- Rail Trail
- On Road
- Potential Rail Trail
- Other Trail
- former Railway
- A high quality rail trail connecting the main centres of the major regional seaside town of Hervey Bay
- Provides access to the beaches and the 868m long pier at Urangan
- Many road crossings but all have treatment appropriate to their use.
- The foreshore trail along the coast from the Urangan Pier makes a very scenic loop trail back to Pialba.
- Along this stretch there are an increasing number of cafes and restaurants opening to keep users fueled up.
The Fraser Coast has many wonderful attractions and activities. A few are listed below.
- Visit Queens Park Maryborough
- Go To The Maryborough Markets
- Browse Through Brennan And Geraghty’s Store Museum
- Discover The Maryborough Military And Colonial Museum
- Explore The Fraser Coast Wildlife Sanctuary
- Take a fun train ride on the ‘Mary Ann’ throughout Maryborough’s Queens Park alongside Mary River
- Go Whale Watching July Through November
- Take A Stroll Along The Esplanade
- Visit The Botanic Gardens In Urangan
- Visit The 868 meter Long Urangan Pier
- Hervey Bay Historical Village and Museum
- Take A Trip To Fraser Island Queensland
Last updated: 10 July 2022
- Urraween – Parking on side of road (wide verges)
- Pialba – Parking available at the Hervey Bay Community Centre with walk/cycle path connections to the rail trail.
- Urangan – At the Pier
- Nikenbah – Park on side of road (wide verges)
Urraween to Pialba to Urangan (7.5km)
- Wide sealed trail surface connects the main centres of the coastal city of Hervey Bay.
Pialba to Nikenbah (7km)
- Wide sealed trail surface connects the main centre to southerly suburbs.
There are no facilities near the rail trail except a cafe at Nikenbah.
Nikenbah to Stockyard Creek (3.5km)
- Wide gravel trail surface through bushland with quite a bit of bird life.
Due to no formal crossing of the busy Hervey Bay to Maryborough Rd, this section currently starts at Piggford Lane.
There are no facilities on this section except a shelter at Stockyard Creek.
The rail trail at Urraween (2012)
Coffee shop along the rail trail Nikenbar
The 868m long pier and beach at Urangan is a major attraction of the area.(2007)
The rail trail connects with the scenic Hervey Bay foreshore trail (2007)
Mural on the trail at Pialba (2007)
The former station at Pialba (2012)
Whale mural at Pialba 
Whale artwork at Pialba 
The high standard of construction in town makes the trail accessible to all members of the community (2007)
The high standard of construction makes the trail accessible to all members of the community (2007)
The former Nikenbah station site (2018)
The first rural section of trail is not sealed but still to a good standard (2018
The current end of the rail trail at Stockyard Creek (2018)
The Mary River is a major feature of historic Maryborough, the future destination of the rail trail.
We acknowledge the Badtjala people, the traditional custodians of the land and waterways on which the rail trail is situated.
Development and future of the rail trail
The trail is managed by the Fraser Coast Regional Council, who extended the trail to the Urangan Pier, which links it up with the foreshore shared path along the Bay water front.
Discussions are currently under way to determine a suitable crossing of the busy Hervey Bay to Maryborough Rd to join the rural and urban sections together.
The Council, supported by local cycling groups such as the Fraser Coast BUG, have developed a plan for the whole of the former line to be converted to a rail trail and a connection made from Colton to Maryborough to provide a safe link between the two cities.
Rail Line History
The former railway branched off the North Coast main line at Colton, just above Maryborough. It reached Pialba in 1896 and was extended to Urangan in 1913. The line carried out a lot of pineapples from local farms and goods from the Urangan Pier and brought in a lot of picnic trains from Maryborough. The last section of the line closed in 1993. The rails are still in place from Colton to Takura.
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