Fassifern to Toronto Rail Trail
  • Length: 4km

  • Duration: 1hr

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Fassifern 

  • End: Toronto

  • Closest Town: Fassifern 

  • Location: Newcastle Area

  • Distance from state capital: 160km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -32.9855317

  • Longitude: 151.5813658


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 1hrs to complete.


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


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.