Rail Trail users and usage

The Northern Rivers Rail Trail is a shared recreation and nature trail traversing some of the most spectacular countryside in Australia.  The 24 km Tweed section features 6 km of sealed surface and 18 km of compact gravel that is safe and accessible for all. You will cross 16 out of 26 bridges and explore two tunnels: the Burringbar Range Tunnel (524 m) and the Hulls Road Tunnel (50m). The Burringbar Range Tunnel has no lighting to preserve the glow worms and microbats.

The 13.4 km Richmond Valley section starts at the heritage-listed Old Casino Station, moves through rich agricultural lands and passes over a tunnel housing a mixed colony of Bent-winged bats, to finish at the historic Bentley Bridge. It also features a bridle pathway running parallel to the main trail, allowing horse riders a set path. The section is constructed of compact gravel, creating a strong, stable surface that is safe and accessible for all. Nine bridges make up the trail, seven of which you will cross.

To plan your visit and to explore what’s on in the area visit the Tweed section or the Richmond Valley section.  For more detailed information, refer to the Safety and Rules section and our frequently asked questions.


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