We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Download a geocaching app and find a friend

The Wonthaggi Rail Trail is a long-standing, easily accessible, free recreational track that can... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Newhaven, Australia
via mobile
Bass Coast Bike Ride

We rode the Trail from Anderson (Phillip Island turn-off) to Wonthaggi. The trail is a good firm... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2018
Read all 33 reviews
All photos (17)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good52%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“bike ride”(5 reviews)
“nice ride”(2 reviews)
Murray Street, Wonthaggi, Victoria 3995, Australia
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 14 October 2013

A disused railway track, this 16km trail has been developed for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. Several sections are also suitable for people pushing prams, or those in wheelchairs. In general the track is in excellent condition, made of compacted fine yellow gravel. You can...More

7  Thank Millefleurs
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

This track is very flat and well maintained. I've walked from Anderson to Wonthaggi, about 16km, and it was ok. Probably more enjoyable to bike ride it instead as I can be a little boring. There are better walks in the area if you are...More

3  Thank jayzav
Reviews (33)
Filter reviews
32 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews bike ride kilcunda general store nice ride bass coast rail trail easy walking track trestle bridge kms surface anderson cyclists farms bush scenery remo pathway countryside
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 32 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Wonthaggi Rail Trail is a long-standing, easily accessible, free recreational track that can lead to a great fun filled day or relaxing ride/walk through the woodlands. If like me you seek adventurous activities or just want to distract the kids while you talk to...More

Thank BreeTiana
Reviewed 30 August 2018

We rode the Trail from Anderson (Phillip Island turn-off) to Wonthaggi. The trail is a good firm gravel surface all the way apart from the last Km or so into Wonthaggi which is bitumen. The highlight was the view from the trestle bridge over the...More

Thank pamelaaP439QK
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

I completed the Anderson to Kilcunda section of trail and loved it. The highlight was the Kilcunda trestle bridge

1  Thank JohnG3121
Reviewed 11 July 2018

The rail trail is an excellent way to get out and see parts of the Gippsland region. The trail is easy to find, there is parking opportunity and any fitness level can use it. The path is flat and wide enabling use by both pedestrians...More

Thank Fiona G
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Visited on Sunday 25th February. We stopped at the old station buildings to have a look, very glad they are still there and being used by the local community today. Time didn't allow us to venture off on the trail this time but will next...More

1  Thank Michael-4551
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Starting at Anderson, there is a car park and bus stop for easy access. Having never been on a rail trail before, we were amazed at what a great bike track it is. A lovely way to see the countryside and spectacular coastline. It is...More

Thank M2465UQkathrynb
Reviewed 19 February 2018

Friends asked me to come and ride with them on this trail, but I decided to do a walk instead. It's mostly flat which is good for my dodgy knees but also good for those younger kids who didn't want to ride. You can start...More

1  Thank UrbanDrifter
Reviewed 15 November 2017

The Bass Coast Rail Trail is great for a walk or a bike ride, you will see lot's of blue wrens ducking in and out of the bush. It is a really nice ride on your bike, go as far as you want along the...More

Thank prwilko
Reviewed 7 November 2017

An easy walking track from Wonthaggi to Kilcunda. Some great scenery with some great coastal views. A very busy walking track.

Thank Lee S
Reviewed 7 November 2017

this trail is good but it can be windy in some sections, you may see kangaroos,birdlife and the odd Lizard.the trail is hard packed topping with a couple of small sections near kilcunda that has soft sand over the trail.it also goes all the way...More

Thank bikeboy44
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
Wonthaggi Motel
82 reviews
.41 km away
RACV Inverloch Resort
632 reviews
9.78 km away
33 reviews
12.53 km away
Silverwater Resort
1,037 reviews
19.38 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 34 nearby restaurants
Connells Bakery
23 reviews
.02 km away
The Coffee Collective
119 reviews
.25 km away
Wolf On Murray
56 reviews
.34 km away
Wonthaggi Hotel
71 reviews
.14 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 18 nearby attractions
State Coal Mine
172 reviews
1.62 km away
Bunurong Marine National Park
17 reviews
8.04 km away
Cape Paterson Bay Beach
10 reviews
7.93 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Bass Coast Rail Trail staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines