From the saddle of a bicycle is one of the best places to view the South Burnett. There is a stretch of bike route for every rider, regardless of ability level, with hundreds of kilometres of rail trail and mountain bike tracks traversing some of the best forest and countryside vistas south-east Queensland has to offer.

In 1904, the Kingaroy railway and Nanango were both formally inaugurated. One of Queensland’s first branch lines was from Theebine to Nanango. The Murgon abattoir and the Kingaroy Peanut Marketing Board both used it for the transportation of livestock, commercial freight, and passengers. Theebine to Kingaroy was not formally closed until 2010, but the Kingaroy to Nanango line closed in July 1964.

The line was all but abandoned after serving its purpose before being turned into a rail path. With short lengths and modest inclines between towns, the south Burnett Rail Trail, previously known as the “Kingaroy to Theebine” Rail Line, was transformed into a recreational trail in 2017. With a length of nearly 44 kilometres from Kingaroy to Murgon, the Kilkivan to Kingaroy Rail Trail comprises Queensland’s longest sealed rail trail.

Adapted from: https://visitsouthburnett.com.au/railtrail/