The Great Victorian Rail Trail begins or ends at the old Mansfield Railway Station and is a perfect High Country base to explore from.
A 2.5 hour drive from Melbourne, Mansfield is situated in Victoria’s breathtaking High Country.
The region developed quickly from the 1860’s, based largely on gold, timber harvesting and farming. Today, tourism, agriculture, light industrial and forestry related activities are the shire’s key industries, and the area is in high demand for recreation and lifestyle activities.
Home to Victoria's traditional cattlemen and as an adventure sports haven, Mansfield combines the best of both world’s and will reward your efforts with either a fine local wine or an all-season adrenalin kick.
When departing from the station the first kilometre passes through the Mullum Wetlands, a habitat for local fauna and flora. This area includes raised walkways, a lookout and a bird hide.
Christmas Holidays brought great excitement to the families and children of Mansfield, with the departure of the Seaside Excursion Train to St Kilda Beach. Armed with buckets and spades, parasols and ‘neck–to–knees’, it was for many passengers their first glimpse of the ocean.