Hawthorn to Kew Rail Trail
  • Length: 1km

  • Duration: 30 mins

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Hawthorn 

  • End: Kew

  • Location: Melbourne Region

  • Closest Town: Hawthorn 

  • Distance from CBD: 5km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -37.82072228

  • Longitude: 145.0294077

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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

Camping Area

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Concrete Path

Timber Boardwalk

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Sandy Trail

Rough Trail

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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


Hawthorn to Kew Rail Trail is a 1km, grade 2 one way hike, located in Melbourne Region, Victoria. The hike should take approximately 30 mins to complete.

Hike Summary

This short trail follows a branch line from Hawthorn to Kew, opened in 1887 and closed in 1957.

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Hawthorn to Kew in Melbourne Region

Eastern Melbourne suburbs, 5km from Melbourne



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


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