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New South Wales

Currently the range of rail trails in New South Wales is limited to a few short trails in the Blue Mountains and Newcastle areas. The trails in the Blue Mountains are only suitable for walking.

Several communities in country areas are pushing for the development of some quite long rail trails. However they have a challenge unique to NSW in that rails remain on many closed lines in the state, because an act of parliament is required for the line to be officially closed, thus allowing the land to be used for other purposes. It is hoped that future years  will see some success for the work of these groups and development of some of these trails being approved

Find out about our Campaign for New South Wales Rail Trails.

The main rail trails in NSW and ACT are shown on the map above. Choose a region for a complete list of trails.

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New England Rail Trail (0km)

Location: In the New England area of North East NSW

Not yet open

Richmond Vale Rail Trail (0km)

Location: Hexham to Richmond Vale in the north west Newcastle area

Not yet open

Broken Hill to Silverton (0km)

Location: Old tramway between Broken Hill and Silverton in the state's far west

Not yet open

Sandy Hollow to Merriwa (0km)

Location: 100km north west of Newcastle

Not yet open

Dorrigo to Glenreagh (0km)

Location: Northern NSW

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