Great Victorian Rail Trail
Australia’s longest rail trail begins in near-by Tallarook with plenty of easy access from Seymour both by road and rail.
The trail is Australia’s longest continuous rail trail, with Victoria’s longest rail trail tunnel at Cheviot. The trail spans 134 kilometres from Tallarook, through Trawool, Yea, Molesworth, Yarck to Cathkin, Alexandra Bonnie Doon and Mansfield. The trail travels through beautiful countryside following the heritage classified Goulburn River at Tallarook and passes through the Trawool Valley, classified by the National Trust for its scenic beauty. You can take a ride through the historic 201 metre long Cheviot Tunnel and explore the old Alexandra Station with its Timber Tramway and Museum.
The rail trail meanders through farmland, crossing over Lake Eildon at the Brankeet Arm, on its way to the Victorian High Country, Mt Buller and neighbouring Mt Stirling. With plenty of Australian wildlife out and about it’s your chance to get up close to echidnas, wallabies, kangaroos and native birds in their natural surroundings.
Towns and villages along the way offer unique experiences and places to explore, including historic landmarks and buildings, art galleries, museums, food and wine, shopping and markets.