12-13 Jun 2021: A weekend circuit combining the BVRT and back roads overnighting in the town of Nanango (pub, motel or camping). 130+km with nearly 100km gravel. Over 40km is on the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail (Linville to Yarraman).
19-20 Jun 2021: A weekend circuit in the South Burnett, combining the SBRT and back roads overnighting in the little town of Proston (pub or camping). 120+km and mostly tar. About 30km on the South Burnett Rail Trail (Wondai to Murgon and Wooroolin to Wondai).
24 September to 1 October 2021 (up to 8 days): RAIL TRAIL DOUBLE DIP - In the SCHOOL HOLIDAYS we ran rider support to tackle the SBRT, LINK-TRAIL and BVRT, up to 300 KM over 8 DAYS. This easy-paced event caters for families, 'beginner' bike tourers and those who prefer to 'let the others rush'. Start from Kilkivan with transfers offered from Noosa and Nambour Rail Station. It finishes at Wulkuraka Station on the Ipswich Line. Overnights Fri Goomeri, Sat Wondai, Sun Kingaroy, Mon Nanango, Tue Blackbutt, Wed Toogoolawah & Thu Lowood. We'll carry your gear, run a daily rendezvous/refreshment point and pick up tired riders. Camp or book-your-own accoms. Camping gear and bikes we have available for hire.
23-24 October 2021; SOUTH BURNETT LOOP 90 KM: This was a 90 km loop Wondai to Moffatdale, including 30 km of the South Burnett Rail Trail, South Burnett wineries and a loop to do the Boat Mountain Road descent. Nearly all sealed. Start 12:00 noon out of Wondai and ending there Sunday 12:00 noon. The Saturday route is 40km, and takes the SBRT for 14km sealed to Murgon and a few km beyond on gravel. Then riding the back roads of the Moffatdale Wine Region. Overnight BnB, cabins or camping at Yallakool Park beside the Joh B-P Dam. On Sunday, ride back 13km to Murgon for breakfast, then north climbing to Tablelands and a quick dash down Boat Mountain Road back to Murgon, then retracing the SBRT to Wondai. E-bikes welcome. Our bus follows the last rider on the road sections and carries riders’ gear. Meet at Wondai or catch our transfer bus from Noosa/Cooroy/Gympie there and back. Cost $99 per rider plus camping or accom. Bus return transfers $90 per rider+bike.
WEEKEND TRANSFERS & SUPPORT ALONG THE SOUTH BURNETT RAIL TRAIL
Take our transfers from Brisbane's rail network to and from the SBRT and choose how much you ride. Riders can join from Caboolture Station Sat 0900 and be dropped off at Nambour Station Sun afternoon.
Sat 30km: Ride from Kingaroy about noon (or later with a visit to Kingsley Wines) on the SBRT sealed section to ride 30km to Wondai via Wooroolin village. For extra distance, try some of the signposted country loops or the MTB trails in Wondai State Forest.
Stay overnight at Wondai, choose camping, apartments, motel or pub.
Sun start early for up to 60km of rail trail (more if you do the wineries or Boat Mountain loops):
Continue 14km on the sealed SBRT to Murgon. Continue on to the gravel section for another 45km via Goomeri to the Kilkivan finish. Options (1) 20km loop out of Murgon includes Boat Mountain Road (2) 20km loop of back roads to explore the winery cellar doors of the Moffatdale region.
If you prefer not to ride the gravel section of rail trail (after Murgon), you can jump on the bus for leisurely visits to the wineries.
Riders can be picked up by our bus in Goomeri or Kilkivan.