- Rail Trail
- On Road
- Possible Rail Trail
- Other Trail
- former Railway
- The trail is a pleasant path along the old rail reserve. It has easy grades and is ideal for children and novice riders.
- Centenary Gardens features an old rail weighbridge complete with gangers’ trolley, railway signal, BBQ and picnic facilities, playground and toilets.
- Old station building
- Silo art
- Rural town scenery
- Lavender Federation Walking Trail access
- Murray to Clare Lavender Cycling Trail (M2C) access
The Eudunda Rail Trail features a smooth fine gravel surface of good width. It is South Australia’s shortest rail trail but is a handy off-road link for cyclists, walkers and runners. Two of SA’s long distance trails, the Lavender Federation Walking Trail and the M2C Lavender Cycling Trail, pass along this trail.
There are coffee shops, bakery and supermarket in the nearby main street, and toilets and picnic facilities at Centenary Gardens.
Worlds End Hwy to Thiele Hwy (0.6km)
The trail starts opposite the Centenary Gardens on Worlds End Hwy and runs through the station yard alongside the old platform. The stone station building is intact but in poor condition. East of the station the trail passes between a large iron elevated tank and a water standpipe. Grain silos opposite the station have been decorated with ‘silo-art’.
Head east across South Tce and continue behind houses until the trail leaves the railway embankment and terminates at a pedestrian crossing on Thiele Hwy.
Opposite the trail start point on Worlds End Hwy, a paved footpath leads into Centenary Gardens past a rail weighbridge with a gangers’ trolley on display. Adjacent is a children’s playground and free BBQ facilities with public toilets beyond that. A bronze statue pays tribute to author Colin Thiele who grew up in this area.
Lavender Federation Walking Trail
The Lavender Trail extends south to Murray Bridge and northwest to Clare and is well signposted.
M2C Lavender Cycling Trail
The M2C Lavender Cycling Trail extends south to Murray Bridge and northwest to Clare using mostly unsealed roads and tracks. It is not signposted but maps and directions can be downloaded.
Silo art adjacent to the trail 2021
Water tank Eudunda station 2021
signal tower next to the playground 2021
weighbridge and trolly 2021
Eudunda Railway Station 2021
trail heads toward Thiele Hwy 2021
We acknowledge the Ngadjuri people, the traditional custodians of the land and waterways on which the rail trail is built.
Development and Future of the Rail Trail
The trail takes advantage of the old railway reserve to provide an off-road link between the centre of town and the showgrounds/oval area to the east.
There have been proposals to extend the rail trail north to Hampden but there are currently no extensions planned.
Rail Line History
The first section of the line from Gawler to Kapunda was opened in 1860. It was extended via Eudunda to Morgan in 1878 to provide a more efficient freight and passenger connection between the Murray paddle steamers and both the city of Adelaide and Port Adelaide for ocean transport.
The Eudunda to Morgan section closed in 1969 and the line removed not long after. The Kapunda to Eudunda section was closed in 1994 and was pulled up the following year.