High Country Rail Trail

e are delighted about the opening of the The Goulburn River High Country Rail Trail. It is a genuine bucket list experience for anybody who likes riding bikes in beautiful places.

The new trail opened in June 2012 is set within some of Australia’s most serene countryside, with links to rural towns, the 134 km long trail follows the former Mansfield Railway Reserve from Tallarook to Mansfield.  The trail experience includes the historic Cheviot tunnel, with 9 km downhill run, as well as the long rail bridge across Lake Eildon at Bonnie Doon.

The trail includes approximately 121km from Tallarook, near Seymour, through major towns of Yea and Bonnie Doon to Mansfield. An additional 13km spur to Alexandra extends from Cathkin.

Distances and surfaces along main sections of the GRHCT:

  • Tallarook to Trawool (compacted gravel surface) – 16km
  • Trawool to Yea (compacted gravel surface) – 25km
  • Yea to Cathkin (compacted gravel surface) – 20km
  • Cathkin to Merton (compacted gravel and bitumen sealed surface) – 24km
  • Merton to Bonnie Doon (compacted gravel surface) – 16km
  • Bonnie Doon to Maindample (bitumen sealed surface) – 8km
  • Maindample to Mansfield (bitumen sealed surface) – 12km
  • Alexandra to Cathkin (bitumen sealed surface) – 13km

We encourage you not to miss out on experiencing this wonderful new trail.

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