Australia's Longest Rail Trail
This easily accessible, varied and unique rail trail offers close proximity to heritage classified rivers, majestic valleys, lakes and mountains. The trail is Australia's longest continuous rail trail with a span of 134 kilometres from Tallarook, through Yea to Mansfield, with a spur line linking Cathkin and Alexandra.
The rail trail can be explored on bike, on foot or on horseback. The rail trail includes 39 new bridges, seven new car parks and amenities, eight water tanks and 17 rest stops. Towns and settlements along the way offer unique experiences and new places to explore, including historic landmarks and buildings, art galleries, museums, food and wine, shopping and markets.
The completed rail trail traverses the Mitchell, Murrindindi and Mansfield Shires, connecting towns and communities including Tallarook, Trawool, Kerrisdale, Homewood, Yea, Yarck, Molesworth, Cathkin, Alexandra, Koriella, Kanumbra, Merton, Woodfield, Bonnie Doon, Maindample and Mansfield.
For more information visit The Great Victorian Rail Trail website, or call 1800 RTRAIL.
The trail can be accessed from many points. Several towns provide easy access with car parks, picnic facilities and toilets available.
The trail runs east from Tallarook, through Trawool and Yea to Mansfield. Tallarook is only 100 kilometres north of Melbourne just off the Hume Freeway.
The V-Line Seymour Line train stops at Tallarook.