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Capricorn Coast Pineapple Rail Trail - Trail Description

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Capricorn Coast Pineapple Rail Trail

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Type: Rail trail
Location: Capricorn Coast of central Queensland, 633km from Brisbane
Start/end: Rockhampton to Yeppoon
Status: Partially open
Length open: 4.5km
Surface: Sealed
Terrain: Bush and farm land
Best seasons: All Year
Public transport: Coach
Features: tourist
Contact Region: S.E. Queensland
Enjoying the trail. (Sharon Moodie)
Enjoying the trail. (Sharon Moodie)
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 proposed 53km rail trail from the major regional centre of Rockhampton to the coastal resort town of Yeppoon
  • The first section in Yeppoon has been opened to a high standard.
  • There is also strong community support to extend the trail all the way to the Rockhampton to join the two communities.

Description

Yeppoon           

  • The first 4.5km section from the centre of Yeppoon to the Yeppoon - Rockhampton Rd is relatively level and has a high standard asphalt surface.
  • It passes through urban and picturesque bushland settings, and is a valuable recreation and commuting link to get into the centre of town.
  • and a further 1.5km to mountain bike standard to Bondoola.  It is planned to have this open in 2015
  • .Care must be taken while crossing Barmayree Road due to high traffic usage

Access points

             Braithwaite Street, Yeppoon     ( parking available)
             Barmayree Road, Yeppoon
             Putt Street , Barmaryee             (parking available)

             

Future Sections

  • The 39km from Yeppon Golf Course to Nerimbera passes through flat bushland initially to Cawarral then becomes more hilly and winding as it passes through Mt Chalmers and Mt Nicholson stations towards Rockhampton.
  • The 9.5km from Nerimbera to Rockhampton is still an active railway.  An on road path or rail side trail beside the railway could be constructed and there is certainly a precedent in Rockhampton where mainline trains run down the main street!

Background Information

The railway line was constructed in 1909 and was closed beyond Broadmeadows when its main loading, pineapples, were shifted to road transport in 2006.

The Rockhampton Regional Council has committed to taking on the lease of the rail corridor and funding has been obtained for the first section.

With to de-alamagation in Janurary 2014 this rail trail is now maintained under the new Livingstone Shire Council, who are very keen to apply for funding to extend this raill trail.

Links

Livingstone Shire Council

The Capricorn BUG has been the main co-ordinator of community efforts to get a rail trail for this region of Queensland.

27 June  2017

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Contact Us About This Trail

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

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News

News

Repairs completed to the Pineapple Rail Trail

(Posted: 25/06/16)

 

Repairs are now complete for the Pineapple Rail Trail

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Temporary closure of the Pineapple Rail Trail

(Posted: 08/05/16)

Pineapple repairs

The Pineapple Rail Trail ( Yeppoon) will be partially closed for cyclone damage repairs

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Join the friends of the Pineapple Rail Trail (Yeppoon QLD.) meeting on Wednesday March 2

(Posted: 28/02/16)

Come and join the friends of the Rail Trail This Wednesday March 2 2016 .

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Brisbane Valley Rail Trail Petition

(Posted: 19/05/15)

 The Brisbane Valley needs your support for its completion.

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Flood Damage to Queensland Rail trail

(Posted: 11/04/14)

Queensland Capricorn Pineapple Rail Trail Suffers flood damage

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Capricorn Coast Pineapple Rail Trail Opening

(Posted: 13/01/14)

All are welcome to the opening of Queensland newest rail trail in Yeppoon

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Construction Starts on Capricorn Coast Rail Trail

(Posted: 03/12/12)

Stage one at Yeppoon is due to open in 2013.

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Funding for Capricorn Coast Rail Trail (QLD)

(Posted: 02/07/11)

Capricorn Coast Rail Trail will receive $1.1 million for first stage construction at Yeppoon.

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