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Caboolture - Wamuran & Loop Rail Trail - Trail Description



Caboolture - Wamuran & Loop Rail Trail

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Type: Rail trail
Location: Caboolture, 47km north of Brisbane
Start/end: Caboolture to Wamuran
Status: Partially open
Length open: 3km
Surface: Compacted earth, Sealed
Terrain: Urban
Best seasons: Dry
Public transport: Train
Features: tourist
Contact Region: S.E. Queensland
Locals enjoying the rail trail in all weather! (2019, Moreton Bay Regional Council)
Locals enjoying the rail trail in all weather! (2019, Moreton Bay Regional Council)
Suitable for walking Suitable for cycling mountain bikes Suitable for cycling touring hybrid bikes Suitable for wheelchairs Suitable for horse riding Suitable for prams Suitable for scooters in line skates



  •  By 2020 this will be a 10km high qualitly urban rail trail with some rural sections close to Brisbane.
  • There is an existing short but scenic trail west of Wamuran.


Caboolture to Wamuran (2.5km)

This rail trail is currently under construction with the first 2.5km stage open.

It has a 3m to 3.5m wide asphalt surface commencing from Beerburrum Road, Caboolture and terminating at Atwood Street, Wamuran.

The rail trail includes a major entry statement in Caboolture and Wamuran and also include shelters, lighting, information map boards, drinking fountains, seating, and landscaping.
The pathway is designed for all-weather usage being mostly constructed of asphalt with some key entry sections of decorative concrete.

Features of the trail include bridges, road crossings, seating nodes, landscaping and wayfinding signage.

If driving to the entry at Caboolture it is recommended to park in Toohey St.

The trail providse a key transport link for pedestrians and cyclists attending local schools including Tullawong State School, Tullawong State High School, Grace Lutheran College, St Peter’s Catholic Primary School and St Paul’s Lutheran Primary School.

Wamuran Forest (6 km)

This trail winds through state forest near the Glasshouse Mountains. It is an attractive walk or ride and is included in Bicycle Queensland's book Good Rides in South East Queensland.

  • It has a dirt surface.
  • The trail starts at Mylett Road. This road is a dead end, and the trail starts at the gate at the end of the road. It finishes at a gate on Raaen Road. This gate is marked with a TRAIL sign.

These TRAIL signs actually mark the "Wamuran Loop Trail" (28km) which runs through the forest and, also starting at Raaen Road. The Loop Trail also takes in a short section of former railway beside the highway just west of Wamuran.

Durundur Railway

At Woodford, 13km north west of Wamuran, a short section of the old line has been developed as a tourist railway. The original station buildings from both Wamuran and D'Aguilar can be found there. The 1km railway has been built to 2 foot (610mm) gauge and is based around locomotives from sugar cane lines.Trains operate on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month. For more information see the Railway's Website.

Background Information

The railway from Caboolture to Kilcoy was fully opened by 1913 and was closed back to Wamuran in 1964. Regular service to Wamuran ceased in 1996.

The first stage of the rail trail to Wamuran was opened in 2019. Stage 2 is currently under construction and due to be completed in June 2019 and the remainder is planned to be completed by 2020.

The project is part of a $7 million investment by Moreton Bay Regional Council and the Queensland Government to deliver cycle and pedestrian facilities between Caboolture and Wamuran making sustainable travel easier.


The trail is managed by the Moreton Bay Regional Council

Please report any issues to the council and copy RTA.

May 2019

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15 May , 2020 by DJ238

Moreton Bay Council had just announced that the trail from Caboolture to Wamuran was open so we took a ride to check it out on 15May20. We started at Caboolture and rode the 10km to Wamuran and then back. The finished section of the trail is in excellent condition and reasonably flat, but the middle part was still under construction with graders and workers on the road doing the road base, although you can still cycle through safely. It was a pretty ride and well signposted with good coffee shops close the start and finish. At this stage it is hard to find the start or finish addresses so we took lots of photos and added these details to Google maps, but if you want to start at Caboolture enter '51 Toohey Rd, Caboolture' into Google maps and this will take you to the rail trail carpark.

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Caboolture Rail Trail Opens First Stage

(Posted: 19/05/19)

The first stage of the 10.5km Caboolture to Wamuran Rail Trail has been opened.


Wamuran Rail Trail Loop

(Posted: 13/01/14)

Damage to the Caboolture- Wamuran  Rail Loop (Queensland)  from last years severe weather conditions has now been fully repaired