Cycling the Trail

Yea Station, Great Victorian Rail Trail


The trail winds between the small bush township of Tallarook and Mansfield in the foothills of the Victorian Alps. Along the way, the trail takes you from the banks of the beautiful Goulburn River and up the Goulburn Valley, past granite-boulder strewn hillsides, taking riders through numerous small small villages and the townships of Yea, Yarck and Bonnie Doon, great places for a food and drink stop.

Riders pass some impressive infrastructure, the long, dark Cheviot Tunnel and the Bonnie Doon Bridge spanning Lake Eildon. The trail makes its way through rich farmland brimming with birdlife and scattered with magnificent stands of ancient red gums, before finishing in Mansfield.

With so many accommodation options available along the trail, there is something to suit every taste and budget. You can check out Strava segments here and don't forget to share your pics on social media using the tag #greatvictorianrailtrail.

Trail Map, Distance and Gradient

View the official map, or plan you trip using our interactive map below complete with elevation info and the location of all accommodation, attractions, history and events along the way!

Use our trail distances ready reckoner to plan the perfect ride segment or day riding to suit your riding party. Read our 'Popular Shorter Rides' page for ideas on great family rides and sections and distances to travel each day.

The trail gradient guide is your complete reference to where the how flat, hilly and steep the trail is by location. You can also view this info in sections on our interactive map below.

Insider Tips

The Eglinton Cutting shelter has the most magnificent view of the Cathedral Ranges. Stop beside the Goulburn River 6 kilometres from Tallarook, or catch your breath approaching Mansfield and take in the views of the High Country. This is the perfect spot to take in the spectacular mountains ahead while stopping for refreshments.

The Essentials

The trail surface is best suited for mountain, hybrid or touring bikes.

There are 12 toilets on the trail and several shelters with tables and seats. Public toilets are also available in the local towns.

BBQs are available at Tallarook, Yea, Alexandra, Bonnie Doon and Mansfield.

Please carry food and water while on the trail.

Read up on the trail's safety information and code of conduct.

Interactive Rail Trail Map