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Noojee Trestle Bridge Rail Trail - Trail Description

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Noojee Trestle Bridge Rail Trail

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Type: Rail trail
Location: 100km east of Melbourne
Start/end: Noojee village - old station site to Trestle bridge
Status: Open
Length open: 3km
Surface: Fine gravel
Public transport: Bus
Features: tourist
Contact Region: Gippsland, Victoria
Noojee Trestle bridge from the ground (2008)
Noojee Trestle bridge from the ground (2008)
Suitable for walking Suitable for cycling mountain bikes Suitable for cycling touring hybrid bikes Suitable for wheelchairs Suitable for horse riding Suitable for prams
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Features

  • A short trail surrounded by tall forests
  • An impressive restored timber trestle railway bridge
  • Gentle terrain, shady and sheltered from wind

Description

Access Points

  • Old station site in Noojee village, opposite the start of School Rd
  • Trestle Bridge - Signposted gravel Rd off Yarra Junction Rd 2km from Noojee

Noojee to Trestle Bridge (3km)

  • About 1km after leaving Noojee the trail widens to form a vehicle turning circle.  Proceed around the mound on the right.
  • The Trestle bridge is reached afetr 2.5km.  There are steep steps at each end leading to the carpark.
  • Thye trail narrows and finishes another 300m, where another trestle bridge once spanned the gully below.

For more information on this trail see the book Rail Trails of Victoria and South Australia.

Background Information

This trail is part of the branch line from Warragul that opened in 1919.  It was gradually closed in sections between 1954 and 1958.  This area suffers from bushfires and required a lot of expensive repairs on many occasions.  The Noojee Trestle was destroyed by fire in 1939, and rebuilt again in the same year.  It is an impressive structure spanning 102 metres, is 21 metres high, and is supported by 19 sets of piles.

The Noojee and District Historical Society’s plans to restore the original railway site in Noojee including the station and surrounding tracks, goods shed, turn table and new additions of an underground museum and cultural centre.

The official opening of the ‘Noojee Heritage Project Centre’ occured in December 2011 comprising of the Society’s five-stage plan to reconstruct the site. The Noojee Heritage Project Centre will begin with stage one, which will see the construction of the goods shed and surrounding decking, a car park and appropriate signage in the township.

Links

The trail is maintained by the Baw Baw Shire Council Ph: 03 5624 2411

February 2012

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Contact Us About This Trail

Email or click here: gippsland@railtrails.org.au.

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20 March , 2015 by davnrob

Only called in for a visit on our way back from Warburton but a fantastic walk around and across the bridge. Wedding party there taking photos to add to the magic.

26 December , 2014 by cascho

I rode this trail today (26th December 2014). It is a short well maintained trail - with two great tourist sites at either end - the Noojee station and the Trestle bridge. The track is well maintained and hybrid bikes will be fine. Honestly, it is too short for riding - and would be better suited for walking, given I rode the distance in less than 15 mins. Very impressed with the Noojee area.

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