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
- Near Newcastle and 160 kilometres north of Sydney
- Surface – Sealed
- Terrain – Flat to slight incline
For more information and a location map please visit RailTrails Australia.