Great Divide Rail Trail
  • Length: 4.5km

  • Duration: 2hrs

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Leonards Hill 

  • End: Wombat

  • Closest Town: Leonards Hill 

  • Location: Victoria

  • Distance from state capital: 110km

  • State: VIC

Summary

These sections are suitable for walking only. The trails are not maintained as rail trails, but as part of the GDT.

The trail follows two short sections of the Daylesford to Creswick railway.
Two sections of this trail are open for walking, Leonards Hill to Wombat, and near Jubilee Lake. Both sections are used by the Great Dividing Trail (GDT), a marked walking route from Ballarat to Daylesford, Bendigo and Bacchus Marsh
At Jubilee Lake you can see the remnants of an interesting bridge. The train went across the top of the span, and the pedestrians walked underneath.

Much of the terrain is dry, open stringybark forest.

The Daylesford Spa Country Railway runs tourist trains from Daylesford to Bullarto. They will carry bikes.

Notes

  • Leonards Hill to Wombat
  • 110km north west of Melbourne, near Daylesford
  • Surface – Compacted earth
  • Terrain – Undulating

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