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WALKING & CYCLING 


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Popular rail trails, wetland boardwalks, challenging hikes, easy town walks... Whatever your level, you will find a track that will reward you with wonderful scenery, native fauna and charming country towns.

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RAIL TRAILS


Moe – Yallourn Rail Trail

Length: 8km  |  Surface:  The surface is smooth gravel suitable for walking, cycling and horse riding  | Grade: Moderate

Location: Bennett Street, Moe.

The Moe to Yallourn Rail Trail follows the route of the former railway line that serviced the Yallourn Power Station. The railway was built during the 1950’s to replace the original branch line, which joined the main line between Morwell and Moe. The new branch line was closed in 1986 as briquette production was moved to Morwell. 

The trail traverses open countryside and bushy areas and features views of Lake Narracan, the Haunted Hills and Yallourn W Power Station. The trail passes the Moe Botanic Gardens and crosses Narracan Creek, both have access ramps from the trail. After crossing the creek flats the route passes Newborough.

A detour at Sullivans Track to Lake Narracan is well worthwhile, for a picnic or BBQ lunch or a swim. The trail finishes at John Field Drive near the Yallourn Power Station. The Moe to Yallourn Trail is excellent for family day trips at Lake Narracan and can also be combined with a scenic drive past the power station and open cut mines.

More information: Maps and detailed trail information available at www.railtrails.org.au


The Gippsland Plains Rail Trail

Length:  63km from Traralgon to Stratford  |  Surface: Mostly smooth gravel  Grade: Flat terrain, easy/moderate.

Location: Officially commences at the intersection of Marshalls Road and Traralgon-Maffra Road (C105) approx 4 kms from the Traralgon train station and CBD.  The trail carpark is located at Burnetts Road, approx 1km along the trail towards Glengarry. At this location there is plenty of safe off road space to load and unload bikes, organise gear and there is also a trail map and information shelter.

The trail passes through high quality dairy country, and offers sweeping views of the Great Dividing Range to the north. Visitors can connect to and travel by train to either end of the trail.  The trail is perfect for weekend short breaks with most townships along its route offering accommodation, and all offering hot food, visitor services and amenities. With three V-Line services daily (http://www.vline.com.au), trail users can arrive at Traralgon or Stratford by train, then return home, again by train, from the other end.

More information: For up to date track information, please visit www.gippslandplainsrailtrail.com.au or ask the Latrobe Visitor Information Centre staff for a brochure and map.


Grand Ridge Rail Trail – Mirboo North to Boolarra

Length: 13km  |  Start/finish: Railway Park, Boolarra (near the general store)/Baromi Park, Mirboo North

Path surface: Compacted earth and fine gravel. Hilly, easier to go from Mirboo North to Boolarra.

The Grand Ridge Rail Trail winds 13 picturesque kilometres between Mirboo North and Boolarra in the Strzelecki Ranges. The trail navigates beautiful mountain countryside, several flora reserves and crosses large embankments.  As a rail trail it is unique in being continuously along the site of the old railway track. The trail has starting points easily accessible at both Boolarra and Mirboo North and also has easy access along the track at the township of Darlimurla.

More information: Maps and detailed trail information available at www.railtrails.org.au

RESERVES
AND
WETLANDS

 


Edward Hunter Bushland Reserve

Location: Coalville or Borrmans Road, Moe.

A 57ha reserve featuring rich native forest, ferns, native orchids and 2km of formed paths and a further 1.5km of boardwalk surrounding a lake.

Facilities: At Coalville Road car park there is a picnic area and shelter only. Wheelchair access is limited to the paths only. 


Crinigan Bushland Reserve

Location: Access via Maryvale Road, Crinigan Road and Fairway Drive, Morwell.

A significant and rare example of local native vegetation. The plant list contains 150 species from the open forest of Narrow- leaf Peppermint and Manna Gum, through a relatively dense understory to ferns and a diversity of orchids. Walking tracks radiate from the car park at the northeast corner.

Facilities:  Toilets, picnic tables, shelter, wood fired BBQs.


Old Mill Site Boolarra

Location: Foster Road, Boolarra

The Old Mill Site is a reserve adjacent to the State Forest. It comprises a sequence of 5kms of winding tracks. The grade is easy and walks are suitable for everybody, including wheelchair access in most areas. The Arboretum is full of native plant species including rae orchids and home to common wildlife and many species of birds. Maps are available at the car park. 

Facilities: Gazebo, picnic tables and composting toilet. 


Lake Hyland & Mathison Park

Location: Corner Tramway & Mackeys Road, Churchill.

This is a lovely place for a walk, a workout, a picnic or playtime. Tranquil bushland just a few minutes from the township of Churchill with a walking track along Eel Hole Creek. Fish off one of the five fishing platforms which are located around the lake and stocked with trout each school holidays.

Facilities: Toilets, BBQs and playground.


Traralgon Railway Reservoir Conservation Reserve

Location: Hickox Street, Traralgon.

This pleasant reserve comprises 29.5 ha of varied bush and grassland with a lake in the centre of the reserve which is part of the catchment of Traralgon Creek. As you enter the car park, there is an information shelter containing informative panels highlighting the history and use of the reserve. The shelter also has a picnic table and seating and a large wooden decking area perfect for the kids to play and enjoy feeding the ducks. The track takes you around the wetland which is home to numerous bird life and native plants. Ideal for a leisurely stroll.

Facilities: Water fountain, picnic tables, no toilets at the reserve and wheelchair access is limited.


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