This 161-kilometre trail along the disused Brisbane Valley rail corridor is Australia’s longest continuous hiking, bike riding and horse-riding trail. Somerset Regional Council estimates that the completion of the trail’s final section will bring in an additional 4000 overnight visitors and $1.5 million from increased direct tourism to the region each year. Somerset Regional Council was awarded Best Public Works Project ($2 to $5 million) for its’efforts in delivering the trail.*
To find out more about investment in rail trails, go to: https://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/railtrails
*2019 Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia Awards for Excellence.