The Queensland Government and the Scenic Rim Regional Council plan to re-open a section of the historic Fassifern railway as a recreation trail for walkers and cyclists.
Fassifern Rail Trail
Fassifern Rail Trail Opening
- The official opening ceremony is on Wednesday 10 September 2008 11am at Bicentennial Park, Boonah-Fassifern Rd, Boonah.
A trail for walkers, mountain bikers and horse riders,The Fassifern Rail Trail forms a section of the Boonah to Ipswich Trail and follows the disused railway line on the outskirts of Boonah. The Fassifern Rail Trail is being developed in partnership with Scenic Rim Regional Council and local community groups of the Fassifern Valley.
Boonah to Ipswich Trail
The proposed Boonah to Ipswich Trail (the Trail) is a 76km recreation trail with networks for walking, horse riding and mountain bike riding. It will connect central Ipswich to the centre of Boonah township and is located on existing properties owned by local governments, public roads (which may be formed or unformed) and small areas of state land.
The proposed Trail alignment passes through an extensive, rugged and regionally significant scenic landscape dominated by native vegetation. Major features include Flinders Peak, ridges forming the watershed between Purga Creek, Teviot Brook, Logan River and Bundamba and Deebing Creeks and the site of the proposed Wyaralong Dam on Teviot Brook. High points along the Trail have views south and west to the Scenic Rim, east to the greater Brisbane area and Moreton Bay and north to the D’Aguilar Range.