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Mary Valley Rail Trail - Trail Description



Mary Valley Rail Trail

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Type: Rail trail
Location: SE QLD 158km North from Brisbane (via Caboolture) 167 KM( via Gympie) 53km south of Gympie 53km East of Noosa
Start/end: Imbil to Brooloo
Status: Closed
Length open: 0km
Surface: Coarse gravel
Terrain: Flat
Best seasons: All Year
Features: tourist
Contact Region: S.E. Queensland
Brooloo  March 1993
Photo M Linnett
Brooloo March 1993 Photo M Linnett
Suitable for Suitable for walking Suitable for cycling mountain bikes Suitable for cycling touring hybrid bikes Suitable for horse riding



This 4.5km rail trail travels through the towns of Imbil and Brooloo.

Most of the rail trail passes through state forest.

Bell birds had made there home along the rail trail as well as many other native animals.

This trail is not yet open 



  • The access points at Imbil is via William St (limited parking)
  • The access points at Brooloo is via Sutton St.
  • Toilets and water avaiable at Imbil

Cafes, Hotel, Fuel Caravan Park, Motel



No toilets or water available

Background Information

The Mary Valley line started from the Gympie Station and was served in the early days by a Rail motor. Timber was the major freight on this line as well as dairy.

The Valley Ratter Steam Train runs between Old Gympie to Amamoor (13km north of Imbil) on weekends.

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01 August , 2018 by Dave

Rode this trail on 31.7.2018. Pretty bumpy on Mtn bike, but okay. The trail had been slashed/mowed only a day or so prior which was great. Every road or driveway has barbed wire gates closing off tail. Some I was able to open and close, others I had to throw bike over and scramble under - pretty annoying and obviously not possible for horse riders to use. The old timber bridge that was there in 2004 has since been removed, sadly. I had to throw bike down embankment and push through long grass to get to road to bypass this creek, just south of Western Creek road. Two things made this an enjoyable trip. 1/. The Bell birds at George Burtenshaw Feature Protection Area can be heard as the trail passes right beside it. 2/. The lovely little town of Imbil….

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Mary Valley Rail Trail construction works underway

(Posted: 27/05/19)

Construction activities have commenced for the Mary Valley Rail Trail from Imbil to Brooloo.


Mary Valley Rail Trail planning feedback (Queensland)

(Posted: 04/07/18)

Gympie Regional Council is currently in the preliminary stages of planning the Mary Valley Rail Trail