Lake views and mountain vistas on the High Country Rail Trail

Explore one of Australia’s most scenic rail trails. Stretching from Wodonga to the lakeside town of old Tallangatta and up to Victoria’s once-highest station at Shelley. Cycle or walk a section of the historic rail line and discover the area’s natural beauty and rich pioneering past. Or challenge yourself to complete the full 80km taking you through iconic Upper Murray landscapes and over old trestle bridges.

Sandy Creek Bridge over Lake Hume. High Country Rail Trail
Credit: Simon Dallinger

Start your cycle following the foreshore of the impressive Lake Hume. Stop for a refreshing dip or a lakeside picnic at one of the grassy reserves at Ebden, Ludlow’s or Huon. Just beyond you’ll come to the sculptural reimagined Sandy Creek Bridge. Admire the architecturally designed crossing that spans 600 metres. The perfect photo op awaits at the viewing platform with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside and waterways. 

Family riding over a trestle bridge on the High Country Rail Trail
Credit: Tourism North East (James Davidson)

Journey onwards to Tallangatta, a quaint town of 1950s architecture, a pit stop for country pubs and charming stores. Around the corner is Old Tallangatta where you will leave the foreshore and start to climb into grazing country. The reward? Valley views and brochure-blue skies.
Onwards to Darbyshire, cameras at the ready, as you spot century-old railway trestle bridges that cross the deep gullies. Stop for a cold one at Koetong pub before pedalling through Alpine scented forests at Shelley. From here it’s downhill, the hard work is done. You can continue your ride into the nearby township of Corryong. The perfect end to the High Country Rail Trail. 

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