East Gippsland Rail Trail, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia

East Gippsland Rail Trail

Experience the diversity of East Gippsland as this trail weaves past undulating farmland, tall forests, creeks, rivers and flood plains; crosses historic timber railway bridges and enjoys views of the Gippsland Lakes before arriving at Orbost and the Snowy River. To include a trip to the lakes on your journey, the Gippsland Lakes Discovery Trail connects to Lakes Entrance from Seaton Track in the Colquhoun Forest.

Location: Bairnsdale to Newmerella
Distance: 94km one way
Track: Generally smooth dirt or gravel track
Grade: Level 1 – No experience required, suitable for beginners and children.
Level 2 – Suitable for most ages and fitness levels, some riding experience recommended.
Start: Howitt Park, McEacharn Street, Bairnsdale
Finish: Burn Road, Newmerella
Note: The trail ends at Newmerella, but there is an off road shared pathway that begins at Burn Road and is 2 km to Orbost. Take care at high speed highway crossings. If taking the Gippsland Lakes Discovery Trail to Lakes Entrance, note that it is only suitable for mountain bikes
Getting there: Travel via Monash Freeway (M1) and Princes Highway (A1) to Bairnsdale approximately 280 km east of Melbourne.

Content: Tourism Victoria

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