Great Southern Rail Trail & Tarra Trail
  • Length: 74km

  • Duration: 5 days

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Leongatha 

  • End: Port Welshpool

  • Closest Town: Leongatha 

  • Location: Gippsland

  • Distance from state capital: 130km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -38.57822

  • Longitude: 145.98549


Great Southern Rail Trail & Tarra Trail is a 74km, grade 3 One Way hike located in Gippsland Victoria. The hike should take approximately 5 days to complete.


Combine your rail trail journey with other regional attractions such as Agnes Falls, Walkerville Lime Kilns, Coal Creek Heritage Village, or Wilsons Promontory National Park.

A picturesque rail trail close to Melbourne, Phillip Island and Wilsons Promontory. 
This rail trail has seen many major improvements in recent years including the opening of the Black Spur bridges near Koonwarra in March 2016.
The rail trail has a wide smooth hard packed gravel surface and only one crossing of a major road, after Meeniyan.
Take the full 74km journey or choose shorter segments for a more leisurely outing. Make sure to stop and explore the towns that are linked along it, with their unique stories and experiences they offer… as well as the terrific coffee, shopping and dining opportunities.

Situated directly across from the Great Southern Rail Trail, Meeniyan Motel & Bike Hire is the Prom Country’s premier hire depot covering all your cycling needs.


Leongatha to Port Welshpool in Gippsland

South Gippsland, 130km from Melbourne

Fine gravel

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