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Address: Apex Park, Parfitt Road, Wangaratta, Victoria 3676, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 5728 1012
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Description: Australia's premier rail trail offers more than 100km of scenic, sealed...
Australia's premier rail trail offers more than 100km of scenic, sealed, off-road bike trail in North East Victoria. Starting in Wangaratta, the rail trail connects culinary villages including Milawa, Beechworth, Rutherglen, Bright and Myrtleford. Discover the diverse landscape of the High Country region - from natural bushland to open farmland, fertile valleys and some of Australia's most spectacular mountain ranges. The rail trail meanders alongside clear rivers, vineyards, hops, orchards and groves, with plentiful food, wine and craft beer experiences dotted along the way.
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Fantastic cycling experience with the family!

Were staying in Bright for a few days and saw the rail trail on way into town and thought it would be a great family activity to cycle some of it! Hired four bikes from Bike shop... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Were staying in Bright for a few days and saw the rail trail on way into town and thought it would be a great family activity to cycle some of it! Hired four bikes from Bike shop opposite woolworths in Bright for $28 each for 4 hours. Rode to Eurobin and back which was such an amazing ride. Track was... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Beechworth to Bright was my chosen path so that I avoided all hill climbs and could just enjoy the journey with my three daughters including a 9 and an 11 year old. They did not know what I had in mind when suggested a bike ride but this was a great introduction to a cycling holiday. Drove to Beechworth. With... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Beechworth is very accommodating to cyclists with the rail trail heading down the hill to Everton. A great down hill ride.

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TourismNorthEast, Public Relations Manager at Murray to Mountains Rail Trail, responded to this review

Hi Karen, Thanks for your review - we're glad you had a positive experience along the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail and hope to see you back to experience the region's ever-changing seasons. Happy pedalling from the team at Tourism North East. More 

Canberra, Australia
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397 reviews 397 reviews
210 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We just rode down the hill from Beechworth to Wangaratta. Seriously good fun speeding down the hill to Everton Station and then along the flat to Wang. The trail is well maintained and easy to navigate with toilets dotted along the way. There are a number of good companies that will pick you up and take you and your bikes... More 

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TourismNorthEast, Public Relations Manager at Murray to Mountains Rail Trail, responded to this review

Hi Fibenton, Thanks for your review - we appreciate your feedback. We hope to welcome you back to the region soon to experience the ever-changing seasons along the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail. Happy pedalling from Victoria's High Country! More 

Sydney, Australia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
19 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

My partner and I cycled Beechworth to Bright over two days back in October 2014. We stayed overnight in Beechworth and Myrtleford. Every thing about the trail is outstanding. Great accommodation on offer, fantastic restaurants, fine wineries and excellent breweries. The pumpkin seed factory is also a must. I have just reviewed the NZ Otago trail. This prompted me to... More 

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TourismNorthEast, Public Relations Manager at Murray to Mountains Rail Trail, responded to this review

Hi gman2103, Thanks for your review - we appreciate your feedback. We hope to welcome you back to the region soon to experience the ever-changing seasons along the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail. Happy pedalling from Victoria's High Country! More 

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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Very popular Rail Trail. I rode from Bright each day at 5.30 am and there were still a few other cyclists out and about. But later on, this trail is very busy with cyclists, walkers and joggers. There is even a coffee stop at Porepunkah for those who need some caffeine. You choose your distance. If you wish you could... More 

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TourismNorthEast, Public Relations Manager at Murray to Mountains Rail Trail, responded to this review

Hi Lois, Thanks for your feedback. Glad to hear you had an enjoyable cycling experience. Smart thinking re the early starts over warmer days in summer and to see the sun rise! We hope to welcome you back soon to experience North East Victoria's ever-changing seasons along the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail. From the team at Tourism North East More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

A rail trail that is sealed for 80km plus. Well signposted for turnoff to Beechworth and distance markers. A few historical spots along the way. Myrtleford is a good stopover for lunch or morning tea. Or lunch at the Tarrawingee pub. Four wineries to taste and lunch at. The trail is beginning to show signs of wear - it is... More 

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TourismNorthEast, Public Relations Manager at Murray to Mountains Rail Trail, responded to this review

Hi David, Thank you for sharing your insights into places to stop and the availability of transfer services. Those interested can pick up a copy of the new High Country Cycle Guide for further info, available in the North East's Visitor Info Centres. Thanks for your feedback on the trail quality etc, which we welcome to help us continually improve... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I only used the rail trail once while in Beechworth but my partner took our son multiple times. I loved speeding down the hills toward Everton with the shade from the trees broken up by the occasional uphill section or travel through the fields. Afterward I looked up and found that the trail goes from the Murray to Bright so... More 

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TourismNorthEast, Public Relations Manager at Murray to Mountains Rail Trail, responded to this review

Hi SJBSydney_Australia! Thanks for the feedback. We're glad you enjoyed your experience on the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail and hope you make it back soon to explore the rest of it and the great stops along the way. The team at Tourism North East More 

Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
153 reviews 153 reviews
12 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I have recently ridden the entire length to bright from wang and also to beech worth from wang. Compared the tallarook to Mansfield rail trail this is fantastic. It is fully sealed and we rode our road bikes, which made it quicker and the hills somewhat easier. Lots to see and plenty to do, the trail is unkept beautifully too... More 

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TourismNorthEast, Public Relations Manager at Murray to Mountains Rail Trail, responded to this review

Hi Rod, Thank you for your feedback and we're glad you enjoyed your pedal-powered experience. (Sorry for the lag in responding; we've only recently aken over management of this listing. We hope to welcome you back soon to experience the ever-changing seasons along the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail. Happy travels from the team at Tourism North East More 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Gorgeous scenery and a good standard of rail trail with facilities all the way along. A great time of year to ride around the high country if you get the right weather.

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TourismNorthEast, Public Relations Manager at Murray to Mountains Rail Trail, responded to this review

Hi Mary, Thanks for the feedback (and sorry for the lag in responding as we have just taken over this listing). We're glad you enjoyed your experience on the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail. We hope to see you back here soon to explore our ever-changing seasons - autumn is another lovely time of year to visit. From the team... More 

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