Gippsland Plains Rail Trail
  • Length: 63km

  • Duration: 4 days

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Stratford 

  • End: Traralgon

  • Location: Gippsland

  • Closest Town: Stratford 

  • Distance from CBD: 190km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -37.9791753

  • Longitude: 147.0720172

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Public Transport

Bitumen Road

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Speed Bumps

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Trail Running

Horse Riding


Gippsland Plains Rail Trail is a 63km, grade 2 one way hike, located in Gippsland, Victoria. The hike should take approximately 4 days to complete.

Hike Summary

Budget and short term cabin accomodation in Tinamba

This trail passes through generally flat dairy farm country with views of the Great Dividing Range.
The trail surface is fairly smooth gravel though it can be soft in some of the newer sections when wet.
You can access the trail by train from Melbourne at Stratford or Traralgon, so it is possible to ride one way and return by train.

Situated on 7.5 acres of superbly landscaped gardens just 4km from Traralgon’s CBD.

About the region

Stretch your legs in some of Victoria's most spectacular national parks, be charmed by tiny towns, and indulge in gourmet fresh produce in Gippsland. Amble along Ninety Mile Beach, set up camp in Wilsons Prom or set sail on the Gippsland Lakes. Feed your curiosity at galleries and studios, or at local cellar doors, boutique distilleries and renowned restaurants.


Stratford to Traralgon in Gippsland

Near Traralgon Gippsland, 190km east of Melbourne

Coarse gravel, Fine gravel


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

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