Sandridge Railway Trail
  • Length: 5km

  • Duration: 2hrs

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Flinders Street Station 

  • End: Port Melbourne

  • Closest Town: Flinders Street Station 

  • Location: Melbourne Region

  • Distance from state capital: 1km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -37.8191798

  • Longitude: 144.9651742

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

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Sandy Trail

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No Defined Trail

Manual Wheelchair

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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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Sandridge Railway Trail is a 5km, grade 2 One Way hike located in Melbourne Region Victoria. The hike should take approximately 2hrs to complete.


The trail follows the route of Australia’s first steam railway from Port Melbourne (Sandridge) to Flinders Street Station.

Details on brochure from Museum of Victoria site

Start at the Elizabeth St end of Flinders Street Station. The pedestrian subway leads to the north bank of the Yarra River, where a promenade leads along the bank to former Sandridge railway bridge, which once carried the railway over the Yarra. It is now converted for pedestrian use. Cross the river and continue along the south bank to Clarendon St/Spencer St. Turn left and follow Clarendon St. to Normanby St.

Here a shared path starts following the light railway to Port Melbourne. For much of the route, this path runs through pleasant parkland. The path finishes at the old Port Melbourne Station. From here you can walk on to historic Station Pier.


Flinders Street Station to Port Melbourne in Melbourne Region

Melbourne City to Port Melbourne, 1km from Melbourne



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