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Outer Circle Rail Trail

Alamein Avenue, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Part now called Anniversary Trail

Today I walked the Anniversary trail between Camberwell High School (near Riversdale Station) to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
platypus150
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Melbourne, Australia
Great trail through lovely sunurbs

A very pleasant track through delightful suburbs. Interesting signage of historic station sites... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2017
DrSwazza
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Melbourne, Australia
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Alamein Avenue, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Today I walked the Anniversary trail between Camberwell High School (near Riversdale Station) to Canterbury Road (through Boroondara Park). The walk is fairly flat, as it was once a railway line and passes through stands of huge old Red Gum trees. Canterbury Road offers food...More

Thank platypus150
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

A very pleasant track through delightful suburbs. Interesting signage of historic station sites. Beware the odd swooping magpie in spring. Clever cyclists use the trail to avoid busy roads when commuting.

Thank DrSwazza
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Part of many of my planned walks. This area has so many great, interconnected walking trails that you never get bored.

Thank DavidandPaula
Reviewed 1 January 2017

For anyone visiting Melbourne or Boroondara for the first time, walking or cycling along this trail is a must. It is a good length for everyone to enjoy and takes in some of the best parts of eastern Melbourne. There are plenty of amenities (toilets,...More

Thank stevebracks
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

This is a nice easy walk for all ages taking in the history of the old outer circle railway. The section I recommend is from Harp Riad East Kew to Hartwell as it offers the best insight to the steam trains that operated in the...More

Thank Philip H
Reviewed 11 September 2016

The complete trail is probably too much to do in one attempt, but it can be done in stages as it is crossed by a number of tram and railway lines and also reached by buses. In total it goes from Alphington on the Heidelberg...More

Thank platypus150
Reviewed 19 August 2016

It is always a delight walking along this ex-railway line, as people are friendly and there are a few pleasant surprises to be hoped for. The trail is wide and level, as rail trails usually are, making for easy walking. Not needing to look down...More

Thank Mar J
Reviewed 30 July 2016

The Outer Circle Rail Trail was part of a reservation intended carry a railway line to link Melbourne's outer suburban radial railway lines, thereby making transfers quick and convenient. Like a lot of good ideas, it ran head first into financial reality and the plan...More

Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed 18 March 2016

The Outer Circle Rail Train is on the reservation for a line that was to link Melbourne's suburban radial rail system by never did. "Economics" is cited as the reason why the Outer Circle Line was never completed. The misfortune of Melbourne rail travellers has...More

Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

I regularly take this trail for exercise with friends and also to exercise the dog 🐕. It provides a variety of gentle grades and scenery away from the bustle of traffic in adjoining suburbia. Long or short, take a walk and enjoy the talk with...More

Thank Ordriver
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