The Great Victorian Rail Trail is 134km in length and travels from Tallarook to Mansfield, with a side trip to Alexandra around the halfway point.
This historic trail can be enjoyed in small parts or as a whole, on foot, bicycle or horse. The rail trail has an interesting history that includes the construction of the Cheviot Tunnel, at just over 200 metres long and constructed in 1889 from over 650,000 handmade local clay bricks. About halfway between Yea and Molesworth is the Cheviot Tunnel.
Several towns are situated along this trail including Yea, Merton, Molesworth, Yarck, Alexandra and Mansfield and are great places to base yourself to explore the picturesque landscapes this rail trail is known for.
Travelling this rail trail takes you across rivers, through ever changing scenery and over an expansive arm of Lake Eildon and is a must do experience in the High Country.
Follow this link for more information on the Great Victorian Rail Trail.