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Bass Coast Rail Trail

Enjoy panoramic views of Bass Strait as you meander through farmland, coastal bushland, historic coal mining reserves and rugged coastline.

The Bass Coast Rail Trail also links to the George Bass Coastal Walk at Kilcunda, making it possible to walk from the Punch Bowl in San Remo, all the way to the centre of Wonthaggi.

Where does it start and end?

The Trail stretches 21km from the old Wonthaggi Railway Station in Murray Street and runs to the Woolamai Racecourse. The Rail Trail brochure has further details and a map.

Is camping permitted along the Trail?


Can I ride my bike or horse on the Trail?

The trail is available for cyclists and horse riders along its total length from Anderson to Wonthaggi. Horse riding is not permitted in the Wonthaggi town centre. An extension of the trail from Anderson to Woolamai is suitable for walkers and horse riders only.

Can motorbikes use the trail?

No. It is illegal to ride any recreational vehicle on the trail and there are fines applicable to those caught. If you have mobility issues, you can use a motorised scooter the trail.

Large organised groups and events

If you are organising a large group to use the Trail, please call our Arts and Leisure Team to make sure another organised event doesn't clash with yours.

The future of the Bass Coast Rail Trail

The trail's gravel surface provides a safe off-road path between Wonthaggi and Woolamai. Future development of the trail to Glen Forbes and Kernot is subject to funding.

Want to find out more?

More information and maps are available on the Rail Trail's website, in our Bass Coast Rail Trail Brochure or by contacting our Arts and Leisure Team.