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Buderim Tramway Heritage Trail

Queensland - South East

Location: 100 km north of Brisbane
Length: 2 km
Surface: Compacted earth, Sealed
Start / End: Buderim to Forest Glen
Public Transport: Train
Suitable for:
  • WalkingWalking

Map Legend:

  • Rail Trail
  • On Road
  • Possible Rail Trail
  • Other Trail
  • former Railway

DETAILS

Why visit the Buderim Tramway Heritage Trail?

  • Short walking trail situated 2 km from Buderim town centre
  • Follows an old narrow gauge (2' 6") tramway through bushland
  • The trail is suitable for walkers only.
 

Attractions

This is a well-maintained walking path in the Buderim region of the Sunshine Coast.

The general standard of this trail is good, but care must be taken during wet weather due to slippery pathways.

 

 

 

Trail Guide

Access to this trail is on the corner of Mons and Telco Road, Buderim  (2 km from Buderim Town Centre), with parking on the left hand side of  Telco Road. The path down to the trail is on the right hand side of Telco road and is well sign posted.

The site of the original Telco Station is about 100m towards Buderim from the parking area. From the entrance it is all downhill to the Mons Station site (1100m from the start) and the trail continues on to Liana Place (2km) which is the current end of this trail.

Personal mobility vehicles would be able to access the first 800m. The entrance has a sealed zig zag path,while the rest is compacted earth.

There are no water bubblers or toilet facilities on this trail.

Background Information

Traditional Owners 

We acknowledge the Gubbi Gubbi people, the traditional custodians of the land and waterways on which the rail trail is built.

Railway History

This Tramway was built to narrow guage (2’6″) and left the QGR at Palmwoods Station.

No part of the orginal line remains, but there are some sleepers still visible on the walking trail.

The part of the current QR line that runs behind the Palmwoods station is known as the Buderim Loop.

Station along this line were Chevallum, ForestGlen, Mons , Telco, Glenmount and Buderim. There was a siding with a crane called Guys Siding near the Buderim end of the line.

The first train ran on 1st December 1914 and the line was officially opened on the 15 th June 1915.

It was closed on 10th August 1935.

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NEWS

Come and enjoy the Buderim Tramway Centenary June 20 (S.E. QLD)

Posted: 05/06/15

Buderim-Palmwoods Heritage Tramway walk will be celebrating their Centenary on 20 June 2015. Celebrations will include unveiling ...

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