Kaoota Tramway Details
This gently graded track meanders through varied bushland, including dry eucalypt forest and rainforest, following a section of the historic Kaoota Tramway. While large sections of the tramway are now in private ownership, Council has been able to develop 6 km for people to enjoy – its width and gradient perfect for walking or riding abreast. Constructed in 1906 , the 20 km long two- foot gauge tramway was used to transport coal from the mine at Kaoota to the wharf at Margate. After coal mining ceased the tramway was used to transport logs, fruit and passengers. The line was dismantled in 1922 after bushfires destroyed several bridges. Keep a lookout for historic relics, such as railway sleepers, rails and coal spills.
Please use Pelverata Road from Sandfly to access the top entrance to the track. Do not use the road coming up from Allens Rivulet as it is unsealed, narrow and has poor visibility. Due to the abundance of native wildlife along this track dogs are prohibited. Can be combined with Nierinna Creek Track by walking down Lawless Road to the entrance of Nierinna Creek Track. Margate Rivulet Track follows on from near the bottom of Nierinna Creek Track
Local Trail AssociationConingham Mountain Bike Club (www.facebook.com)
More Stats for Kaoota Tramway mountain bike trail
Altitude change-403 ft
Altitude min851 ft
Altitude max1,296 ft
Altitude start1,254 ft
Altitude end851 ft
Distance climb1.3 miles
Distance down2.0 miles
Distance flat1,054 ft
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