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Lahey's Tramway Tunnel

Scenic Rim



Distance (kms):

0.2 kms

Time (hrs):

Allow 15 mins

Elevation gain (m):

3 m

Max. elevation (m):

184 m

Difficulty (Grade):

Easy (Grade 1)

Route type:





2WD Sufficient

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A short walk to a disused tramway tunnel with a rich history in the timber industry of yesteryear and as an ammunition dump in World War II.

This lightly trafficked walk starts from a small car park at the beginning of Darlington Range Road in Canungra.

From the car park head down the short track to the 90m long disused sandstone tramway tunnel, named after a famous timber milling family from the area in the late 1880s.

The Lahey’s built the narrow tramway into the Pine Creek Valley for transporting timber, cutting through the ridge to avoid a long detour.

The tramway was operational from 1903 until the timber industry declined and was also used as an ammunition dump during World War II.

While you can walk to the tunnel’s entrance, walking into the tunnel is prohibited due to safety concerns.

There is a small platform on the walk that looks into the forest, as well as a covered picnic table near the tunnel.

Track: The track is pathed and well-signed, making it easy to follow.

Difficulty: The track is suitable for all fitness levels and is wheelchair accessible (assistance may be required).

Direction: This is an out-and back track that returns the way it came.

getting there

The walk starts from a small car park at the beginning of Darlington Range Road, just off Beaudesert-Nerang Road, in Canungra, 1 hour drive south of Brisbane.

The car park is relatively small, but sufficient for how trafficked the walk is.

best time to go

The walk can be completed year-round.

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Remember, whenever venturing into the outdoors, practice the Leave No Trace principles and be considerate of others. This means: dispose of your waste properly, don't remove things or move things from their natural position and respect all wildlife. Also be sure to plan ahead and adequately prepare for any adventure. 

I respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which all activities listed on this website are found, as well as Elders past, present and emerging. I strive to not promote sites where requests have been made for people not to explore due to the cultural significance of the site to Indigenous peoples, or note how to respectfully visit a site. If I have a promoted a site with cultural significance, please send me a message and let me know.   

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