The Boolboonda Tunnel, near Mount Perry, Queensland, Australia

The Boolboonda Tunnel is an abandoned railway tunnel near Mount Perry, Queensland, Australia. At 192 metres long it the longest unsupported man-made tunnel in Queensland. Its construction represented an important engineering feat for rail transport in Queensland at the time. It was built in the 1880s for the Bundaberg to Mt Perry railway line, passing under the Boolboonda Range. The two years that it took to build was pretty quick, considering it was cut through hard granite rock, and it was the 1880s!

Completed and opened in 1883 and operated until 1960 when the line was closed. The railway line was removed in 1961. It was quite an engineering achievement in it's time!

The tunnel is now open to cars and other vehicles on a gravel track, which is maintained by the Bundaberg Regional Council.

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Beautiful night shot of the Boolboonda Tunnel, near Mt Perry, Queensland, Australia
Beautiful night shot of the Boolboonda Tunnel, near Mt Perry, Queensland, Australia. A really interesting pic showing both the tunnel and the starry night sky.

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Beautiful night shot, using a time exposure, of the Boolboonda Tunnel, near Mt Perry, Queensland, Australia
Beautiful night shot, using a time exposure, of the Boolboonda Tunnel, near Mt Perry, Queensland, Australia.

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From the inside looking out of the Boolboonda Tunnel, near Mt Perry, Queensland, Australia
From the inside looking out of the Boolboonda Tunnel, near Mt Perry, Queensland, Australia.

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Peaceful picnic area, near the Boolboonda Tunnel, Queensland, Australia.
Peaceful picnic area, near the Boolboonda Tunnel, Queensland, Australia. Built in 2003 as a community jobs program, in combination with the local Rotary Club. What a great spot to sit and have a picnic after exploring the Boolboonda Tunnel.

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Rustic scene near the Boolboonda Tunnel, Queensland, Australia.
Rustic scene, near the Boolboonda Tunnel, Queensland, Australia. Dramatic clouds emphasize the sunlit valley in this lovely rustic scene near the Boolboonda Tunnel.

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View from the Mt Perry lookout, near the Boolboonda Tunnel, Queensland, Australia
View from the Mt Perry lookout, near the Boolboonda Tunnel, Queensland, Australia. This pic shows the rugged nature of the country around the area of the Boolboonda Tunnel.

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Where the modern meet the past. Wine cellar near Mt Perry Queensland, Australia.
Where the modern meet the past. Wine cellar near Mt Perry Queensland, Australia. Formerly a blacksmith's shed on a Queensland station. Now fitted out inside as a wine tasting cellar while maintaining the old charm. At a winery near Mount Perry.

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