Port Fairy - Warrnambool Rail Trail
  • Length: 37km

  • Duration: 2 days

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Port Fairy 

  • End: Warrnambool

  • Closest Town: Port Fairy 

  • Location: Western Victoria

  • Distance from state capital: 260km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -38.38137529

  • Longitude: 142.2381723

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

Motorised Wheelchair

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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Port Fairy – Warrnambool Rail Trail is a 37km, grade 2 One Way hike located in Western Victoria Victoria. The hike should take approximately 2 days to complete.

Summary

Horses are permitted beside the trail only between Commercial Road (or Penshurst/WarrnamboolRd), Koroit and Illowa, then down Illowa Rd to Millers Lane and on to Levys Point track. This means horses are not permitted between Port Fairy and Koroit, or along the Merri Creek to Warrnambool.

The trail starts at Regent St in Port Fairy and ends at the Warrnambool foreshore promenade.
After leaving Port Fairy it skirts the northern side of a 25,000 year old extinct volcano, now the Tower Hill State Game Reserve. The crater is home to native animals and has many walking tracks.
From the Highway to Warrnambool the trail does not follow the original alignment.
The signage for the trail is deficient at the Warrnambool end.

Horses are permitted beside the trail only between Commercial Road (or Penshurst/WarrnamboolRd), Koroit and Illowa, then down Illowa Rd to Millers Lane and on to Levys Point track. This means horses are not permitted between Port Fairy and Koroit, or along the Merri Creek to Warrnambool.

Illowa – Underpass on the Princes Hwy. Park in Lanes Lane

Warrnambool – The trail starts at the Breakwater but is not well signposted. Alternately start where the Merri Creek intersects with Roxburgh Close

Notes

Port Fairy to Warrnambool in Western Victoria

260km south west of Melbourne

Compacted earth, Coarse gravel, Fine gravel, Sealed

Flat and undulating


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