Bass Coast Rail Trail
  • Length: 23km

  • Duration: 7hrs

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Wonthaggi

  • End: Anderson

  • Closest Town: Wonthaggi

  • Location: Victoria

  • Distance from state capital: 130km

  • State: VIC

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

Notes

  • Wonthaggi to Anderson
  • 130km south-east of Melbourne, near Phillip Island
  • Surface – Fine gravel
  • Terrain – Flat and undulating

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