Cycle a Rail TrailView trips
4
Introductory to Moderate
Activities
  • 3 days self guided cycle
Accommodation
  • 4 nights motel accommodation

Price

5 daysfrom

$1200AUD

 
 
Trip Code: SBR

South Burnett and Moffatdale Wine Region Trip highlights


  • Experience the independence of self-guided cycling with all logistics taken care of for you
  • Enjoy cycling on a mixture of the dedicated cycle path through the South Burnett region and quiet country roads
  • Meet the locals in the towns and villages you pass through
  • Stop off at local cafes along the trial
  • Visit the Dairy Museum in Murgon
  • Enjoy a scrumptious lunch in the Moffatdale Wine Region

The South Burnett Rail Trail is a premium cycle route following a paved trail from Kingaroy to Murgon. The Rail Trail itself is a 42km cycle passing through quaint villages and fertile farmland. Our trip also includes a cycle to the Moffatdale Wine Region, where award-winning winemakers and chefs make a visit to this region truly memorable.

The cycle tour begins in Kingaroy, affectionately titled the peanut capital of Australia. Leaving Kingaroy there are some great long cycling stretches that sweep across broad horizons and open countryside as you head north before passing through native forests interspersed with cattle farms and rural holdings. You’ll pass through classic Queensland towns including Crawford, Memerambi, Wooroolin and Wondai. After a night in Murgon cycle to the Moffartdale Wine Region with wine varieties including Shiraz, Cabernet-Sauvignon, Merlot, Verdelho, Semillon, Muscat, Tempranillo, Viognier, Saperavi, Fiano, Montepulciano, Nebbiolo, Tinta Cao and more. This region is home to a few fine dining options where a big appetite will be well catered for. Remember to leave room in your panniers to store some excellent wines from the cellar doors or gin from the local distillery. There are also options to purchase great local produce including a range of fine olive oils, honey, vinegars and more.

With all your logistics taken care of including transfers, bike hire, luggage transfers and accommodation, all you need to do is enjoy the cycle day and take in the South Burnett region as you travel through South Burnett Rail Trail and Moffatdale Wine Region by bike.

Itinerary

On arrival in Kingaroy, make your way to the joining hotel. Kingaroy is a reasonably large rural Queensland city of over 10,000 people. The accommodation is centrally located so you will be within walking distance of a range of restaurants, bars and clubs. And yes, Kingaroy does have a "big thing’" the Big Peanut which is located in Lions Park. Overnight: Kingaroy.

Meals:  Nil

The South Burnett Rail Trail starts right in the middle of town at the old train station, conveniently located close to your hotel. There are some long stretches of trail along this section with sweeping views across broad horizons. Today you’ll cycle through fertile farming areas with deep red soil where the area is particularly noted for growing peanuts. Great lunch or refreshment stops can be found in either Wooroolin or Wondai. Wooroolin is a small, typical Queensland town located right on the edge of a large wetlands area where you could stop for a short walk. It also has a great little cafe which could be a good morning coffee stop. As you continue on the trail you will pass through Wondai and you can visit the Timber Museum that displays the towns timber harvesting history. There is also a well presented regional art gallery worth a quick visit. Wondai is the largest town on the trail and is a quintessential inland Queensland town with a couple of grand Queensland style wooden hotels with huge balconies. It is also a great place to stop for lunch, with offerings from small cafes, pub meals and restaurants. Or there is a lovely little restaurant and tea room where you can enjoy its famous country style scones with cream. After lunch it is on to Murgon and your accommodation for the night. In Murgon you can visit the Queensland Dairy & Heritage Museum right on the edge of town. If you are there on the 2nd Sunday of the month, we recommend taking a wander around the CBD Markets. Ascent: 213m, Descent: 325m. Overnight: Murgon.

Meals:  Nil

Begin your day in Murgon which derives its name from an Aboriginal word meaning lily pond. Murgon is the closest major town to the famous Aboriginal Reserve, originally known as Barambah Aboriginal Reserve and today known as Cherbourg. Murgon has a large Indigenous population of around 19 percent compared with the national average of 2.7 percent. You can visit the Ration Shed Museum at Cherbourg and learn how life was and is for this Aboriginal community. From Murgon you’ll cycle north along a section of the Kingaroy Killikan Rail Trail before leaving the trail and cycling east to the Moffatdale Wine Region. In Moffatdale you’ll find a number of popular wineries and restaurants with delightful artisan menus focusing on quality food. It is an easy cycle to this region along the well used Moffatdale Cycle Route and at just 28km each way you’ll have plenty of time to visit the cellar doors, stop by a gin distillery, sample and purchase some great local produce, and stop for lunch. And with an impressive range of wine varieties including Shiraz, Cabernet-Sauvignon, Merlot and Verdelho (to name a few) there is bound to be a wine to suit your palate. Ascent: 407m, Descent: 407m. Overnight: Murgon.

Meals:  Nil

There is time this mornig to visit the Murgon Dairy and History Museum which has expansive displays of old dairy and other rural machinery and memorabilia dating back to a bygone era. The museum itself is set in a lovely bush setting with historic buildings and gardens. It's worth a visit just to enjoy the location. The cycle back along the South Burnett Rail Trail gives you the opportunity to take in the amazing vistas from a different perspective and a chance to spend time in places you passed though on your journey north. If you missed the tea house in Wondai or perhaps want to head back for a second helping of freshly baked scones you’ll have time to swing by here on your journey south. On arrival in Kingaroy, celebrate the end of your cycle tour with a nice meal in the pub. Ascent: 313m, Descent: 201m. Overnight Kingaroy.

Meals:  Nil

The trip concludes this morning in Kingaroy.

Meals:  Nil


Map

Elevation

The map and elevation chart are for illustrative purposes only and meant to provide general guidelines.
On self guided trips, actual route information provided before departure will be more detailed.


Inclusions

  • 4 nights motel accommodation on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities
  • Mountain bike hire including a helmet and bike lock (on request), hand pump, repair kit (electric bikes and tag-along bikes can be hired for an additional supplement)
  • Luggage transfers on cycle days - please ensure you have no more than one piece per person weighing 15kgs max (excess luggage charges apply for additional bags and/or weight)
  • Route notes & maps available to download and use on your phone
  • GPS information
  • Bike return on last day

  • Travel to/from Kingaroy
  • Accommodation before or after the trip
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals
  • Phone handlebar mount

Bike information


Trail Surface


Accommodation


Grading

Introductory to Moderate  
4

This self guided trip involves 2 days of undulating, dedicated paved rail trail and 1 day return cycle to the Moffatdale region on rural roads. The cycle distance over three days ranges between 46 to 49km. The rail trail is mostly gentle with a paved surface while the cycle day to the Moffatdale region is along rural paved roads. This tour is easily cycled on the supplied hard tail mountain bike or you can pay a supplement for an e-bike.


Departure dates

Daily departures

Notes

DN1
Prices are based on standard category rooms. Supplements may apply where the standard category is not available or an upgraded room is required.
DN2
Please note, when we book your accommodation some hotels may request a deposit/full payment to secure your booking. This amount will be payable, in addition to the Australian Cycle Tours deposit. Any extra payments, along with the $400 AUD deposit, are non-refundable.

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Priceper person from

$1200AUD

Options & Supplements*
  • Discount to remove bike hireAUD$-245
  • E-Bike supplementAUD$150
  • Single supplementAUD$400
*Prices listed are per person and also from

Essential Information

Ready to book? Make sure you download and read the detailed South Burnett Rail Trail Cycle Explorer trip notes which contains all the essential information you need to know before booking. Once you’ve booked, we will supply you with a Pre-Departure document which contains a detailed gear list and other important information to help you prepare for your adventure ahead.


Frequently Asked Questions

Kingaroy is approximately 220 kilometres northwest of Brisbane. The drive will take approximately 2.5 to 3 hours.

There is also a coach connection service from Caboolture Station (part of the Brisbane suburban network) to Kingaroy on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Visit https://translink.com.au/seq for further information or ask our sales representative to book this service.

The tour returns to Kingaroy and concludes on check out from your motel the following morning.

Yes, you need to be a capable cyclist. You will cover up to 49km in a day. The Rail Trail is shared between walkers and other users and the cycle to Moffatdale is along low traffic paved rural roads. We provide hard tail mountain bikes, or you can pay a supplement for an e-bike.

Of course! If you are electing to bring your own bike, it is important that you have a bike fit for purpose. This will be different for every person, as we all have different skills, fitness and opinions and there is no bike made for every scenario. Let us know at the time of booking and a small discount will be applied.


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Why cycle with us

SELF GUIDED EXPERTS

As the pioneers of self guided active travel in Australia you can expect a seamless experience. Our quality tour notes and logistical expertise sets us apart and ensures a quality experience for you.

TRUSTED LOCAL ADVICE

Our team is passionate about cycling and their extensive knowledge and experience means you get the very best advice - every time. We will help you tailor the right cycling itinerary for you.

Quality services

Expect first-class and flexible support both on and off the trail. We've sourced the highest quality bikes and most authentic accommodations so you can enjoy a stress free cycling trip.


Positive Impact Travel

By joining this trip you are directly supporting positive impact projects in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

We’ve offset the carbon emitted by this trip by purchasing credits that support important projects that address the UN’s seventeen SDGs, like reducing poverty, affordable and clean energy, reducing hunger, clean water and climate action.

Proceeds from this adventure purchase carbon credits through the world’s largest and most awarded carbon project developer, South Pole, which are invested into projects accelerating the transition to renewable energy sources in developing countries.

Supported projects are based on internationally recognised standards and are third-party audited. They entail a series of positive impacts on the ground, which benefit local communities and ecosystems, that are aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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