Dularcha NP - Tunnel Track

Sunshine Coast

Walk, ride or cycle this track, which takes you through the heritage listed railway curved tunnel (94m). Eucalypt forest and riparian areas with flooded gums, cabbage tree palms and rainforest plants feature here and provide habitats for a diversity of wildlife. Birdwatchers will enjoy the diversity of birds along the trail early and late in the day.

No Dogs Permitted
Horses Permitted
Cycling Permitted
No Camping Permitted
Eucalypt Forest
63m
Maximum Elevation
20m
Total Climb

Getting there:

From the Bruce Highway, take the Glasshouse Mountians Tourist Drive (aka Steve Irwin Way) turn off.

Continue along Steve Irwin Way until you reach Landsborough, for the southern entrance off Beech Road (Latitude: -26.795483, Longitude: 152.964404). Southern Entrance to Dularcha National Park / Tunnel Trail

The northern entrance at Dorson Drive (Latitude: -26.771194, Longitude: 152.963625), is off King Road in Mooloolah. Don't take Paget Street, as this no longer links with Dorson Drive. Northern Entrance to Dularcha National Park / Tunnel Trail

Maps:

Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing

Dularcha National Park Map

Route/Trail notes:

This shared wide track follows the old railway line, running parallel with the new one. The tunnel is the highlight where, if you take a torch, you will see large-footed myotis bats and the pretty blue moths.

Permits/Costs:

None

Other References:

There are some more challenging side tracks, but please download and print the map, as 'named' tracks are poorly marked.

Comments

Great for kids

Luci Carter on 23 Jan, 2022

Lovely, easy walk :) Great walk for families and solo walkers alike. If you don't want to walk all the way you can just walk to the tunnel and back which is what we did.

AmyKT on 2 Jan, 2022

A pleasant easy walk. Love the novelty of the rail tunnel.

Ness on 30 May, 2021

Awesome walk with great scenery, the tunnel was the highlight, it would be a great walk for the kids with only about 30-50 meters of steepish uphill

LordMarty on 24 May, 2021

Easy track, the tunnel is awesome!

Kdubs on 9 May, 2021

Easy walk and a few bats in the tunnel. The really easy way to get there is head onto Tunnel Ridge Rd and then turn onto Rose Rd. Common sense will guide you the rest of the way. Or the map from https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/dularcha will. Watch out for dirt bike riders racing through the tunnel. Even though they saw us, they didn't slow down. It's not much of a hike but it's fun to explore and take photos in the tunnel.

wolfgang on 5 Feb, 2021

Not that interesting bushwalk, but super simple.
Loved the tunnel though!

MandaPanda on 30 Jul, 2020

Did the tunnel track with my partner. Easy walk, nice environment.

Jim Craigen on 27 Jun, 2020

Nice easy walk. Walking through the tunnel is a bit of a buzz.

Graeme "Watto" on 26 May, 2020

Relaxing walk, with an awesome tunnel dating back to the 1890’s.
Didn’t see any bats in the tunnel. Wasn’t overly busy today with mainly families on bikes.
Took us 1hr 40 with a snack stop half way.

Nora72 on 21 Mar, 2020

Great little walk but unfortunately we saw no bats.

Hillbilly Aussie on 22 Sep, 2019

The tunnel is the highlight. Kids really enjoyed it. The walk was very easy.

Natasha on 1 Sep, 2019

Easy walk, peaceful until cackling women playing music showed up.... Not a long tunnel but a good bushwalk.

Linda on 18 May, 2019

Easy Walk

Andreas on 19 Apr, 2019

We started from Landsborough at the train station but should have parked at the entrance to the walk itself as it was a long walk to the entrance of the National Park (at least 2km). Easy walk rewarded with the cool tunnel at the end before reaching Mooloolah township. Our intention was to catch the train back to Landsborough but we had to wait for 2 hours for the next train! (which was only a 10 min trip!) So in hindsight, we should have caught the train to Mooloolah first, then walked back to Landsborough, otherwise, do the return walk.

Michelle Suzanne on 2019

Great walk with a cool old train tunnel

Matt on 17 Nov, 2018

Not very well signed. Take a picture of the map at the beginning of the walk to refer to it later. There are a few paddles and creeks running through after a heavy rain but manageable in good shoes and jumping skills :)

Simona on 13 Oct, 2018

Great Walk

Caves on 3 Oct, 2018

Great walk,

Marisa on 20 Jul, 2018

Nice easy walk...tunnel is pretty cool. If you don't fancy walking back to the start....catch a train! Awesome

Richard Williams on 14 Apr, 2018

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