The South Burnett is home to two rail trails, ideal for the outdoor adventurist.
The first trail is the 148kms Brisbane Valley Rail Trail, which follows the Brisbane Valley rail line which commenced construction near Ipswich in 1884 and was completed at Yarraman by 1913.
Travelling along the trail visitors can experience views of local farmland, picturesque rural settings and country towns. Being on the old railway line the trail provides an easy climb up the valley for day trippers, overnight campers or long term travellers.
- Old Linville Station
- Tent School site at MacNamara’s Camp
- Old Nukku Station building at Blackbut
The Kilkivan to Kingaroy railway was one of the first branch lines built in Queensland. Originally used for agriculture and commercial freight, as well as passenger transport.
In 2017 the second of the South Burnett Rail Trails was opened with Queensland’s longest sealed rail trail travelling 44kms from Kingaroy to Murgon.
This easily accessible, varied and unique rail trail offers close proximity to towns and villages through the South Burnett. Each offers their own unique experiences and places to explore, including historic landmarks and buildings, art galleries, museums, food and wine, shopping and markets.
- “Wagon Camp” diorama at Wondai Timber Museum
- “Peanut Hunt” at Kingaroy Heritage Museum
- Barambah creek and wildlife