Dularcha Railway Tunnel - Mooloolah, QLD, Australia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fathrtime
S 26° 46.675 E 152° 57.642
56J E 496093 N 7038161
Quick Description: The Dularcha Railway Tunnel is located in Dularcha National Park approx 1.5km south of Mooloolah, Queensland.
Location: Queensland, Australia
Date Posted: 8/22/2012 10:16:28 PM
Waymark Code: WMF4Q8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Crystal Sound
Views: 8

Long Description:
This former railway tunnel on the North Coast line (Brisbane - Maryborough) was completed in 1891. The concrete lined tunnel runs in a North/South direction and is approx 100m long. There is a slight curve towards the Northern end.

In 1932, the North Coast line was deviated and today runs approx 380m E of the old tunnel.

For a brief period around 1942, the tunnel was used for farming mushrooms.

An expanded history can be found here: (visit link)

Today the tunnel lives quietly in the forest of Dularcha National Park and is part of a multi-use trail (walking, cycling, horse riding) connecting the towns of Mooloolah and Landsborough.

Closest access to the tunnel is from the end of Rose Rd (approx 350m). Alternatively, the trail can be taken from Mooloolah or Landsborough townships for a longer walk.
Construction: Concrete

Condition: Good

Rail Status: No

Current status: Recreation Path

Original Use: Passenger Train

Tunnel Length: 300.00

Suggested Parking Area: S 26° 46.302 E 152° 57.798

Terrain:

Website: [Web Link]

Date Built: 1891

Date Abandoned: 1932

The "Other End": Not Listed

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