This pretty, peaceful trail extends 63km through rural farmland with stunning views of the Great Dividing Range and country towns populated with friendly locals. The Rail Trail is easily accessible, with gentle slopes throughout on gravel and concrete path ways.
Start in Stratford and stop off at a bakery for a tasty treat, explore a gallery, pick up a bottle of local wine, or choose a country pub or café for lunch. With lots to explore, take your time and stopover along the trail to enjoy the journey. With V/Line connections at Traralgon and Stratford, you can catch the train back to the start.
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Stratford is the start of the Gippsland Plains Rail Trail, from the eastern end and is accessible with V-Line train services. Starting at Apex Park, the rail trail crosses the Avon River.
Gippsland Vehicle Collection
Maffra is a charming village, the town is a great place to stop and stretch with a fantastic range of attractions, shops and cafes/restaurants to explore.
Award Winning Tinamba Hotel
Set in the midst of rich dairy lands, Tinamba is a small yet pretty township, known for the Tinamba Hotel. The Hotel is a multi-award winning restaurant that you must stop in and sample.
Heyfield Wetlands and Visitor Centre
With a warm country welcome, Heyfield is the perfect place to rest and recharge while riding the Rail Trail. With a history steeped in the timber industry, Heyfield welcomes you with a bustling cafe culture and warm friendly pubs. There's a range of accommodation for you to choose where to lay your head as well.
Cowwarr is welcoming, vibrant and has much to offer visitors travelling through. Several historic buildings remain and the tiny town has become known for its series of quirky metal cow sculptures dotted around the town centre which pays homage to Cowwarr's rich history of dairy farming.