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Girgarre Stanhope Rail Trail

Victoria - North

4 based on 1 reviews
Location: 200km north of Melbourne
Length: 3 km
Surface: Coarse gravel
Start / End: Girgarre to Girgarre
Public Transport: None
Suitable for:
  • Cycling – Mountain BikesCycling – Mountain Bikes
  • Cycling – Touring and Hybrid BikesCycling – Touring and Hybrid Bikes
  • WalkingWalking

Map Legend:

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

DETAILS

Why visit the Girgarre Stanhope Rail Trail?

  • Girgarre is a dynamic small town with a big heart
  • The Girgarre Farmers Produce and Craft Market is held on the second Sunday of each month at the Progress Park Reserve
  • Girgarre’s famous annual Moosic Muster music festival

Attractions

  • Girgarre’s famous fresh orange juice, pressed on site, is a must-try!
  • With up to 120 stalls, the Girgarre Market provides visitors and locals with the chance to sample the finest produce from the Goulburn Valley region alongside a range of artisan goods, arts and crafts.
  • The Girgarrie Botanic Gardens, a unique display of indigenous plants from across the Campaspe area

Trail Guide

Section A (2.5 km)

The trail starts at the former station site in the centre of Girgarre and travels south to Mason St

Section B (3.5 km)

This section is yet to be built, and it will eventually go on to Stanhope

Background Information

Traditional owners

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

Development and future of the rail trail 

The local committee constructed the first 2km section in 2015 and are now planning to extend the rail trail to Stanhope in the near future.

Their long term plan is to extend the rail trail all the way to Rushworth where it will join the Murchison to Rushworth Rail Trail.

Rail line history 

The rail line to Girgarre opened in 1917 and closed back to Stanhope in 1975. The line completely closed in 1987.

The local committee constructed the first 2km section in 2015 and are now planning to extend the rail trail to Stanhope in the near future.

Their long term plan is to extend the rail trail all the way to Rushworth where it will join the Murchison to Rushworth Rail Trail.

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One review of “Girgarre Stanhope Rail Trail”

I rode this track yesterday along with the Rushworth track. This track is in good condition although there is some very loose gravel on the sharp corners where the track crosses a couple of canals. If this track can be completed down to Stanhope it will be an excellent ride. At present it is too short cycling but a nice walk.

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