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Challenging but worthwhile experience.

We have done several long distance cycle trips and this rail trail was on our short list for a long... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gregory D
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New Lambton
Beautiful rural trail

A trail that meanders through the foothills of the Australian Alps. There are interesting short... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Martin B
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East Setauket, New York
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Experience the diversity of East Gippsland as this well maintained rail trail weaves over 100km past undulating farmland, tall forests, creeks, rivers and flood plains. Cross the historic timber railway bridges and enjoys views of the Gippsland...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Bairnsdale, Victoria 3875, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have done several long distance cycle trips and this rail trail was on our short list for a long time. Well worth the experience. Challenging at times, due to loose rocks, fallen branches etc, but certainly quite doable. We also did the East Gippsland...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Gregory D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A trail that meanders through the foothills of the Australian Alps. There are interesting short tunnels and specttacular views. We did the the section from Bairnsdale to the Bull Ant Brewery in Buchter

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Martin B
Reviewed 27 May 2018

I left Marlo and headed along the Snowy River to Orbost. On the East Gippsland Rail Trail From Orbost, I headed on to the East Gippsland Rail Trail. This is the second time I have been on this trail. The last time was back in...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank EnviroRider
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

We went just for a small ride on the weekend. To Nicholson bridge. Great to see that not only is their a water fountain to top up your bottle but also a shelter. Hopefully more will be added further along the track. STILL haven't completed...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Lisa V
Reviewed 4 February 2018

I completed this in a single day easily. I got dropped off at Orbost and meandered back to Bairnsdale stopping off in Buchen for a pie of course. Brewery was shut but I can recommend stopping in there if open.

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank justinthebyrner
Reviewed 16 November 2017

The good people who agitate for rail trails have achieved a lot by getting this trail up and running. It is about 95kms in length, although we rode about 104kms from Bairnsdale railway station to Tourist Info in Orbost. The signage is excellent all along...More

Date of experience: November 2017
3  Thank Janice S
Reviewed 7 November 2017

A lovely, peaceful ambling riding through forest and farmland. Family friendly and safe. We love it!.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Kezza-1013
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Feedback for Snowy River Cycling – Riding the East Gippsland Rail Trail and the Lakes Discovery Trail October 2017 Accommodation The accommodation was arranged as part of the package that we purchased from Snowy River Cycling. All accommodation was excellent with hosts that were extremely...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank Neal B
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We have walked several sections of the trail between Bairnsdale and Bruthen. Roads cross the trail at various points making it easy to pick up again from where you left off previously. The landscape along the way is varied and being a rail trail the...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank slp005
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

We walk there for couple times. The track is ok. Beautiful view of East Gippsland. Good for family activity.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank JasonKeith
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