The Region

Mullum-Wetlands, Great Victorian Rail Trail

Create your own stories as you take a beautiful journey through the unique communities of North Central and North East Victoria.

Experience the food, wine, people, galleries, markets and festivals of Tallarook, Trawool, Yea, Cheviot, Molesworth, Cathkin, Alexandra, Yarck, Merton, Bonnie Doon, Maindample and Mansfield.

Suitable for cyclists, walkers and horse riders, the trail traverses rolling pastures, and travels along the majestic gum-lined Goulburn River, providing stunning views of the Victorian countryside and magnificent High Country.

Gentle gradients along much of the trail make it suitable for most fitness levels. You can tackle the entire trail from either direction, or pick a short section starting at one of the many towns or car parks and explore all that the region has to offer.

A guide to townships along (and near) the trail ...

TALLAROOK

Nestled at the foot of the magnificent Tallarook Ranges, the quiet township of Tallarook has its history linked with the expanding railway network. Read more

TRAWOOL

Originally named ‘Traawool’, the indigenous word for ‘wild water’, the district is dominated by agriculture and memorable scenery. Read more

CHEVIOT

The Cheviot Tunnel is the longest rail trail tunnel in Victoria and a key feature of the original Tallarook to Mansfield Railway Line. Read more

SEYMOUR

Not directly on the trail, this town sits on the banks of the Goulburn River with the Tallarook Ranges as its backdrop. Read more

MANSFIELD

The Great Victorian Rail Trail begins or ends at the old Mansfield Railway Station and is a perfect High Country base to explore from. Read more

BONNIE DOON

A small town situated on the edge of Lake Eildon and is the gateway to the High Country. Read more

YARCK

It's worth riding the extra 100 metres to stop in the small village for a hot or cold beverage. Read more

YEA

Yea boasts historic buildings and a thriving main street with many pubs, restaurants and cafés, plus Melbourne’s closest classified wetlands and learn about the unique flora and fauna. Read more

ALEXANDRA

Base yourself in Alexandra to explore nearby mountain ranges and waterways, but save time for discovering this quaint historic village. Read more

MOLESWORTH

Wind back the clock in Molesworth, a country village complete with a general store, town hall and a country pub. Read more

CATHKIN

The Cathkin platform still remains as a charming reserve providing a peaceful rest spot for rail trail users. Read more

EILDON

Eildon is located 24 kilometres from Alexandra and is a popular destination with water lovers. Read more

MAINDAMPLE

The 14 kilometre section from Maindample to Mansfield takes in the magnificent scenery. Read more

MERTON

Wander through Merton, a small town and a good chance to stretch your legs. Read more