Getting There

Start planning your trip today! Now is the perfect time for you to explore and create your own stories, discovering the many towns, villages and attractions along the way.

The trail can be accessed from many points. Several towns provide easy access with car parks, picnic facilities and toilets available.


The trail runs east from Tallarook, through the township of Yea to Mansfield. Tallarook is only 100 kilometres from Melbourne, just off the Hume Freeway.

Alexandra, at the junction of the Goulburn Valley and Maroondah Highways is 138 kilometres from Melbourne. The Alexandra spur line is 13 kilometres long and joins the main trail at Cathkin.

Mansfield is approximately 192 kilometres from Melbourne at the eastern end of the trail. It is a popular starting point for both single and multi-day trips.


The V-Line Seymour Line train stops at Tallarook Station.


Melbourne Airport is an hour’s drive from the Tallarook trail head. To the north, Albury Airport is 2.5 hours drive from Mansfield.



Bike Hire is available from All Terrain Cycles in Mansfield and Yarck Bike Hire in Yarck.


The Double Black Alpine offer passenger, bicycle and luggage transfers along the Rail Trail. Catering for individuals, couples and groups, same day or multi day experiences.

Whether you are doing short sections from town to town, or one long ride and your tired legs are needing a transfer home, make sure you contact our the team at Double Black Alpine.