In April 2020, NSW will have a new rail trail open to explore and enjoy.
After nearly 2 decades of hard work by the Riverina Highlands Rail Trails Inc. team, the 21km Tumbarumba to Rosewood Rail Trail will officially be opened on April 3, 2020 at 11:30am in Tumbarumba.
What Is A Rail Trail?
A rail trail is created when abandoned rail corridors are converted into shared-use paths for walking, bike riding and horse riding. Currently NSW has only 11 rail trails totalling 80km, whilst Victoria has 1055km over 36 rail trails.
As the first of three pilot rail trails in NSW, Bicycle NSW encourages everyone to visit. Come and show your support to the local community. Jump on your bikes and explore this wonderful new route.
“We need to show the NSW Government that rail trails will be well used by a variety of stakeholders. As a result it will bring a boost to the local economy. Many people in the area and beyond, can have access to a safe space to walk, run, push a pram, use a wheelchair, or ride, either bike or horse, away from traffic,” commented Kim Lavender, Bicycle NSW Communications Manager.
Over the next 18 months, Bicycle NSW encourages you to ride the Tumbarumba to Rosewood Rail Trail. With lots to do in the region, it’s easy to make a weekend out of it.
Please note: Dogs and horses will not be permitted on the Tumbarumba to Rosewood Rail Trail.