Great Divide Rail Trail
  • Length: 4.5km

  • Duration: 2hrs

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Leonards Hill 

  • End: Wombat

  • Location: Western Victoria

  • Closest Town: Leonards Hill 

  • Distance from CBD: 110km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -37.42185964

  • Longitude: 144.1111213

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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

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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

Well Marked

Drinking Water

Untreated Water

Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Overnight Campsites

Trail Running

Horse Riding


Great Divide Rail Trail is a 4.5km, grade 2 one way hike, located in Western Victoria, Victoria. The hike should take approximately 2hrs to complete.

Hike 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.


Leonards Hill to Wombat in Western Victoria

110km north west of Melbourne, near Daylesford

Compacted earth


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

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