O'Keefe Rail Trail
  • Length: 50km

  • Duration: 3 days

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Bendigo

  • End: Heathcote

  • Location: Northern Victoria

  • Closest Town: Bendigo

  • Distance from CBD: 150km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -36.74336558

  • Longitude: 144.2921352

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Trail Access

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2WD Access

4WD Access

Public Transport

Bitumen Road

Gravel Road

Steep Road

Winding Road

Speed Bumps

Vehicle Ford

Entry Fee

Large Car Park

Small Car Park

Accessible Parking

Accessible Toilet

Public Toilets

Drinking Water

Untreated Water

Picnic Shelter

Picnic Table

BBQ Facilities

Campfire Pit

Camping Area

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Concrete Path

Timber Boardwalk

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Sandy Trail

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Prams & Strollers

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Bicycle Trail

Mountain Bike Trail

Historic Rail Trail

Dog Friendly

Urban Walk

Coast & Beach

Historic Lighthouse

Waterfalls & Lakes

Rainforest Walk

Goldfields & Mining

Heritage Walk

Aboriginal Art

Alpine Region

Alpine Huts

Exposed Ledges

Rock Scrambling

Steep Terrain

Bush Bashing

River Crossings

Scenic Viewpoints

Well Marked

Drinking Water

Untreated Water

Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Overnight Campsites

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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

Coarse gravel, Fine gravel, Sealed

Gentle gradient


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