Stretching 78 kilometres from Wodonga, through Old Tallangatta and out to Shelley, the High Country Rail Trail hugs the shoreline of the majestic Lake Hume. Ride back in time to the 1950s when the town of Tallangatta was relocated, and the old town flooded by Lake Hume. Cross the sparkling lake over the bright red 600 metre Sandy Creek Bridge to visit the new and old town sites. Pack your panniers with regional produce for a lakeside picnic at Ebden, Ludlow’s or Huon Reserve, or take a refreshing dip while you simply soak up the sweet serenity.
SANDY CREEK BRIDGE
Located close to the Huon Reserve, the High Country Rail Trail meets the striking Sandy Creek bridge, which traverses the inlet for 600m. The bridge offers a viewing platform at the Tallangatta end where you can stop to take in the breath-taking panoramic views of the Hume Lake and the surrounding countryside.
WHISTLESTOP HIGH TEA
Held in May each year, as part of the High Country Harvest Festival, the Whistlestop High Tea is the perfect opportunity to take a ride along the High Country Rail Trail. The 24km return ride is dotted with high-tea pit stops and incredible views.
For those who like to reward the end of a tough climb, set your sites on Shelley Station, Victoria's highest railway station. Catch your breath, take in the views and roll on down towards Corryong.