East Gippsland Rail Trail
  • Length: 94km

  • Duration: 6 days

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Bairnsdale 

  • End: Newmeralla

  • Closest Town: Bairnsdale 

  • Location: Gippsland

  • Distance from state capital: 280km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -37.8246885

  • Longitude: 147.6419652


East Gippsland Rail Trail is a 94km, grade 3 One Way hike located in Gippsland Victoria. The hike should take approximately 6 days to complete.


Rail Trail services including bike hire, return transport, luggage transfers and accommodation

A long rail trail, which passes through a variety of forest and farmland
Ideal for multi-day tour or shorter day trips
Lots of huge old timber bridges, railway cuttings and embankments
Some low level diversions around bridges from Bruthen on are quite steep.
Occasional views of the Gippsland Lakes
Rich variety of birds and other wildlife
Small towns and villages providing meals and accommodation options
Option to divert onto the Mississippi Tramway to Lakes Entrance


Bairnsdale to Newmeralla in Gippsland

East Gippsland, 280km from Melbourne

Coarse gravel, Fine gravel, Sealed

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