Boolboonda Tunnel - QLD

Point of Interest 

Position

DEG: -25.080817 151.675759
DMS: 25º 04' 50.94" S 151º 40' 32.76" E
UTM: 56 J 7225449mN 366451mE
Altitude: 331.82m

Description

Place Type

Recreation - Point of Interest

Location

297.09kms NorthWest of Brisbane - Driving 401 km (4 hours 36 mins)

Address & Contact

Tunnel Rd
Boolboonda QLD 4671
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Information

Walk or drive through this 192m tunnel, the longest unsupported tunnel in the Southern Hemisphere!

If the tunnel is approached from Gin Gin (east side) it is clearly signposted on the left and close to the Gin Gin - Mt Perry Rd. After passing through the tunnel the trail winds for 3km back to the main road giving a good sense of the terrain the trains had to battle through. Here there is a sign (if coming from Mount Perry, west side) reading 'Tourist Drive 6'. It is then about 12km to the historic mining town of Mt Perry. The rail line corridor is still visible in places from the road but what remains is difficult to follow and after leaving the trail portions of it is on private land

The tunnel was constructed in 1883/1884 as part of a railway from North Bundaberg to Mount Perry. This section of the line closed in 1960. Most of the old railway reserve is now road reserve making it unlikely that the trail could be extended.

The trail is managed by the Kolan Shire Cuncil.
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Weather

Closest Weather Station

Gayndah at 22/08:00am EST
Distance from Boolboonda Tunnel 59.85km S
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
19.1°C19.9°C81%15.8°C1018.1hPa0.6mmWSW6km/hr
3knots
7km/hr
4knots

Closest Climatic Station

Monto Township
Distance from Boolboonda Tunnel 60.5km NW
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C31.931.229.927.724.221.120.823.026.229.030.832.0
Mean Min. °C19.319.017.213.710.06.75.36.59.613.316.218.3
Mean Rain mm113.8113.877.844.544.738.036.025.124.755.674.894.6

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