Camperdown to Timboon Rail Trail

Camperdown to Timboon Rail Trail

The completed 34km Camperdown to Timboon trail is a wonderful family adventure, dotted with statuesque trestle bridges and spellbinding scenery.

Riders and walkers traverse volcanic features, farmland, wooded grassland and tall wet forest on descent into the wooded Timboon valley.

The Timboon Railway Shed Distillery and Timboon Ice Creamery can be found at the end of the trail.

CAMPERDOWN - NAROGHID

11 km

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NAROGHID - COBDEN

7 km

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COBDEN - GLENFYNE

11 km

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Trail users need to be aware the first section of the trail from Camperdown Station to Naroghid is “on road” and includes a challenging (but spectacular) descent and climb between Lake Bullen Merri and Lake Gnotuk. Visitors are advised to wear bright coloured clothing and switch on a rear tail light to make themselves more visible to other road users.

The trail provides an important connective corridor for native animals. The relationship between native wildlife and the trail is creatively interpreted by a display housed in the Timboon Railway Shed Distillery. This building along with the old ticket office forms the southern terminus of stage 1 of the trail.

The heritage listed 1891 Timboon Trestle Bridge is accessible via road and via the Coast to Crater trail. The bridge provided a vital link via standard gauge to Camperdown and Melbourne. Nowadays visitors can enjoy a picnic in a picturesque valley formed by the Curdies River.

There are many remnant trestle bridges along the Camperdown Timboon Rail Trail many covered in moss and surrounded by ferns offering great photo opportunities along the way.

GLENFYNE - MERRETTS ROAD - CURDIES RIVER BRIDGE

7 km

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CURDIES RIVER BRIDGE - TIMBOON

5 km

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TWELVE APOSTLES TRAIL

20 km

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Sections of the trail between Glenfyne and the Curdies Trestle Bridge are more challenging and are best suited to hybrid and mountain bikes with wider tyres and front suspension. Sections of trail between the old rail sleepers are bumpy and there are sections that require a dismount and walking to negotiate ruined trestle bridge bypasses. Take your time and take it easy on these sections as these are among the most picturesque sections of the trail.

12 Apostles Trail now links the Camperdown to Timboon Rail Trail with the coast. The final section to be completed and require riders to access the road are the final 2km, from the Port Campbell Town Lookout to the town centre.

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Dogs are permitted on leashes along the rail trail, click here for more information.

Accommodation Nearby

Cascade Motel Camperdown

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Leura Hotel

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Mt Noorat Hotel

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Commercial Hotel

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Things To Do Nearby

Camperdown Golf Club

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Silver Nickels

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Element Bazaar

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The Courthouse Camperdown

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Places To Eat & Drink

Sweet Giftz

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Red Robin Cafe

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Mt Noorat Hotel

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The Milkbar

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