Tyers Junction Rail Trail
  • Length: 11km

  • Duration: 3hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Collins Siding 

  • End: Tyers Junction

  • Closest Town: Collins Siding 

  • Location: Gippsland

  • Distance from state capital: 160km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -37.82302

  • Longitude: 144.91712

Trail Access

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Bitumen Road

Gravel Road

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Steep Road

Winding Road

Vehicle Ford

Speed Bumps

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Entry Fee

Ample Parking

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Wheelchair Toilet

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Camping Available

Drinking Water

Picnic Shelter

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Fire Pit

Trail Features

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Timber Boardwalk

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Sandy Trail

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Bike Friendly

Overnight Campsites

River Crossings

Rock Scrambling

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Drinking Water

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Dog Friendly

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Tyers Junction Rail Trail is a 11km, grade 3 One Way hike located in Gippsland Victoria. The hike should take approximately 3hrs to complete.

Summary

This trail is a favourite for enthusiasts who like mountain biking or walking in the bush. The trail passes through rainforest, fern gullies, messmate and stringybark forest, and there are plenty of birds, mammals and seasonal wildflowers. Expect fallen trees across the trail and watch out for snakes in summer.

From Tyers Junction, explore the walking tracks along the eastern and western branches of the tramway.
The most interesting walk is along the Eastern Tyers River. These trails are less developed and are suitable for walking only. Ask at the Caringal Scout camp at Tyers Junction for further directions.
The Walhalla Goldfields Rail Trail is nearby.Petersons Lookout in Tyers Park has views of the Tyers Gorge and Latrobe Valley from a viewing platform and also picnic facilities.

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

The Tyers Valley Tramway was a narrow gauge timber tramway built by the Forestry Commission of Victoria to exploit timber resources on the slopes of Mount Baw Baw, Victoria. The tramway met with the Victorian Railways narrow gauge line from Moe to Walhalla at Collins Siding, and was built to the same 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) gauge.  The tramways serving the Tyers Valley were largely destroyed by bushfires in 1926. Rather than rebuild the private tramways, the Forestry Commission, a government body, decided to construct a higher quality tramway to serve all the private sawmills in the district.

Notes

Collins Siding to Tyers Junction in Gippsland

Gippsland, 30km north of Moe, 160km from Melbourne

Compacted earth

Hilly


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