Tag: rail trail
Ballarat to Maryborough Heritage Rail Trail
The Ballarat-Maryborough Heritage Trail (“the trail”) is a cycle touring route connecting the major townships of Maryborough and Ballarat via smaller settlements and other points of interest along the route. The route is designed for a country cycle on quiet, sealed and unsealed roads that take in some of the most attractive towns in the Goldfields region: Talbot, Clunes and Creswick. The route progresses through scenic, relatively flat (gentle gradient) country with views of rolling hills and farmland on existing public roads, or off-road paths. The route is a 115km trip one way. It could be conducted as a return trip with an overnight stay, or be done in sections. As such the route will link to railway stations in the major settlements to enable different access points. The route will appeal to a cycling market interested in a leisurely cycle and those interested in exploring the Goldfields region, including individuals, or cycling groups.
Domino Trail – 6km | 1.5 hours one way
The Domino Trail is a rail trail that follows the route of the original railway line that travelled between Daylesford and Carlsruhe.
The 6km one way journey takes you through the beautiful Wombat State Forest that was once under threat from miners and loggers. Discover the history and ecology of this area from the interpretive boards along the trail. This walk will take approximately 3 hours to complete the return journey. Why not stop off at either end of the trail and have a bite to eat before the journey back to your starting point. Collect a map from the Trentham Visitor Information Centre.
- Open lunch and dinner seven days per week
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Trentham Historic Railway Station
Once a stop along the Daylesford to Carlsruhe rail line, the Historic Trentham Station represents the golden era of rail travel. View the restored train carriages and memorabilia before wandering along the Domino Track walking trail.
Come on the 4th and 5th Sunday of the month to meet the locals at their monthly market and indulge in a range of local products on offer. Also located within the Station is the Visitor Information Centre. Open weekends by a dedicated volunteer team, drop by to say hello and collect some local tips on the area.