The Great Southern Rail Trail is well known in South Gippsland to most local people. It has been built on the site of the old railway line which many years ago connected towns all the way from Melbourne through to Yarram and beyond.
The railway tracks have since been removed and the rough surface along the gently undulating topography have been replaced with a smooth gravel track. The Rail Trail now runs between Leongatha and Port Welshpool and provides a safe and even track to walk, run or ride (either on bikes or horses), and I’ve even heard of people taking a horse and cart and donkeys along the route. You do need access to a key to be able to open the gates though.
Eventually it will meet up with the walking track in Yarram. I’m really looking forward to that.