Map Legend:

  • Rail Trail
  • On Road
  • Possible Rail Trail
  • Other Trail
  • former Railway
  • The Domino trail is part of the original railway from Daylesford to Carlsruhe. Starting from the picturesque country town of Trentham, it passes through bushland that is home to the endangered powerful owl
  • Signboards along the trail explain the history of the area
A June 2021 storm brought down many trees across the rail trail which have still not been cleared.

Attractions

  • Trentham is a small town on the edge of Wombat State Forest. There are many cafes and accommodation options.

Trail Guide

  • At Trentham, the trail starts at the Tourist Information Centre in the old Trentham railway station, Victoria St
  • At Lyonville, the trail starts at the southern end of Main St south of the Radio Springs Hotel. It is signposted and accessible at the bottom of an embankment.

A June 2021 storm brought down many trees across the rail trail which have still not been cleared.

 

Section Guides

  • For the first 500 m the rails are still in place and the grass-covered trail runs between them. On the left the old Sunnyside foundry is visible
  • After Falls Rd the trail enters bushland of manna gum, peppermint and mountain gum. Watch for swamp wallabies, grey kangaroos and
  • There is a short detour around the Coliban River, where a purpose-built bridge will replace the trestle bridge in the near future
  • A sign about 4 km from Trentham indicates a short loop trail to take you down to the Domino Creek to see a brick-lined tunnel that carries the creek beneath the line. The loop continues along an old logging trail before returning to the trail
  • The trail ends near Main St, Lyonville south of the Radio Springs Hotel and north of Railway Ave.
  • There are plans to extend the trail to Bullarto in coming years

Background Information

Traditional owners

We acknowledge the Dja Dja Wurrung people, the traditional custodians of the land and waterways on which the rail trail is built.

Development and future of the rail trail 

There is interest in extending the trail in both directions, possibly from Daylesford to Woodend (44 km). The Trentham to Lyonville section of the proposed Daylesford-Macedon Ranges Rail Trail has now been developed, and a feasibility study is being conducted with a view to developing more of the trail.

The Daylesford Spa Country Railway runs tourist trains from Daylesford to Bullarto. These trains carry bikes.

Daylesford had the distinction of being served by two railways, one from Woodend and one from Creswick.

The railway from Carlsruhe to Daylesford via Trentham was opened in 1880.

By the 1970s, traffic on the line had reduced considerably, and despite local lobbying, it was closed in 1978.

The Crossing Borders Tracks and Trails Feasibility Report for the proposed Daylesford Rail Trail can be viewed here.

No services listed for this rail trail.

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Daylesford to Hanging Rock Rail Trail Revived

Posted: 06/11/18

Bicycle Network reports that the Hepburn and Daylesford Shire Councils are again pushing for completion ...

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Opening of Domino Rail Trail

Posted: 23/04/13

Trentham is holding the annual Spudfest on Saturday May 18th and the rail trail committee ...

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Daylesford-Woodend Rail Trail (Vic) one step closer

Posted: 04/04/12

The Daylesford-Woodend Rail Trail, in the central highlands north of Melbourne, is today one step ...

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Map Legend:

  • Rail Trail
  • On Road
  • Possible Rail Trail
  • Other Trail
  • former Railway

This trail is now CLOSED permanently

This rail trail is located up in the Herveys Range, west of Townsville on a short section of the former Greenvale railway corridor. However it is not actually open to the general public. The Heritage Tea Rooms once had permission to conduct tours traveling through 5 tunnels in an 11 seat ford transit bus but unfortunately in 2009 a landslide caused one tunnel to collapse and the tours no longer operate. This is visible on the satellite view of the map. The closure of the trail due to the landslide is sad because it apparently is a spectacular sight. The Tea Rooms are based on the top of Hervey Range and the first tunnel passes under their property. Refer to the link below for more details. The Tea Rooms have apparently lobbied for a few years to have the corridor opened to the public and will continue to do so. We are not aware if any investigations have been undertaken into this or other sections of the corridor. All the remaining tunnels and bridges are in situe and, given the railway's relatively recent and high standard construction, apparently in excellent condition.  

Attractions

This Rail Trail is now CLOSED and is back as a possible active transport corridor. It is ILLEGAL to enter this rail corridor as of 2019.

  • 5 Tunnels (1 collapsed due to landslide)
  • Spectacular views
  • Will be 11km in length when open.

 

Background Information

The railway has a relatively recent and short history. It was 213km long and opened in 1974 to transport ore from a nickel mine at Greenvale to a refinery north of Townsville. It closed in 1993.

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