This trail is part of a former branch line from Nyora to Wonthaggi. The line was opened in 1910 to service the coal mines, passengers and farm produce in the Wonthaggi area. The line was closed in 1978 due to the decline in passengers and mining.
The first commercial coal mine was opened in Kilcunda in 1865.
The Bass Coast Shire is the committee of management for this rail trail, and is committed to eventually extending the trail the full distance of 48km to Nyora.
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Many people ask about accommodation on Gippsland rail trails because they are so long and often demand multi-day travelling. Unfortunately maintaining lists of accommodation near rail trails is beyond the scope of the volunteer capacity of Rail Trails Australia. There are many other resources available for finding accommodation of all kinds in all places. When searching, simply use keywords including the towns through which your chosen rail trail passes, and you should find plenty of options.
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