• Length: 21.8km

  • Duration: 6hrs

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Wonthaggi

  • End: Sam Remo

  • Closest Town: Wonthaggi

  • Location: Bass Coast

  • Distance from state capital: 137km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -38.5359516094

  • Longitude: 145.4069749796

Trail Access

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Bitumen Road

Gravel Road

Easy Access

Steep Road

Winding Road

Vehicle Ford

Speed Bumps

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Entry Fee

Ample Parking

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Wheelchair Toilet

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Camping Available

Drinking Water

Picnic Shelter

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Trail Features

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Concrete Path

Timber Boardwalk

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Sandy Trail

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Prams and Strollers

Bike Friendly

Overnight Campsites

River Crossings

Rock Scrambling

Bush Bashing

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Drinking Water

Fishing Spots

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Dog Friendly

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


The popular Bass Coast Walk and Rail Trail is a cliff top hike that stretches from the outskirts of San Remo at Punchbowl Road, to the Bass Highway (just opposite the hall at Peppermint Road) in Kilcunda. The final 12km is along the Bass Coast rail trail from Kilcunda to Wonthaggi. The Trail ends in Graham Street Wonthaggi where you will collect your cars and return to the start point.

Rugged Cliffs, crashing surf, remote beaches, rural pastures and a rich coal mining history all form part of this hike.

The hike offers spectacular views of the coastline and follows the route of the explorer George Bass’ epic voyage of discovery along the southern edge of the Anderson Peninsula, over 200 years ago.


  • Wonthaggi railway station site, Bent Street (or carparking at the shopping centre on the western side of the Bass Highway)
  • Kilcunda township – on Bass Highway
  • Anderson – V-Line carpark opposite roundabout to Phillip Island on Bass Highway
  • Woolamai Recreation Reserve on Trew Road.



Total distance: 21868 m
Max elevation: 71 m
Min elevation: 3 m
Total climbing: 429 m
Total descent: -459 m