Rail Trail – Kilkivan

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Sign at the start of the Kilkivan to Kingaroy Rail Trail. It reads Welcome to the Kilkivan to Kingaroy with the towns listed underneath. Symbols for hiking, bike riding, and horseriding

The Kilkivan to Kingaroy Rail Trail is a shared-use path re-used from abandoned railway corridor, officially opened at Kilkivan in September 2017. The trail allows walking and bike riding. Horse riding is only allowed between Kilkivan and Murgon.

The trail is based on the Kingaroy to Theebine railway, used for agriculture and commercial freight, and passengers. The railway was officially closed in 2010, and the rail trail was commenced in 2016. Starting from Kilkivan where the Kilkivan train station used to be, the trail leads through Goomeri, Murgon, Wondai, Tingoora, Wooroolin, Memerambi, Crawford, and finally Kingaroy, a total of 88kms.

Kilkvan to Goomeri, 28.66km
Goomeri to Murgon, 16.77km
Murgon to Wondai, 12.91km
Wondai to Tingoora, 8.39km
Tingoora to Wooroolin, 6.07km
Wooroolin to Memerambi, 4.97km
Memerambi to Crawford, 5.78km
Crawford to Kingaroy, 5.33km

Taking supplies with you is important, especially water as outside of the towns it is not available, and not all towns have readily available water.

To get there:

The start of the rail trail at Kilkivan is at the western end of the main road Blight St in Kilkivan, the Wide Bay Hwy.

 

 

 

Cost: Free

Hours: Anytime

Toilets: Yes, toilets available at Kilkivan, Goomeri, Murgon, Wondai, Tingoora, Wooroolin, Memerambi, Kingaroy

Bins: Yes, at Kilkivan

Tables: Yes, at Kilkivan

Seating: Yes, at Kilkivan

Water: Yes, water available at Kilkivan, Goomeri, Murgon, Wondai, Wooroolin, Kingaroy. Emergency water available at Crawford at the state school in Siefert St.

Food: Yes, shops, cafes, or pubs available at Kilkivan, Goomeri, Murgon, Wondai, Tingoora, Wooroolin, Memerambi, Kingaroy

Wheelchair accessible: No

Pets: No, pets allowed only in town areas

Links:

https://www.railtrails.org.au/trail-descriptions/queensland?view=trail&id=149


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