North Mount Lyell Rail Trail
  • Length: 12km

  • Duration: 3hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Bird River 

  • End: Kelly Basin and Pillinger

  • Location: West Coast Tasmania

  • Closest Town: Bird River 

  • Distance from CBD: 290km

  • State: TAS

  • Latitude: -42.31027204

  • Longitude: 145.6159639

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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.