- Rail Trail
- On Road
- Possible Rail Trail
- Other Trail
- former Railway
- Enjoy this short sealed trail that runs through the Dartmoor Rail Lands, a reserve in the small township of Dartmoor.
- Visit the World War 1 Avenue of Honour Memorial and Wood Carvings
- The Fort O’Hare Campground on the Glenelg River was a campsite of the Major Mitchell expedition
- The trail runs from Radiata Road to two bridges at Fort O’Hare
The trail is entirely within the small township of Dartmoor where you can find a general store, hotel and public toilets.
- Car park at Radiata Road
- General Store (wheelchair access)
- Village Green
- Fort O’Hare (wheelchair access)
Disused railway bridge across the Glenelg River (2020). Adjacent to the rail trail.
Aerial view of the Dartmoor rail trail (2021)
Part of the Dartmoor Rail Trail (2021)
The rail trail has wheelchair access at several points (2021)
The Dartmoor Rail trail opened in December 2021.
The rail trail was constructed in 2021 through funding under the Federal Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program. This followed seven years of lobbying by the Dartmoor community. The trail was officially launched in December 2021. There are no plans to extend the trail.
We acknowledge the Gunditjmara people, the traditional custodians of the land and waterways on which the rail trail is built.
The Mt. Gambier-Heywood railway was mooted in 1900, and decided upon in 1912. Surveying and construction began from Heywood in 1913; the section to Dartmoor was completed in June 1916 with the remainder of the line being completed in November 1917. A 968′ (300m) long wooden-bridge over the Glenelg River at Dartmoor was completed in April 1915. The line was opened in November 1917. Passenger trains operated until 1942. In the mid-1980’s the bridge was demolished and replaced by the current concrete-steel one. The rail was ‘suspended’ in April 1995 due gauge standardisation. (Source: www.railpage.com.au)