Fassifern to Toronto Rail Trail
  • Length: 4km

  • Duration: 1hr

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Fassifern 

  • End: Toronto

  • Location: Newcastle Area

  • Closest Town: Fassifern 

  • Distance from CBD: 160km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -32.9855317

  • Longitude: 151.5813658

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Trail Access

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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

Trail Features

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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

Trail Markers

Drinking Water

Untreated Water

Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Overnight Campsites

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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.

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

Notes

Fassifern to Toronto in Newcastle Area

Near Newcastle and 160 kilometres north of Sydney

Sealed

Flat to slight incline


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