About the Northern Rivers Rail Trail
The Northern Rivers Rail Trail will go from Murwillumbah to Casino when it is complete. The section from Crabbes Creek to Murwillumbah is opening on March 1st 2023, followed by the section from Casino to Bentley in mid 2023. The Bentley to Lismore and Lismore to Eltham sections will follow. The Crabbes Creek to Eltham section, through the Byron Shire is in the feasibility study stage.
Once complete the trail will span a total of 132 km of Northern Rivers scenery.
Murwillumbah to Crabbes Creek
This 24 km section of the trail will be the first section of the trail completed. It is planned to open on March 1st 2023, and travels from Murwillubah on the Tweed River through Stokers Siding, Burringbar and Mooball to Crabbes Creek.
Crabbes Creek to Eltham
The 62.8 km section from Crabbes Creek to Eltham travels through the Byron shire and is currently in the feasibility study stage. When complete it will connect the trail with the towns of Mullumbimby, Byron Bay and Bangalow.
Eltham to Lismore
This 15.5 km section of the trail will be the fourth section of the trail completed. It is funded and will be built following the completion of the Lismore to Bentley Section. It travels from the town of Eltham, through the town of Bexhill and on to Lismore, finally crossing the Wilsons River into South Lismore.
Lismore to Bentley
This 16.3 km section will be the third section of the trail completed. It is planned to be completed in 2024. This section of trail will link Lismore to Casino through beautiful rural landscapes.
Bentley to Casino
This 13.4 km section of the trail will be the second section of the trail completed. It is planned to open in mid 2023, and travels from Bentley, over Naughton's Gap and on to the Casino railway station, when complete this will be the conclusion of a 132 km ride from end to end.
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