GREAT VICTORIAN RAIL TRAIL
These short, but definitely sweet snippets of the Great Victorian Rail Trail are the perfect way to take in the beautiful scenery of the High Country.
MANSFIELD LOOP (1.5KM RETURN)
Start in Mansfield for a peaceful trundle or walk through the wetlands and enjoy native birds, plants and animals. The trail begins right next to the Visitor Information Centre and seating is available along the route.
YEA - CHEVIOT TUNNEL (9KM)
In Yea you’ll pass the Gothic-styled Yea Railway Station (1889), where you can make use of the playground, skate park, toilets, picnic tables and BBQs. From Yea, the trail passes directly through Cheviot Tunnel – the longest rail trail tunnel in Victoria. Mainly uphill toward the tunnel, perfect for beginners and families.
TALLAROOK - TRAWOOL (11KM)
The trail follows the heritage-classified Goulburn River at Tallarook and passes through the Trawool Valley. Classified by the National Trust for its scenic beauty, the region was once frequented by famous artists including Tom Roberts, Frederick McCubbin and Arthur Streeton.
CATHKIN - ALEXANDRA (13KM)
The Cathkin Station platform still stands, and the Alexandra Timber Tramway and Museum operates at the old Alexandra Station. Coming out of Alexandra you’ll head up to Eglinton Cutting, which can be a challenge. From the top enjoy the stunning view of Cathedral Range.