North Mount Lyell Rail Trail
  • Length: 12km

  • Duration: 3hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Bird River 

  • End: Kelly Basin and Pillinger

  • Closest Town: Bird River 

  • Location: West Coast Tasmania

  • Distance from state capital: 290km

  • State: TAS

  • Latitude: -42.31027204

  • Longitude: 145.6159639

Trail Access

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Bitumen Road

Gravel Road

Easy Access

Steep Road

Winding Road

Vehicle Ford

Speed Bumps

2WD Vehicle

4WD Vehicle

Entry Fee

Ample Parking

Accessible Parking

Wheelchair Toilet

Toilet Facilities

Camping Available

Drinking Water

Picnic Shelter

Picnic Table

BBQ Facilities

Fire Pit

Trail Features

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Concrete Path

Timber Boardwalk

Gravel Path

Sandy Trail

Rough Trail

No Defined Trail

Manual Wheelchair

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Prams and Strollers

Bike Friendly

Overnight Campsites

River Crossings

Rock Scrambling

Bush Bashing

Exposed Ledges

Trail Markers

Drinking Water

Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Dog Friendly

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North Mount Lyell Rail Trail is a 12km, grade 3 One Way hike located in West Coast Tasmania Tasmania. The hike should take approximately 3hrs to complete.

Summary

This great trail follows a historic former railway route through lovely rainforest inside te World Heritage Area. Kelly Basin and Pillinger are historic town sites on the shores of Macquarie Harbour. A 5km section from the Bird River turnoff to Bird River is suitable for 4WD and bicycles. From Bird River the trail is for walking only. Allow a full day for the walk to Pillinger.

Notes

Bird River to Kelly Basin and Pillinger in West Coast Tasmania

South of Queenstown: through Lynchford and over Mt Jukes. , 290km from Hobart

Compacted earth


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