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Caboolture to Wamuran Rail Trail - Trail Description

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Caboolture to Wamuran Rail Trail

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Type: Rail trail
Location: Caboolture, 47km north of Brisbane
Start/end: Caboolture to Wamuran
Status: Open
Length open: 10.5km
Surface: Sealed
Terrain: Urban / Semi-rural
Best seasons: Any
Public transport: Train
Features: tourist
Contact Region: S.E. Queensland
Wamuran (2020)
Wamuran (2020)
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
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Features

  • A 10.5km high quality urban rail trail with some rural sections close to Brisbane.
  • Small bridges, road crossings with distinctive railway themed treatments, seating nodes, landscaping

    and wayfinding signage.

Description

Caboolture to Wamuran (10.5km)

The landscaping contract has been awarded and that will all be done by the end of February 2021.

The rail trail has a 3m to 3.5m wide asphalt surface commencing from Beerburrum Road, Caboolture and terminating at Atwood Street, Wamuran. Currently (November 2020) there is a short, on-road section detouring
around a closed off section of the trail where it intersects King St.

The trail includes a major entry statement in Caboolture and Wamuran and also includes 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.

If driving to the entry at Caboolture it is recommended to park in Toohey St. At Wamuran there is ample car
parking immediately across the road from the trailhead. At Wamuran, public toilets are located immediately
across the highway behind the Community Centre.

The trail provides 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 Trail (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 Street. 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.

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.

Links

The trail is managed by the Moreton Bay Regional Council

Please report any issues to the council and copy RTA.

November 2020

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Contact Us About This Trail

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

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Comments

3 comments

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11 February , 2021 by fjnolan3@gmail.com

All outstanding works are now complete on the trail. Detours have been removed.

11 October , 2020 by CNsylvester

This morning I rode this rail trail for the first time. Its 98% complete, just one section to go which associated with crossing a road. There is currently a detour in place so Wamuran to Caboolture can be riden. Its 98% sealed bitumen and almost level. I ride my bicycle casually daily and this rail trail took me 27mins to complete the 10km one way. Very nicely done and very much worth the effort. Nice facilities provided, shops at both ends. Enjoy!

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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News

News

Caboolture to Wamuran Rail Trail opening

(Posted: 28/12/20)

More than 50 years after the last train to Kilcoy set out from Caboolture, the rail corridor came to life again just in time for Christmas 2020.

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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.

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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

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