Trail Notes are a supplement to the printed information and map brochure available through all East Gippsland Visitor Centres and are a 'work in progress'.
Trail Notes are referenced by the black numbers shown on the map included in the Trail brochure. Copies of the brochure are available at Visitor Information Centres (Federation Square and Southern Cross Station in Melbourne, Traralgon, Sale, Bairnsdale, Lakes Entrance, Orbost) and from other locations in East Gippsland, or by request by post via the Contact Us form.
These files are in PDF format. They have been prepared as 4 files with the Location reference numbers grouped as Sections of the Rail Trail plus the Side Trips. The numbers follow the map sequence: west to east.
- Section 1: 1- 6 (Bairnsdale to Nicholson)
- Section 2: 7-15 (Nicholson to Bruthen)
- Section 3: 16 - 22 (Bruthen to Nowa Nowa)
- Section 4: 23 - 3 1 (Nowa Nowa to Burn Road)
- Side Trips: 34 - 40
NOTE. This Rail Trail is a Crown Land Reserve. It is open 24/7 and no charge applies. HOWEVER - user onus applies. If you are not prepared to accept that there can be from time to time rapid and unexpected changes to conditions (Trail surface variations, effects of wind, fire, flooding etc), DO NOT enter the Trail Reserve. Bicycle and horse riders entering the Trail Reserve must have a sufficient level of competence and be equipped to be independent during their visit.
The Trail may be subject to closure in part or whole at very short notice. Check weather conditions before travel. Kilometre marker posts have been installed within 5 Kms of towns and at some other points. ALWAYS CARRY SUFFICIENT WATER FOR YOUR TRIP. Be prepared with insect repellent and appropriate sunscreen (clothing, hat, block-out etc) Check the Trail web site for late breaking information.