Proposed Rail Trail – Cycling, Walking and Horse Riding
Community groups from Gladstone to Maryborough began lobbying government in 2012 to make use of the disused corridor from Taragoola (near Gladstone), through the Boyne Valley, on to Monto, Eidsvold, Mundubbera and south through Gayndah. .
In 2018 Boyne Burnett Inland Rail Trail Inc.. was formed, challenged with facilitating development of the rail corridor. The Gladstone and North Burnett Regional Councils have been successful in obtaining funding to have a feasibility study prepared for the 269 kilometre rail corridor from Gayndah to Taragoola.
The feasibility study has now been completed and there are:
– The 37 kilometre Gayndah to Mundubbera “Burnett River” section, which is quite close to the river in places and has a remarkable number of heritage listed bridges, which have also been recognised by Engineers Australia.
– The 74 kilometre Monto to Builyan section is very picturesque with the part from Kalpowar down the Dawes Range to Many Peaks being particularly spectacular. Near Kalpowar there are six tunnels in quick succession and magnificent views to be enjoyed.
The increasing support of the Queensland Government can be seen in the actions of the Transport and Main Roads Department who are actively seeking solutions to retain particularly critical bridges on some sections of the corridor, which will make those sections of the rail trail feasible.
MembershipQueensland Tourism Industry Council
Membership to BBIRT to cover insurances while travelling along the trail