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Irwin Track Rail Trail - Trail Description

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Irwin Track Rail Trail

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Type: Rail trail
Location: Millaa Millaa, Atherton Tablelands, 1350km from Brisbane
Start/end: Millaa Millaa to Moregatta
Status: Open
Length open: 0km
Contact Region: North Queensland
Typical scenery on the track during an inspection. Photo Credit: Olive Waltham
Typical scenery on the track during an inspection. Photo Credit: Olive Waltham
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Description

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This trail in the mountains of the Atherton Tablelands would run 5km from Millaa Millaa to Moregatta passing farmland and two scenic reserves containing the renowned Millaa Millaa Falls.

Currently the only way to walk or ride to the falls is via the busy Palmerston Highway.

As of January 2007 the Queensland Environmental Protection Agency considers it has potential for both nature conservation and public amenity and has nominated it for Heritage Listing.

The Eacham Shire Council is currently considering its position on this Heritage Listing of the track. We hope they will support it so development of the track can commence in the not too distant future.

Background Information

The former railway branched off from the Atherton line at Tolga and reached Millaa Millaa in 1921. It closed relatively shortly after in 1964.

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Also refer to the Atherton Tablelands Rail Trail.

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Email or click here: qld@railtrails.org.au.

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Irwin Track (North Queensland) Nominated for Heritage Listing

(Posted: 16/01/07)

The Heritage Council of the Queensland Environmental Protection Agency has nominated this 5km former railway line for heritage listing. More...