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Bungendore to Captains Flat - Trail Description



Bungendore to Captains Flat

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Type: Rail trail
Location: Southern NSW near Canberra, 272km south of Sydney
Start/end: Bungendore to Captains Flat
Status: Possible
Length open: 0km
Surface: Coarse gravel
Terrain: flat to slight incline
Contact Region: Country NSW & ACT
Railway Bridge over Molongolo River (Feb 2018)
Railway Bridge over Molongolo River (Feb 2018)
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This rail trail is not yet open. It is one of 17 potential Rail Trails in NSW

This is a potential 36km rail trail running from the popular visitor town of Bungendore, near Canberra to the historic mining town of Captains Flat.


Local groups are hoping to develop this former branch line that follows the Molonglo River for some of its distance. Interest has been renewed in 2014 since the formation of RT4NSW.  This group is actively lobbying the State Government  to allow development of Rail Trails on ex-gov lines in NSW.  For further information click on the link below.

Background Information

The line only operated from 1940 to 1968 though in 1969 it was used during the making of the original "Ned Kelly" movie.


A news article on the cover of the Bungendore MIrror 16 April 2014 mentions this rail trail as an example of the protential benefits of rail trails in NSW.

For more information on Rail Trails in NSW  click HERE

December 2014


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30 July , 2017 by

Sadly it looks like nothing has happened since 2014 - this is 2017.

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