East Gippsland Rail Trail : 100 Kilometres of natural diversity running from Bairnsdale to Orbost.
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Orbost Railway Viaduct is 100 years old and falling apart. Friends of East Gippsland Rail Trail want to restore this bridge. Your support is important. Help by joining Join Friends Group or making a donation Donate in $5 multiples.
A group of 12 recently did a 4-day ride
Day 1:Bairnsdale to Nowa Nowa Day
Day 2: Nowa Nowa to Orbost for lunch and back
Day 3: Nowa Nowa to Metung via the Rail Trail and Gippsland Discovery Trail
Day 4: Metung to Bairnsdale via local roads and Rail Trail
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Green Army works at Burn Rd removing Box thorn.
The team of young people worked 3 days (one day off through wet weather) and have done wonders with the Box Thorn. They have also planted lots of Acacia maidenii, both on the 'Box Thorn' hill and on the bottom side of the trail and also removed quite a few weeds. Thanks for a job well done.
New signs link Orbost CBD with Burn Road
We need your support by renewing your membership of the Friends for the coming year. All money collected is used to maintain or upgrade facilities on the rail trail. There are three levels of membership:
- Basic $10 per annum.
- Family $15 per annum.
- Business $100 per annum.
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