Rosstown Railway Heritage Trail
  • Length: 7km

  • Duration: 2hrs

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Hughesdale 

  • End: Elsternwick

  • Closest Town: Hughesdale 

  • Location: Melbourne Region

  • Distance from state capital: 9km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -37.89791724

  • Longitude: 145.0841945

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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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.


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.


Hughesdale to Elsternwick in Melbourne Region

Southern Melbourne suburbs, 9km from Melbourne



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