Monaro Rail Trail Feasibility Study

The proposed Monaro Rail Trail would take in numerous historic rail stations, like this one, the Jincumbilly Railway Station. Photo by Jillian Graham.

Monaro Rail Trail Feasibility Study

Snowy Monaro Regional Council is investigating the feasibility of constructing a recreation trail on the disused railway between Queanbeyan and Bombala.

Following a series of community meetings held in July, Council has extended the community consultation period to allow more of the community to have their say.

Council has engaged consultants to prepare the Monaro Rail Trail Feasibility Study. The study is an important step in helping determine whether a trail for cyclists and hikers along the currently disused railway corridor has merit.

At the same time the Monaro Rail Trail Feasibility Study is being prepared, the state government has engaged other consultants to help determine the practicality and viability of returning trains to the currently disused railway corridor, and to extend the rail line to Eden.

The rail corridor is owned by the state government not Council.

Proposed recreation trail

The proposed ride would traverse through a combination of timbered and open country linking the Canberra Valley, Michelago, Bredbo, Cooma, Nimmitabel (across the Great Dividing Range) and Bombala

Features of the trail would include:

  • Heritage listed bridges .
  • 160 metre tunnel.
  • Sidings, sheds and heritage listed stations.
  • The pastoral story and heritage of the region is also visible through properties and remnants of the earlier role of the railway to transport wool and other produce.
  • Unique rural landscapes.

Monaro Rail Trail Feasibility Study

Snowy Monaro Regional Council is investigating the feasibility of constructing a recreation trail on the disused railway between Queanbeyan and Bombala.

Following a series of community meetings held in July, Council has extended the community consultation period to allow more of the community to have their say.

Council has engaged consultants to prepare the Monaro Rail Trail Feasibility Study. The study is an important step in helping determine whether a trail for cyclists and hikers along the currently disused railway corridor has merit.

At the same time the Monaro Rail Trail Feasibility Study is being prepared, the state government has engaged other consultants to help determine the practicality and viability of returning trains to the currently disused railway corridor, and to extend the rail line to Eden.

The rail corridor is owned by the state government not Council.

Proposed recreation trail

The proposed ride would traverse through a combination of timbered and open country linking the Canberra Valley, Michelago, Bredbo, Cooma, Nimmitabel (across the Great Dividing Range) and Bombala

Features of the trail would include:

  • Heritage listed bridges .
  • 160 metre tunnel.
  • Sidings, sheds and heritage listed stations.
  • The pastoral story and heritage of the region is also visible through properties and remnants of the earlier role of the railway to transport wool and other produce.
  • Unique rural landscapes.

Proposed Monaro Rail Trail

We would love to hear your thoughts on the proposed Monaro Rail Trail. This survey will only take a few minutes to complete. 

CLOSED: This survey has concluded.