Bass Coast Rail Trail
  • Length: 21.8km

  • Duration: 6hrs

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Wonthaggi

  • End: Anderson

  • Location: Gippsland

  • Closest Town: Wonthaggi

  • Distance from CBD: 137km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -38.53595161

  • Longitude: 145.406975

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2WD Access

4WD Access

Public Transport

Bitumen Road

Gravel Road

Steep Road

Winding Road

Speed Bumps

Vehicle Ford

Entry Fee

Large Car Park

Small Car Park

Accessible Parking

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Public Toilets

Drinking Water

Untreated Water

Picnic Shelter

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Concrete Path

Timber Boardwalk

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Sandy Trail

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Prams & Strollers

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Motorised Wheelchair

Bicycle Trail

Mountain Bike Trail

Historic Rail Trail

Dog Friendly

Urban Walk

Coast & Beach

Historic Lighthouse

Waterfalls & Lakes

Rainforest Walk

Goldfields & Mining

Heritage Walk

Aboriginal Art

Alpine Region

Alpine Huts

Exposed Ledges

Rock Scrambling

Steep Terrain

Bush Bashing

River Crossings

Scenic Viewpoints

Well Marked

Drinking Water

Untreated Water

Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Overnight Campsites

Trail Running

Horse Riding


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.

Hike Summary

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

About the region

Stretch your legs in some of Victoria's most spectacular national parks, be charmed by tiny towns, and indulge in gourmet fresh produce in Gippsland. Amble along Ninety Mile Beach, set up camp in Wilsons Prom or set sail on the Gippsland Lakes. Feed your curiosity at galleries and studios, or at local cellar doors, boutique distilleries and renowned restaurants.


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. 

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