Located in the South-Western corner of New South Wales, Mungo National Park is an area of international significance for its cultural, archeological and natural beauty. It is also a great place to ride a bicycle.
This is a personal first, finding a rail trail that may not even yet be (officially at least) a rail trail doesn't happen very often, but from I can find, I think I may have found one. To be honest, the track was more than a little rough; it was overgrown and desperately in need of attention, but it was a fun.
This was one of several trails I had been looking to ride while cycling the Lower Flinders Ranges in early 2017 and on arriving at the trailhead on the northern outskirts of Laura, it was looking like an easy ride following an old railway route that ran north from Gladstone.
On the very outskirts of Melrose in the Lower Flinders Ranges, this is a short easy trail meandering through quiet horse paddocks. Commencing on the corner of Dorrington Street and Horrocks Highway, this trail leads gently down and away from the road.
Located in the mid-north of South Australia, this is a 12 kilometre reasonably remote section of the partially open rail-trail that will (when finished) link Melrose and Wilmington, a distance of 24 kilometres along a disused rail corridor.
All being well, this is to be the first of about twelve days spent cycling a long loop of around 600km around the Nullarbor Plain on the border of South and Western Australia. But looking at the weather outside, it was not going to be an easy one..
New trails are being added all the time, here are the three most recent