Stawell West – The trail starts at a small car park on the Grampians Road, 700 metres south of the Western Highway.
This rail line ran from Stawell to a stone quarry at Heatherlie at the base of the Grampians from 1882 to 1949.
The quarry supplied stone for many of Melbourne’s public buildings including Parliament House and the State Library.
The trail is mostly through beautiful bushland.
There are no plans to extend the trail to the Heatherlie quarry.
At the Heatherlie quarry, a short section of trail is walkable. A number of quarry buildings are still standing, and there is plenty of interesting mining equipment to explore.
- Stawell West to Mt Dryden Rd car park
- 233km north west of Melbourne
- Surface – Fine gravel
- Terrain – Flat
For more information and a location map please visit RailTrails Australia.