Murray to the Mountains Rail Trail
  • Length: 116km

  • Duration: 7 days

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Wangaratta

  • End: Bright

  • Location: Northern Victoria

  • Closest Town: Wangaratta

  • Distance from CBD: 250km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -36.52395871

  • Longitude: 146.6834509

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Historic Rail Trail

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Urban Walk

Coast & Beach

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Rainforest Walk

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Heritage Walk

Aboriginal Art

Alpine Region

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Rock Scrambling

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River Crossings

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Murray to the Mountains Rail Trail is a 116km, grade 3 One Way hike located in Northern Victoria Victoria. The hike should take approximately 7 days to complete.

Summary

One of the most developed of rail trails. It actually consists of three separate trails, all with a sealed surface for their entire length!

The main “Mountain” section from Wangaratta to Bright and Beechworth is 97 km in length. It has moderate grades between Wangaratta and Bright and a significant grade from Everton up to historic Beechworth. The trail follows the picturesque Ovens Valley and has beautiful views of Mt Buffalo.
The “Murray” section from Rutherglen to Wahgunyah is 9 km in length. The trail traverses this famous wine producing area and is basically flat, ending on the Murray River.
The “Heritage” section from Wangaratta to Oxley is 9 km in length. The trail traverses farmland and is basically flat as it heads towards the gourmet region of Milawa.

Self guided & small group guided tours from 1 to 5 days with the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail specialists.

Notes

Wangaratta to Bright in Northern Victoria

North East Victoria, 250km from Melbourne

Sealed

Mostly flat but a steady climb to Beechworth


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