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Bass Coast Rail Trail

Bass Coast Rail Trail

The Bass Coast Rail Trail is a scenic yet short trail in southwest Gippsland, not far from Phillip Island.

It encompasses 23km of an old branch line that was once in use from 1910 to 1978.

Bass Coast Rail Trail, Map, Start, Walk & Bike Path Brochure, Victoria

It’s one of the most picturesque trails for cycling. You’ll be treated to spectacular views as you cycle through rural farmland, beautiful coastal bushlands, historic coal reserves and stunning coastlines. It also links you to the George Bass Coastal Walk at Kilcunda, so you can easily walk from San Remo’s Punch Bowl to Wonthaggi.

The Bass Coast Rail Trail starts at the Wonthaggi Railway Station on Murray Street and goes to the Woolamai Racecourse in Woolamai.

Aside from cyclists, the trail also attracts horse riders from Anderson to Wonthaggi. However, horse riding isn’t allowed once you reach the centre of Wonthaggi. The extension from Anderson to Woolamai is ideal for horse riders and walkers.

It’s also important to remember that recreational vehicles aren’t allowed on the trail, or else fines may be applied.

The Bass Coast Rail Trail offers numerous attractions, including the historic Anderson Station, Kilcunda Station, Kilcunda Trestle Bridge, Dalyston Station, and the State Coal Mine.

The Bass Coast Rail Trail makes an excellent day trip in the area, but camping isn’t allowed. Visitors with large groups can organise an event with the Arts and Leisure Team.

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