Fassifern to Toronto Rail Trail
  • Length: 4km

  • Duration: 1hr

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Fassifern 

  • End: Toronto

  • Location: Newcastle

  • Closest Town: Fassifern 

  • Distance from CBD: 160km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -32.9855317

  • Longitude: 151.5813658

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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

Accessible Toilet

Public Toilets

Drinking Water

Untreated Water

Picnic Shelter

Picnic Table

BBQ Facilities

Campfire Pit

Camping Area

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Concrete Path

Timber Boardwalk

Gravel Path

Sandy Trail

Rough Trail

Undefined Trail

Prams & Strollers

Manual Wheelchair

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


Fassifern to Toronto Rail Trail is a 4km, grade 2 one way hike, located in Newcastle Area, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 1hr to complete.

Hike Summary

The railway was built by a private company in 1891, but had to be taken over by the government railways in 1910. Operations ceased on the line in 1990 and though the railway was officially closed in 1995, the rails are still in place.

A comfortable flat ride or walk with bay views.
Old railway tracks still in place next to trail
Can be accessed from Fassifern railway station
Historical rail museum at Toronto railway station

The rail trail is managed by Lake Macquarie Council.

Lake Macquarie Council

About the region

Situated on the east coast of NSW, Newcastle is surrounded by golden sand beaches, a breathtaking coastline and a beautiful working harbour. The cafes, restaurants and bars, unique architecture and rich history stretch from the city to the suburbs.


Fassifern to Toronto in Newcastle Area

Near Newcastle and 160 kilometres north of Sydney


Flat to slight incline

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

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