The Gympie region has three Rail Trail Networks:
- River to Rail Trail
- Mary Valley Rail Trail
- Kilkivan to Kingaroy Rail Trail
During the flooding events of last year, all three trails received varying levels of damage including landslips, washouts, and vegetation loss.
Council is committed to restoring these public facilities and are in the process of securing funding to assist in the works. Click on the below trail names to see their updates.
The River to Rail Trail in the centre of Gympie is great for walking and cycling. In January, February and May 2022, the Mary River flooded and caused significant damage to sections of the trail along the riverfront.
Council worked hard after the flooding events and reopened the ‘Victoria Conservation Area’ section of the walk in July 2022 and the section known as ‘The Sands’ in March 2023.
Substantial work is still required in the section between the Netball Courts and Albert Park before the trail can reopen completely. Council is in the process of securing external funding to fix this section of the trail and to revegetate The Sands.
Most of the trail is still accessible for eager walkers and cyclists. See the map with the available sections. Green is open, red is closed.
It is expected that these restoration and resilience works will commence in the second half of 2023.
The Kilkivan to Kingaroy Rail Trai is great for walking and cycling. In January, the western townships of the Gympie region flooded and caused significant damage to public, infrastructure and community assets, including the trail network.
Council is proud to announce that in March 2023, the trail reopened. To find out more about this trail check out Kilkivan to Kingaroy Rail Trail
Now OPEN - in April 2023, Council reopened the Mary Valley Rail Trail. The works restored access to sections of the trail damaged during the weather events of 2022.
Full restoration and resilience works will be undertaken in the future with external funding approval.