Great Victorian Rail Trail
Explore Australia’s longest rail trail on bike, on foot or on horseback. Along the way you will see heritage classified rivers, majestic valleys, lakes and mountains. The Great Victorian Rail Trail extends 134 kilometres from Tallarook, through Yea to Mansfield, with a spur line linking Cathkin and Alexandra.
Features and facilities
This easily accessible, varied and unique rail trail traverses 39 new bridges, passes 7 new car parks and amenities, 8 water tanks and offers respite at 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.
Call in at local towns along the way
The 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.
You can get onto the trail from many places. 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. To get to Tallarook from Melbourne by car, travel 100km north of Melbourne just off the Hume Freeway.
To get to Tallarook by train, board the Seymour Line V-Line service at Melbourne’s Southern Cross Station.