Gippsland Lakes Discovery Trail
  • Length: 17km

  • Duration: 5hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Colquhoun

  • End: Lakes Entrance

  • Location: Gippsland

  • Closest Town: Colquhoun

  • Distance from CBD: 315km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -37.83819791

  • Longitude: 147.9512319

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Bitumen Road

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Winding Road

Speed Bumps

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Entry Fee

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Small Car Park

Accessible Parking

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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


Gippsland Lakes Discovery Trail is a 17km, grade 3 One Way hike located in Gippsland Victoria. The hike should take approximately 5hrs to complete.


For more information on this trail see the book Rail Trails of Victoria and South Australia.

This trail provides a link from the East Gippsland Rail Trail and Lakes Entrance
Lovely bush trail that follows an old tramway following the Mississippi Ck.
Remains of old cuttings, including rail and sleepers.
Remains of old marble quarry along the way

Colquhoun – junction with East Gippsland Trail to Lakes Entrance – off road trail starts 8km north at Scriveners Rd.


Colquhoun to Lakes Entrance in Gippsland

EastGippsland, 315km east of Melbourne

Compacted earth

Undulating with a couple of steep sections

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


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