Community & Health Benefits

Rail Trails are kid and family friendly

The Murray to the Mountains Rail Trail in Victoria provides a great place for families to engage in healthy, interesting activities together. Kids love the rail trail!

Seniors benefit from Rail Trails

Jan BoydJan Boyd was instrumental in seeing the first stage of the Capricorn Coast Pineapple Rail Trail come to fruition last year. She is a 71 year old grandma and has always walked and ridden a bike. She got back on her bike in 2000 when all seven of her children were grown up. She won Citizen of the Year Award in 2014 in the Livingstone Shire. What an inspiration to seniors everywhere and of course to her 7 children and 20 grandchildren! How much easier for young and old alike to ride and walk if there is a safe trail to journey on.

 

Independence for disabled people

When a disused railway track was turned into a shared pathway from Lake Macquarie through to Newcastle, Troy’s quality of life improved for the better. In this YouTube video, Troy shares his story about how the Fernleigh Track opened up his world after cerebral palsy had previously held him back in life.

Showcasing wild life in the solitude of the real Goulburn Valley

The Goulburn River High Country Rail Trail is one of the longest rail trails in Australia and is the longest in Victoria. Stretching 134km the shared bicycle, walking and bridle trail connects towns and communities through the Mitchell, Murrindindi & Mansfield Shires. Whether you’re seeking adventure or looking to get back to nature, this Rail Trail is for you. This easily-accessible, vaired and majestic Rail Trail offers close proximity to heritage-classified rivers, valleys, lakes and mountains, so strap on your back pack and head for the hills.