Gippsland Plains Rail Trail

Gippsland Plains Rail Trail, Traralgon: Address, Gippsland Plains Rail Trail Reviews: 4.5/5

Gippsland Plains Rail Trail

Gippsland Plains Rail Trail
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Welcome to the Gippsland Plains Rail Trail, offering visitors access to the natural beauty, local history, and small-town hospitality of the Central Gippsland region. The trail's gentle grade provides a perfect 63km low-intensity walking or riding experience for visitors of all ages and levels of trail-going experience, and is easily accessible by train from Melbourne or Bairnsdale. There’s history, vibrant wineries, contemporary restaurants and cafes, exciting specialty shops, stunning views of the Great Dividing Range, and much more to discover on your Gippsland Plains Rail Trail adventure.
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TRPoly
Traralgon, Australia94 contributions
Mar. 2019 • Couples
Tracks are generally good, although one of the bridges leaving Traralgon has some rough and exposed screws so you need to be careful there.
There are places to stop along the way such as the Glengarry bakery (check open times for weekend) otherwise Maffra has a choice of a bakery and a couple cafe's plus the visitor information centre has a comprehensive rock museum with a generous collection from around the world.
Would recommend this rail train to anyone who enjoys bike ridding, not a difficult ride for most.
Written 15 March 2019
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Marie
5 contributions
Jan. 2019
What a wonderful place off the beaten track to zoom out! The nature is simply beautiful and the people are super friendly. I def will go back one day!
Written 27 January 2019
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Lchf66
95 contributions
Jun. 2018 • Friends
I run and biked on this trail many times over the last 6 years
Great for a flat run or ride
Great with friends or family with young children
Lots of good spots to stop along the way through Gippsland to stop for lunch or coffee or a play in the park with the children
Written 9 July 2018
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bronyamassey
Traralgon, Australia12 contributions
Jun. 2018 • Couples
Used regularly for walking, running and cycling. We often take our dog on long walks along the trail. There are bridge crossings over rivers, cows in the paddocks alongside the trail. Great for bird watching, beautiful spots to stop as you go through the country towns.
Written 9 July 2018
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paulaS6563UA
Colchester, UK56 contributions
Oct. 2017 • Family
Husband and son of 14 years decided to go on a cycle ride and ended up doing 73 km, missing the train at Stratford but still enjoyed this route.
Written 8 October 2017
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peterq2
Newry, Australia115 contributions
Feb. 2017 • Couples
Have walked several parts of this trail. It's joy is that there are many differing experiences along the way. What we enjoyed was the smaller towns along the journey. Eg Stratford, Maffra, Tinamba for example make a great walk or ride and the three towns are treats in themselves. The track travels through lots of differing farm land - that too was a highlight for us. A great experience we will do again.
Written 12 April 2017
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Mark W
Inverloch, Australia127 contributions
Feb. 2017 • Friends
A variety of surfaces which are improving every time i go to ride this trail. good signage so you wont get lost and ~10km between towns. Some on road riding but in a very quiet area. Mixed with train travel to complete the loop made for a very enjoyable ride.
Written 19 February 2017
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roy v
Traralgon, Australia4,082 contributions
Feb. 2017 • Solo
This week for the first time I rode the bike along part of the Rail Trail, from Traralgon to Glengarry. A lovely peacefull ride through the farm land and over the old trestle bridges that take you over some low swampy areas and the Latrobe River. It was nice to have a spell overlooking the River and take a few photos. Saw lots of bird life playing in the bushes as I rode by. One can think back when the train used to roar through here and I relized it had been fifty years since I had rode a bike as a teenager many times between Traralgon & Glengarry, bit of a trip down memory road. At a leisurely pace it was about a two hour return trip, very enjoyable. Have just returned from doing the ride again. Give it a go . The trail goes all the way to Stratford which I would think would be a days riding. One of the nice things about the trip to Glengarry is the fantastic bakery waiting for you there , make sure you visit , top class pies there to be enjoyed.
Congratulations to all involved in getting this Rail Trail up and running .
Written 15 February 2017
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Huss63
Beaconsfield, Australia34 contributions
Sep. 2016 • Friends
A friend and I set off on the AFL public holiday from Traralgon to ride the 65klms to Stratford. We left our car at the car park at Traralgon East, packed the bikes and set off. The day was overcast and threatened rain, but it held off. The trail was good, just a little bit soft in some patches. It's a great trail to ride on as there will be a town on average every 10klm if you need to have a spell or grab some food. The locals are very friendly. The drivers on the road are courteous to riders as well. There is a short 5klm stint on the back roads to DAWSON. You definitely need a hybrid bike at least for this trail; and we encountered a swooping magpie about every 10 klms. A particularly aggressive one just outside of Stratford. Overall it was very pretty and peaceful, looking mainly at farmland and the divide in the background. The towns in between make it very interesting.
We were going to ride back to Traralgon the next day, but made the decision in the morning to take the train back to Traralgon and ride back to the car.
We stayed at the Stratford Motor Inn which was very comfortable, had dinner at the hotel across the road which also serves Chinese food; and Segue (Community Hub, Gallery and Cafe) up the street invited us to sit by their open fire while we waited for the train the next morning.
The station was unmanned but signs were clearly displayed explaining to us metro people what to do. We rang a general number and reserved / paid for a seat each as well as informing them we had bikes. The conductor on the V Line took our bikes into the storage hub at the back of the train and we found our seats. Very comfortable and very easy to do. It was a good decision in the end. The information center at Traralgon helped us to find our way back to the car safe and sound. A great trip to do outside of magpie season!
Written 2 October 2016
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futureinoz
11 contributions
Aug. 2016 • Friends
me and my son did to 63km from Stratford to Traralgon in wet (occasional rain too) in about 5 hour. No car was involved as took the V/line train, need to book your seat, and ensure you speak to the conductor to arrange for safe storage of your bike. All but 8km is gravel so not recommended for your carbon fibre super skinny road bike!
Written 9 September 2016
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