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North Mount Lyell Rail Trail - Trail Description



North Mount Lyell Rail Trail

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Type: Rail trail
Location: South of Queenstown: through Lynchford and over Mt Jukes. , 290km from Hobart
Start/end: Bird River to Kelly Basin and Pillinger
Status: Open
Length open: 12km
Surface: Compacted earth
Features: tourist
Contact Region: Western Tasmania
Suitable for walking Suitable for cycling touring hybrid bikes Suitable for 4wd vehicles



This great trail follows a historic former railway route through lovely rainforest inside te World Heritage Area. Kelly Basin and Pillinger are historic town sites on the shores of Macquarie Harbour. A 5km section from the Bird River turnoff to Bird River is suitable for 4WD and bicycles. From Bird River the trail is for walking only. Allow a full day for the walk to Pillinger.

For more information on this trail see the book Rail Trails of Tasmania.

May 2011

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13 January , 2020 by Martincousins

I have not walked or ridden this trail but it was recommended by another traveler as a beautiful walk.

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