Muntapa Tunnel is Queensland’s longest straight railway tunnel at 287 metres. The disused tunnel is now home to a colony of bent winged bats. The tunnel was opened in 1913 and was closed in 1964. This is a great day drip from the caravan park, there is a toilet and picnic area so it’s a great place to rest and have a picnic. While you cannot walk all the way through the tunnel (there is a section in the middle closed off to protect the bats), you can walk in each end.
One end is down a flight of stairs – good quality new stairs.
The other end is a trail into the end of the tunnel where you can go in far enough to feel the change in temperature and need a torch. A great adventure for the kids!
Approx. distance 46km (40 mins)