- Rail Trail
- On Road
- Potential Rail Trail
- Other Trail
- former Railway
Remnants of the uprights of the old railway trestle crossing the creek on the original alignment just south of Mooloolah can still be seen on the western side of the road near the road bridge that has been closed to motor vehicle use.
While the forests along the route have been very heavily logged in the past, the park still preserves the species sets that are typical of the sandstone landscapes of this area.
The tunnel has a beautiful natural low reverberation pitch.
Last updated: 29 August 2021
This short rail trail actually follows the main Brisbane-Cairns railway line between Landsborough and Mooloolah in what is sort of a “railway” national park, the Dularcha National Park.
It incorporates some of the original alignment of the railway line that was abandoned in 1931 when a flatter route was opened.
This original alignment incorporates a 100m tunnel constructed in 1890.
Most of the section of the track adjacent to the current railway line is fenced securely. The old railway alignment and the tunnel are used by at least two utility providers, for Telstra fibre optics and a Caloundra City Council sewerage main.
At the northern end, access by car is via King Rd and Dorson St because an old timber bridge on Paget St has been closed to vehicles. Pedestrians and cyclists can take the more direct route via Jones St then Paget St.
Landsborough Dularcha just south of tunnel.
Landsborough Dularcha - south portal.
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