Port Fairy - Warrnambool Rail Trail
  • Length: 37km

  • Duration: 2 days

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Port Fairy 

  • End: Warrnambool

  • Location: Western Victoria

  • Closest Town: Port Fairy 

  • Distance from CBD: 260km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -38.38137529

  • Longitude: 142.2381723

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Trail Access

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Picnic Shelter

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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

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Drinking Water

Untreated Water

Fishing Spots

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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.