Great Victorian Rail Trail

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Great Victorian Rail Trail

Great Victorian Rail Trail

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The Great Victorian Rail Trail is Australia’s longest continuous rail trail, with Victoria’s longest rail trail tunnel at Cheviot. The trail spans 134 kilometres from Tallarook, through Yea to Mansfield. The trail travels through beautiful countryside following the heritage classified Goulburn River at Tallarook and passes through the Trawool Valley, classified by the National Trust for its scenic beauty.

You can take a ride through the historic 201 metre long Cheviot Tunnel and explore the old Alexandra Station with its Timber Tramway and Museum. The Great Victorian Rail Trail boasts almost 50 water crossings as it follows the Goulburn River and traverses a glimmering Lake Eildon on its way to the Victorian High Country.

The trail surface varies along the 134 kilometres journey and is made up of either compacted gravel (chert) or granitic sand.

The granitic sand is used in sections that are shared use between walkers, cyclists and horses. Signs mark the way for horses where a dedicated bridle path follows beside the gravel (chert) sections.

The trail surface is best suited for mountain, hybrid or touring bikes.


  • Mountain biking
  • Cycling
  • Hiking / running
  • Horse riding
  • Sight-seeing


  • 134km trail

Important Information


  • Always do some research before heading out for your journey. Visit the trails website for up to date information on the current conditions.
  • Stay safe and get the most out of your park visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care.
  • Wear suitable footwear and ensure to bring a hat and sunscreen to protect yourself from the elements.
  • Plan ahead and ensure to take enough food and water for your journey.
  • Always stay on the marked tracks where possible. Never climb fences, they are there for your own safety.
  • Please consider the environment, take your rubbish with you or place in the bins provided. We want to ensure these beautiful places are still here for our future generations to enjoy.
  • Ensure to let a responsible adult know of your plans and report back into them once you have finished exploring for the day.

Photo credits: Parks Victoria.

Location & Supplier

Great Victorian Rail Trail

Address: Great Victorian Rail Trail, Mansfield, Vic 3722


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