Cycling or walking between Caboolture and Wamuran is about to get a whole lot easier. The new, Caboolture to Wamuran Rail Trail has just opened its first stage and it is looking amazing. The trail is being constructed to showcase the history of the Caboolture to Kilcoy railway corridor, which has been closed since 1964, and provide a shared pathway from Caboolture to Wamuran.
This pathway will provide links between major areas in Caboolture and Wamuran, stretching 10.5km from Beerburrum Road in Caboolture to Atwood Street in Wamuran. The pathway will be 3-3.5m metres wide, providing plenty of room for bikers and walkers to share the trail. The path entries in Caboolture and Wamuran will be also feature signage, maps, shelters, drinking fountains, seating, landscaping, and safe road crossings.
The trail will be a great benefit to the local communities that it passes through, as it will be a functional way to get around and a great recreational trail. The completed trail will be invaluable to local residents who are looking for a better way to get to work or get kids to school, as the path will provide connections to local schools, transport and businesses.
The schools will include Tullawong State School, Tullawong State High School, St Paul's Lutheran Primary School, Grace Lutheran College, St Peters Catholic Primary School and Wamuran State School. The trail will also connect to the Caboolture CBD, Railway Station, and various other employment and transport locations as well.
The Caboolture to Wamuran Rail Trail will also be a great place for a weekend adventure or an afternoon walk or ride. The path will be a great way to access many places in the Caboolture CBD and the locality of Wamuran, as well as a few parks and other attractions. The scenery along the path ranges from the bustling streets of Caboolture, to the beautiful countryside, to the small-town charm of Wamuran.
The trail is designed to be an appealing and safe local attraction, so, as well as being great for commuting to school and local areas, the path will be a great way to get outside and enjoy some time off.
The first stage of construction has just been completed, which is the beginning of the trail from Caboolture to Bluebell Park. The second stage is the other end of the trail in Wamuran, from the Wamuran township to Country Drive, which currently under construction. The third and final stage will be to complete the pathway in between the two. The entire project is due to be completed in 2020.
Head over to the Moreton Bay Regional Council website for updates on the Caboolture to Wamuran Rail Trail, and plan your trip to check it out!