Melba Flats to Zeehan Rail Trail
  • Length: 9km

  • Duration: 3hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Melba Flats 

  • End: Zeehan

  • Closest Town: Melba Flats 

  • Location: West Coast Tasmania

  • Distance from state capital: 296km

  • State: TAS

  • Latitude: -41.84689529

  • Longitude: 145.4009581


Melba Flats to Zeehan Rail Trail is a 9km, grade 3 One Way hike located in West Coast Tasmania Tasmania. The hike should take approximately 3hrs to complete.


Two different railways ran parallel between Zeehan and Melba Flats. One was the 2 foot gauge government-owned North East Dundas Tramway which continued to Williamsford (see page 16); the other was the 3ft 6in gauge railway to Burnie on the north coast, operated by the Emu Bay Railway Company. Today, the easements of these lines form an excellent walking and mountain bike trail which passes through open grasslands. Wildflowers are abundant in summer.

For more information on this trail see the book Rail Trails of Tasmania.


Melba Flats to Zeehan in West Coast Tasmania

Zeehan Area, 296km from Hobart

Compacted earth


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