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Kingaroy - Kilkivan Rail Trail (South Burnett R.T.) - Trail Description



Kingaroy - Kilkivan Rail Trail (South Burnett R.T.)

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Type: Rail trail
Location: SE QLD, 225 Km northwest of Brisbane
Start/end: Kingaroy to Theebine
Status: Possible
Length open: 0km
Surface: Coarse gravel
Public transport: Coach
Features: tourist
Contact Region: S.E. Queensland
Cr Kathy Duff, Former Mayor Wayne Kratzmann , Hon. Jeff Sweeney
Cr Kathy Duff, Former Mayor Wayne Kratzmann , Hon. Jeff Sweeney
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The Honourable Jeff Sweeney, Depty Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastucture and Planning has announced that The Queensland Government has provide $ 2 million  for stage one of the Kingaroy to Killkivan Rail Trail.

These funds are made possiable  by the Governments "Royalties for Regional program"

South Burnett Regional Mayor, said the Rail Trail would reinvigorate several small towns along the trail  while preserving the History of the railway line in the area.

Gympie Regional Council Depty Mayor said it would give his shire a boost in tourism .

The Theebine to Kingaroy corridor is 131km in length.


The Kingaroy to Kilkivan Rail Trail will use part of the Former Theebine to Nanango rail corridor.

The first section of this rail trail will be on Kingaroy to Kilkivan section of the former railway line with a total lenght of 60km.

The Kingaroy to Theebine Rail Trail has the ability to connect the Brassall Bikeway, Brisbane Valley Rail Trail and the Bicentennial National Trail. Developing this rail corridor into a rail trail would ultimately deliver a continuous recreation trail over 350 kilometres in length. It would connect the communities of Ipswich to the Sunshine Coast with a trail traversing the regional and rural communities of Somerset and South Burnett.

Background Information

The Kingaroy - Theebine railway was used for argiculture and commercial freight as well as passenger public transport and was one of the first branch lines built in Queensland. It was utilised by the Peanut Marketing Board of Kingaroy and also by the Murgon abattoir which has since closed down.

Kingaroy to Nanango closed on the 1st July 1964 ,while the Theebine to Kingaroy was officially closed in early 2010.

Following the closure there has been support for the development of a rail trail at the local and state government level.


July 2014

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Construction resumes on the Kingaroy to Kilkivan Rail Trail

(Posted: 25/04/17)

After a short delay, the South Burnett Regional Council resumes work of the rail trail


Work starts on the Kingaroy- Kilkivan Rail Trail (SE Qld)

(Posted: 06/02/16)

Construction has commenced  on the Kingaroy to Kilkivan  Rail Trail.


Queensland Government funds Newest Rail Trail

(Posted: 01/08/14)


The Queensland Government has provided funds of $2 Million Dollars for the State newest Rail Trail