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Fyansford Rail Trail

Victoria - Melbourne region

Location:
Length: 4.7 km
Surface: Sealed
Start / End: North Geelong to Fyansford
Public Transport: Train
Suitable for:
  • Cycling – Touring and Hybrid BikesCycling – Touring and Hybrid Bikes
  • PramsPrams
  • Scooters and Inline SkatesScooters and Inline Skates
  • WalkingWalking

Map Legend:

  • Rail Trail
  • On Road
  • Possible Rail Trail
  • Other Trail
  • former Railway
  • A safe and convenient way to walk and ride in this area of Geelong
  • Some views of the Moorabool River valley from the Fyansford end.
  •  The trail starts at Douro St, near the North Geelong Station. It is also called the Tom McKean Linear Park.
  • The sealed trail runs through various urban backdrops linking up small parklands.

For awhile the remains of the cement works at Fyansford were of interest to those interested in industrial heritage and the tall silos high on the bluff featured artwork that was visible for kilometres. These were demolished in 2020.

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Background Information

The line was conceived by the cement company, who approached the State Government in 1915-16 requesting a rail link to North Geelong. In 1926 the Australian Portland Cement Company opened a private 3’6″ railway  to their quarry. Usage of the line declined by the 1990’s as road haulage took over. The cement plant closed in 2000 and was demolished.

A bike path and linear park was provided beside the tracks in the early 1980s.

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