High Country Rail Trail
  • Length: 59km

  • Duration: 4 days

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Wodonga 

  • End: Old Tallangatta

  • Location: Northern Victoria

  • Closest Town: Wodonga 

  • Distance from CBD: 300km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -36.1993384

  • Longitude: 147.2605363

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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

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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


High Country Rail Trail is a 59km, grade 2 one way hike, located in Northern Victoria, Victoria. The hike should take approximately 4 days to complete.

Hike Summary

The area has many National and State Parks to explore. There are good views from lookouts and mountaintops (including the Main Range of the Kosciuszko National Park) and plenty of picnic areas and camping opportunities.

The High Country Rail Trail traverses farmland near the shores of Lake Hume and forest further up at Shelley.
The trail is undulating to Tallangatta with some moderate gradients. The Derbyshire to Shelley section is all uphill at the steepest gradient trains could manage.
Trail surface is of varying quality.
The 600m Sandy Creek bridge was opened in October 2012
The trail will eventually be 112km in length.


Wodonga to Old Tallangatta in Northern Victoria

North east Victoria, 300km from Melbourne

Fine gravel


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

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