O'Keefe Rail Trail
  • Length: 50km

  • Duration: 3 days

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Bendigo

  • End: Heathcote

  • Closest Town: Bendigo

  • Location: Northern Victoria

  • Distance from state capital: 150km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -36.74336558

  • Longitude: 144.2921352

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O’Keefe Rail Trail is a 50km, grade 2 One Way hike located in Northern Victoria Victoria. The hike should take approximately 3 days to complete.

Summary

In 2015, the extension from Axedale to Heathcote was opened, resulting in a good quality path of 50 km from Bendigo to Heathcote.

Travels through box-ironbark and yellow gum woodland, along with farmland.
Trail surface is a mix of asphalt sections (townships) and rolled fine to course gravel in the other areas. For cycling, the trail surface overall is currently most suitable for MTB and hybrid bikes – although flat bar racers with sufficiently wide tyres would be fine.

In 2015, the extension from Axedale to Heathcote was opened, resulting in a good quality path of 50 km from Bendigo to Heathcote.

Notes

Bendigo to Heathcote in Northern Victoria

East of Bendigo, 150km from Melbourne

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Coarse gravel, Fine gravel, Sealed

Gentle gradient


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