Information and links to trails in Queensland
Experience the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail
Queensland’s Greatest Rail Trail is open all year round. Really close to Brisbane, it’s all off-road and traffic free, just South East Queensland’s big skies and distinctive landscapes to enjoy. Come and experience for yourself why thousands of people love exploring the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail at a leisurely pace on bicycle, on horseback or on foot. Get a group of friends together and come and find out what Queensland country all about.
For more information, check out the brisbanevalleyrailtrail.com.au website.
Video produced by the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail Users Association Inc
Narration by Spencer Howson.
Explore Queensland’s best natural areas on foot!
The Great Walks of Queensland are a world-class system of walking tracks through Queensland’s protected area estate, including four magnificent World Heritage Areas, and offer a range of experiences, from short, easy strolls to half and full-day walks and extended overnight adventures, giving people of all ages and abilities the opportunity to explore, experience and enjoy the magnificence of Queensland’s parks and forests
With more than 63km of walking trails, 50km of mountain biking trails and 23km of horse riding trails, Toowoomba Region is a must go destination for the outdoor enthusiasts.
To find more about what the region offers please follow this link: http://www.tr.qld.gov.au/facilities-recreation/sport-recreation/fields-outdoor-recreation/227-where-to-walk
For example: Picnic Point Park
164 Tourist Rd,
Toowoomba City QLD 4350
Find on Google Maps
From Toowoomba CBD head towards James Street and follow east. Turn right onto Tourist Road and turn left at the roundabout. Continue to the end of the road and find a carpark.
Description: A mix of urban parkland and bushland close to the city. The escarpment bushland area provides a lovely natural experience where visitors can escape the city and enjoy excellent views east from the Great Dividing Range. A number of walking tracks exist through the escarpment park, which are popular with bushwalkers. From the top of the range and down through bushland to the east there are a number of graded walks and a bridle trail. Ranging from an easy 500-metres to over five kilometres, the trails take the visitor into a world of busy birdlife and distinctive native flora.
A comprehensive source of information for all water related activities in the region in one complete guide. From pristine inland freshwater rivers, vast lakes and wetlands to the exciting and diverse coastline, the Wide Bay Burnett region of Queensland invites you to enjoy the best it has to offer.
Atherton Tablelands offers some of the best mountain bike and road cycling adventures in Queensland. Magnificent flowing single track, family trails, epic mountain bike rides and scenic back country road rides that will take your breath away. Atherton Tablelands is fast becoming the ultimate cycling destination in Queensland.
Rail trails are shared-use paths recycled from abandoned railway corridors. They can be used for walking, cycling and horse riding, and meandering through scenic countryside link small country towns as railways did in the past.
See also Brisbane Valley Rail Trail below
The Brisbane Valley Rail Trail (BVRT) follows the disused Brisbane Valley rail line that commenced construction at Wulkuraka near Ipswich in 1884 and was completed at Yarraman in 1913. The BVRT winds its way up the Brisbane valley, traversing farmland, forests, picturesque rural settings and country towns. Being on the old railway line, the BVRT provides an easy climb up the valley for day trippers, overnight camping or longer term adventures.
The Noosa Trail Network is made up of eight scenic hinterland trails suitable for walking, horse riding or mountain biking. The spectacular countryside trails are well signposted, and vary in length and difficulty.
A compiled database of 4wd tracks right across Queensland, New South Wales and Australia. Each 4×4 track writeup includes great content, Videos & images of how to drive your 4wd on the Track.
Source: 4WD Life
While not in Queensland, The Clarence Canoe & Kayak Trail, just over the border, is the longest white water trail in Australia! It covers more than 195 km of river between the Nymboi-Binderay National Park and the township of Copmanhurst encompassing the Nymboida, Mann and Clarence river systems. It offers spectacular scenery, an abundance of wildlife and some exhilarating whitewater adventure!
Your go-to site for all things hiking and adventures in Brisbane.
A selection of some of the best trails around Brisbane
We host meet-ups and connect like minded adventurers!
Other Useful Information
Excerpts from the Rail Trails Australia Magazine “Rail Trail Connections
- Queensland Rail Trail News, Rail Trail Connections (Spring 2018)
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Rail Trails Australia
Great Walks is Australia’s ultimate walking magazine. Every issue is packed with gear guides, product reviews, advice on the best travel destinations, inspiring real-life accounts from seasoned walkers and practical information on specific walks and their accompanying maps.
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