Sandridge Railway Trail
  • Length: 5km

  • Duration: 2hrs

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Flinders Street Station 

  • End: Port Melbourne

  • Location: Melbourne Region

  • Closest Town: Flinders Street Station 

  • Distance from CBD: 1km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -37.8191798

  • Longitude: 144.9651742

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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.

Hike Summary

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.

About the region

The railway was opened 1854 to connect the city to its port. In the 1940s displaced persons were carried by train direct from Station Pier to Bonegilla Station, now part of the High Country Rail Trail.


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. 

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