Recreation trails

Council supports the community by providing a range of trails to encourage a healthy, active lifestyle as well as showcasing what the region has to offer.

Most trails are flat, shared pathways that you can walk or cycle along with ease.

Active Travel Strategy

View  the Hervey Bay walk and cycle trail map or visit the Fraser Coast Bicycle User Group for rides, tours and more. 

  • Experiences along the trail include beaches, parks, botanic gardens, playgrounds, piers, swimming, fishing, shopping, dining and glimpses into local and aboriginal history.


  • Experiences along the trail include parks and gardens, playgrounds, river boardwalk, heritage
    buildings, museums, art gallery, shopping, dining and glimpses into local and aboriginal history.


  • Discover the art of storytelling and follow a delightful trail of public art and multimedia, created by our local artisans, that magically bring our stories to life.


  • The Mary to Bay Rail Trail is a shared path for pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders, following the disused rail line between Maryborough and Hervey Bay.

    Once complete the Rail Trail will cover a distance of some 48 kilometres. 

    A significant portion of the Mary to Bay Rail Trail already exists:

    • The Mobility Corridor between Urangan Pier and Nikenbah, 
    • A section between Piggford Lane and Walligan Trailhead, and
    • A newly completed section from Takura almost to Colton.


    Council is working with the Mary to Bay Rail Trail Advisory Committee and the Queensland Government to advance the trail.

    In 2019, Council endorsed a Feasibility Study and Development Plan to guide future works.

    Feasibility Study Development Plan

    In the past few years, members of the Fraser Coast Bicycle Users Group have been heavily involved in refurbishment works of sections of the Rail Trail. Visit the Mary to Bay Rail Trail Discussion Group

  • Council has been collaborating with Butchulla Elders on a number of Indigenous Park projects to highlight the important connection between the Butchulla people and their country and share this information with residents and visitors.


  • Looking for more trails? 
    Why not explore the Wide Bay Burnett region, with internationally recognised pristine coastlines through to rugged mountain ranges, there is something for everyone to enjoy the natural wonders of the region.

    Additional trails

Sports and Recreation