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Highly recommend this trail. We met some people at Port Welshpool Camping Ground who had ridden... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jennifer R
Port W to Foster

Mostly flat and very enjoyable. Saw some blackboys between PW and Welshpool, and again between... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2018
Melbourne, Australia
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The Great Southern Rail Trail is a cycling and walking trail between Leongatha and Welshpool. The trail travels straight though the historic town of Toora and this is a great spot to base yourself to explore the trail. The views over farmland and...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Jetty Road, Toora, Victoria 3962, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommend this trail. We met some people at Port Welshpool Camping Ground who had ridden from Leongatha for the weekend. They had a support car for 6 riders as they wanted to carry camping gear plus In Case of Emergency (ICE). Very nice and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jennifer R
Reviewed 28 November 2018 via mobile

Mostly flat and very enjoyable. Saw some blackboys between PW and Welshpool, and again between Welshpool and Toora. Blackboys aka Grass Trees.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jeffk668
Reviewed 7 November 2018

The rail trail was an easy bike ride, pleasant views overlooking farmland. Well maintained track suitable for all levels of fitness.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Deetravela
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Safe to ride along and boasting beautiful views, my kids enjoyed riding a small portion of the trail recently.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank beckany
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Thanks to the helpful advice from Kylee at the Foster information centre we did the leg Foster to Tooma and back, a 20km ride. Great for casual riders it is a well formed flat dirt track. Well sign posted with gates to keep you safe....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KathrynS400SA
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

We did a fairly short walk (8k) from Koonawarra towards Meeniyan and back. The weather was glorious but we saw few cyclists and walkers. We crossed the recently refurbished bridges over the river and wetlands and were delighted to see a very busy echidna from...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank gollyoz
Reviewed 2 February 2018

Lots of wildlife seen, a few towns visited and enjoyable riding. Detours to Port Franklin and Toora Beach

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Mark W
Reviewed 3 January 2018

My 16-year old son and I just completed this trail in two stages: from Leongatha to Toora, and from Toora to Port Welshpool (74kms in total). The trail is now continuous with a well-maintained surface, and is well signposted, with lots to see and do...More

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank brigalow17
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

The Great Southern Rail Trail is an easy track to walk on. Could be improved with more historical signage & posts with distances. Great for any fitness level & nice to be able to walk with four legged friends.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Katherine W
Reviewed 2 July 2017

This 68 kilometre Rail Trail traverses some of ...( I will borrow this saying even though I am not religious) ... God's own country. The views in South Gippsland are spectacular... and if I was committed to the art of riding bikes... this is one...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Crystalline4u
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22 March 2018|
Response from Mark W | Reviewed this property |
the rail trail runs to the south of the main street, through the park. It gors to Welshpool and then port welshpool to the east and Foster, Fish Creek, Meeniyan and Leongatha to the west.
22 March 2018|
Response from Mark W | Reviewed this property |
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