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Bicentennial National Trail
Postcode Location:     4000 - 4999
Closest Capital City:   From Cooktown to the Qld/NSW border (and beyond)

Contact Address:  PO Box 259, Oberon NSW 2787  
Contact:  1300 138 724 
Website:  Click Here

The trail:  The brain-child of RM Williams, this heritage trail runs from Cooktown in northern Queensland to Healesville in Victoria (5330km).  It can be ridden in parts or taken on in its entirety.
Facilities for you: 
Camp sites (mostly with no facilities) along the trail - BYO everything!
Facilities for your horse: 
Your horse will need to nightline, hobble or be fenced in electric tape and you'll need to take a packhorse - but what an adventure!
Other facilities:  Strictly NO DOGS

Listed August 2005

Daisy Hill State Forest (Neville Lawrie Reserve)
Postcode Location:     4127
Closest Capital City:   25km SE of Brisbane

Address:  Daisy Hill Road, Daisy Hill QLD  4127
Contact:   Logan City Council  (07) 3826 5555

The trail:   Stringybark Trail and Spotted Gum Trail are available for horse-riding within the Daisy Hill State Forest.
Facilities for you:  Trails, float parking, picnic area, toilet block. 
Facilities for your horse:  Corral, water trough.

Updated July 2014 Logan Village Trail
Postcode Location:     4207
Closest Capital City:   40km S of Brisbane

Address:  Quinzeh Creek Road, Logan Village  QLD  4207

The trail:   This trail has recently been remarked by QPWS and Beaudesert Trail Riders.
There is small section of the trail running along Quinzeh Creek Road (approx 500 metres).
The new trail markers are on timber totems with trail grading signage and ATHRA directional arrows.
The trail marks out a 16 km loop.

Updated November 2009

Brisbane Valley Rail Trail
Postcode Location:     4305-4306
Closest Capital City:   45kms WSW of Brisbane

Address:  Ipswich to Blackbutt  QLD  4305-4306
Contact:   Phone:  (07) 3237 1741 

The trail:  This rail trail, when complete, will be 148 kilometres long, making it one of the longest rail trails in Australia.  Due for completion in 2012, there is already plenty to ride.  For further information, check out their very comprehensive website. 

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Noosa North Shore Beach Riding
Postcode Location:     4565
Closest Capital City:   140km N of Brisbane

Address:  Beach Road, Noosa North Shore  Qld  4565

The trail:  Horseriding is only permitted on the beach between the beach closure area at the mouth of the Noosa
River to the northern end of Teewah township. The beach access cuttings at Noosa North Shore are the
only access points to the horseriding trail.  Float parking at the end of Maxat Cutting No. 1.
• Horses are not permitted within the beach closure area at the mouth of the Noosa River.
• Observe all signage.
• On the beach, horses must stay in the intertidal zone—between the low and high tide mark.
• Wrap or bag horse manure and remove it from the recreation area.
• Horses must not exceed walking pace between the 1st and 3rd beach cuttings.
• Horses can still access the Sunshine Coast Regional Council designated horse trail, but must not
traverse the beach north of Teewah township or other walking tracks and firebreaks in the Cooloola
Recreation Area, including the Cooloola Great Walk.

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Updated November 2017

Noosa Trail Network (8 trails totalling 106kms)
Postcode Location:     4565
Closest Capital City:   120km N of Brisbane

Address:   Sunshine Coast Regional Council, 9 Pelican Street, TEWANTIN  QLD  4565
Phone  (07) 5449 5166;  Fax  (07) 5447 1062

The trail:  The Noosa Trail Network enables residents and visitors to enjoy the spectacular Noosa hinterland countryside. Trails are well signposted with picnic shelters, water tanks, heritage and environmental information and scenic lookouts. Of various lengths (11km up to 40km) and across a variety of terrain, they can be completed in sections or combination. Not only the horse rider but also the horse must be experienced. There are now 8 trails creating a total network of 106kms.
Facilities for you:  There is a selection of picnic spots, lookouts and camping facilities. Hot showers are available.
Facilities for your horse: 
Yards available at selected spots. Water/hitching rails at regular intervals.

To find out more ring and ask for a brochure or download from :: Noosa Trail Network brochure.



Kenilworth Forest (Imbil)
Postcode Location:    4570
Closest Capital City:   160kms N of Brisbane

Contact Address:  Kenilworth Forest Office, Sunday Creek Road  (PO Box 52) KENILWORTH  QLD  4574
Contact:  Phone (07) 5446 0925, Fax (07) 5446 0966

The ride:   Picturesque riding through one of SE Queenslands most stunning forests - home of the Faraway Endurance Ride.  Many say you 'sit on top of the world' in parts of this forest.  See Mary Valley Showgrounds under Queensland Accommodation for camping details.
Other Details:  Contact The Kenilworth Forest Office for further information on the phone number above.

Listed February 2006


Charlie Moreland (Kenilworth)
Postcode Location:    4574
Closest Capital City:   150kms N of Brisbane

Contact Address:  Kenilworth Forest Office, Sunday Creek Road  (PO Box 52) KENILWORTH  QLD  4574
Contact:  Phone (07) 5446 0925, Fax (07) 5446 0966

The ride:   Just out of the country town of Kenilworth (make sure you buy some cheese from their cheese factory as you pass through) there is great riding through some of  SE Queenslands most stunning forests.  The Charlie Moreland reserve offers camping, yards and water.
Other Details:  Individuals are no longer required to obtain a permit to ride in this area.  However, a group activity permit issued is required for all organised horse riding such as club or competitive events.
  A group activity permit may also be required for horse riding in large groups (QPWS will consider each situation on a case-by-case basis).  Please contact the Kenilworth Forest Office or visit the NPSR website  for further information. 

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