High Country Rail Trail
  • Length: 59km

  • Duration: 4 days

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Wodonga 

  • End: Old Tallangatta

  • Closest Town: Wodonga 

  • Location: Northern Victoria

  • Distance from state capital: 300km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -36.1993384

  • Longitude: 147.2605363


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.


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.