Dularcha NP - Tunnel Track

Sunshine Coast
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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
Eucalypt Forest
104m
Maximum Elevation
82m
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

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

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,

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

We started the walk at the Landsborough end. They are doing some work on the train tracks at the moment and the fence between the train tracks and the walking track is down at the moment. According to the sign the work should have been completed but they are still working. We had to move off the track once for a truck to pass. The tunnel is fun and that end of the track isn't cut off.

Ian and Sue on 1 May, 2017

This was a reci to find another family friendly walk/cycle trail. With the pretty much flat terrain and the interest of the tunnel, this track achieves just that.

F.A.B. on 28 Feb, 2017

Badly signed. we got lost.

LilP on 2017

Interesting tunnel. Check out the other tracks while you're here.

rob.bushman on 8 Oct, 2016

Great track for a leisurely conversation and catch up with my 76 year old dad. Sunny day and happy (grand)kids. No torch necessary. The tunnel is definitely the highlight, especially the secret door ;)

Mark on 27 Sep, 2016

Walked the "Tunnel Trail" to the Tunnel, starting at the south entrance on Beech Rd. Track goes along Nambour/Gympie train line. At 3pm on a sunny day, there was sufficient light inside the tunnel to go through without a torch.

Outdoor Aussie on 5 Oct, 2015

Did this hike this morning. Parked at Dorson drive Mooloolah , walked through tunnel ( no bats this morning ) and further along up the Myla Track , this one is steep at times , follow through via Roses Circuit to almost a 10km return hike. Most of this is shared by either/or Mountain bike riders / horse riders.

J on 21 Jun, 2014

Did the bike option with the kids and a few of their mates as a school holiday day out.

drewmac on 1 Jul, 2007

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