the old North Australian Railway alignment. However some parts of the old line were bypassed and remain in the bush. The new railway runs to the Darwin suburb of Palmerston and then to the port. It does not go into the centre of town leaving the remaining section of the old railway as a rail trail.

If you are aware of any further sections of this railway that are accessible then please email us at the address in the Contact Us section.

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Darwin Rail Trail (27.8km)

Location: Darwin

Suitable for walking Suitable for cycling mountain bikes Suitable for cycling touring hybrid bikes Suitable for wheelchairs Suitable for prams Suitable for scooters in line skates
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Katherine Rail Trail (6km)

Location: Katherine, 320km from Darwin

Suitable for walking Suitable for cycling mountain bikes Suitable for cycling touring hybrid bikes Suitable for wheelchairs Suitable for prams Suitable for scooters in line skates

Pine Creek Rail Trail (1km)

Location: Pine Creek, approximately 225km south of Darwin

Suitable for walking Suitable for cycling touring hybrid bikes
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