Rosstown Railway Heritage Trail
  • Length: 7km

  • Duration: 2hrs

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Hughesdale 

  • End: Elsternwick

  • Location: Melbourne Region

  • Closest Town: Hughesdale 

  • Distance from CBD: 9km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -37.89791724

  • Longitude: 145.0841945

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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

Trail Features

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Concrete Path

Timber Boardwalk

Gravel Path

Sandy Trail

Rough Trail

Undefined Trail

Prams & Strollers

Manual Wheelchair

Motorised Wheelchair

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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Rosstown Railway Heritage Trail is a 7km, grade 2 One Way hike located in Melbourne Region Victoria. The hike should take approximately 2hrs to complete.

Summary

Mainly one for those interested in history. The trail is a marked on- and off-road heritage route following a private railway that ran just one train in 1888.

2002 Brochure from city of Glen Eira (2.3MB)

For more information on this trail see the book Rail Trails of Victoria and South Australia.

Notes

Hughesdale to Elsternwick in Melbourne Region

Southern Melbourne suburbs, 9km from Melbourne

Sealed

Flat


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