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Great Victorian Rail Trail

Great Victorian Rail Trail

The Great Victorian Rail Trail is one of the longest Rail Trails in Victoria and is world renowned for it’s diversity and amazing scenery that attracts visitors from all over Australia and the world. The Great Victorian Rail Trail, formerly known as the Goulburn River High Country Rail Trail is the longest and most scenic rail trail in Victoria with 134kms of trail to be explored. You will find maps, accommodation, and places to eat to help you plan your trip. You can book direct with accommodation providers or simply book online using

Being the closest Rail Trail from Melbourne you can start your rail trail journey at Tallarook or catch a train to Tallarook Train Station

Venture just a little or ride all the way through to Mansfield via Yea, Molesworth, Alexandra, Yarck, Merton, Bonnie Doon and Maindample before finishing at Mansfield or of Course jump on the trail at any point and ride in whatever direction you choose. The scenery, wildlife and terrain are worthwhile no matter what part you ride.

Carting bikes and luggage can be difficult on public transport or by car, but don’t let that stop you.

Choose from one or multi day rides, guided or self guided tours to suit all abilities and interests.

Victoria might be one of the smallest states of Australia but it is big when it comes to rail trails with over 800kms of rails available to ride which is more than all the other states in Australia combined. Victoria is renowned for its adventure, scenery and hospitality.

A family video of the Great Victorian Rail Trail


Check out all the Victorian rail trails – see the extensive list below.

Murray to Mountain Rail Trail  Murray to the Mountains Rail Trail (116km)
Location: North East Victoria, 250km from Melbourne

East Gippsland Rail Trail  East Gippsland Rail Trail (94km)
Location: East Gippsland, 280km from Melbourne

Great Southern Rail Trail Great Southern Rail Trail (58km) Location: South Gippsland, 129km from Melbourne

Ballarat – Skipton Rail Trail Ballarat – Skipton Rail Trail (56km)
Location: South west of Ballarat, 110km from Melbourne

Old Beechy Rail Trail Old Beechy Rail Trail (46km)
Location: Otway Ranges

Gippsland Plains Rail Trail  Gippsland Plains Rail Trail (42km)
Location: Near Traralgon Gippsland, 190km east of Melbourne

Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail (40km)
Location: Yarra Valley, east of Melbourne

Camperdown to Timboon Camperdown to Timboon (40km)
Location: 160km south west of Melbourne

High Country Rail Trail  High Country Rail Trail (37km)
Location: North east Victoria, 300km from Melbourne

Bellarine Rail Trail  Bellarine Rail Trail (32.5km)
Location: Bellarine Peninsula, 75km from Melbourne

O’Keefe Rail Trail  O’Keefe Rail Trail (23km)
Location: East of Bendigo, 150km from Melbourne

Outer Circle Rail Trail Outer Circle Rail Trail (18km)
Location: Eastern Melbourne suburbs, 6km from Melbourne

Bass Coast Rail Trail  Bass Coast Rail Trail (16km)
Location: 130km south-east of Melbourne, near Phillip Island

Grand Ridge Rail Trail  Grand Ridge Rail Trail (13km) 
Location: Strzelecki Ranges, South Gippsland, Victoria, 160km from Melbourne

Belgrave Railway Trail  Belgrave Railway Trail (12.5km)
Location: 40km East of Melbourne

Tyres Junction Rail Trail Tyers Junction Rail Trail (11km)
Location: Gippsland, 30km north of Moe, 160km from Melbourne

Grampians Rail Trail Grampians Rail Trail (11km)
Location: 233km west of Melbourne

Please see all trails here


Great Victorian Rail Trail – Adventures