Bass Coast Rail Trail
  • Length: 21.8km

  • Duration: 6hrs

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Wonthaggi

  • End: Anderson

  • Closest Town: Wonthaggi

  • Location: Gippsland

  • Distance from state capital: 137km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -38.53595161

  • Longitude: 145.406975

Trail Access

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Bitumen Road

Gravel Road

Easy Access

Steep Road

Winding Road

Vehicle Ford

Speed Bumps

2WD Vehicle

4WD Vehicle

Entry Fee

Ample Parking

Accessible Parking

Wheelchair Toilet

Toilet Facilities

Camping Available

Drinking Water

Picnic Shelter

Picnic Table

BBQ Facilities

Fire Pit

Trail Features

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Concrete Path

Timber Boardwalk

Gravel Path

Sandy Trail

Rough Trail

No Defined Trail

Manual Wheelchair

Motorised Wheelchair

Prams and Strollers

Bike Friendly

Overnight Campsites

River Crossings

Rock Scrambling

Bush Bashing

Exposed Ledges

Trail Markers

Drinking Water

Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Dog Friendly

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Bass Coast Rail Trail is a 21.8km, grade 2 One Way hike located in Gippsland Victoria. The hike should take approximately 6hrs to complete.


This is a very pleasant and easy to ride section of the trail where the scenery is a mix of farmland and coastal heath and paperbark

This is a spectacular coastal railtrail which can easily be ridden in both directions in a few short hours
An original timber trestle bridge at Kilcunda right on the beach
Phillip Island only a few kms away
Spectacular Coastal and rural views
Plenty of places to eat and stay at Wonthaggi and Kilcunda
Historical mining sites
Wonderful mining museum in Wonthaggi at old State Coal Mine site
Museum, arts and craft shop at Wonthaggi station site.

The trail from Anderson is a steady decline and then flat, giving panoramic views of the surrounding areas, farming land and Western Port Bay.

For more information on this trail see the book Rail Trails of Victoria.

Wonthaggi – The old railway station, located by the nearby mine tower head to Anderson – The carpark opposite the roundabout turn-off for Phillip Island


Wonthaggi to Anderson in Gippsland

130km south-east of Melbourne, near Phillip Island

Fine gravel

Flat and undulating

For more information and a location map please visit RailTrails Australia.