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Address: Alamein Railway Station, Alamein Avenue | Ashburton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Friendly walking place

It is always a delight walking along this ex-railway line, as people are friendly and there are a few pleasant surprises to be hoped for. The trail is wide and level, as rail... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Mar J
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is always a delight walking along this ex-railway line, as people are friendly and there are a few pleasant surprises to be hoped for. The trail is wide and level, as rail trails usually are, making for easy walking. Not needing to look down for obstacles means we can look up at the bird life. The many self-sown(?) prunus... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Outer Circle Rail Trail was part of a reservation intended carry a railway line to link Melbourne's outer suburban radial railway lines, thereby making transfers quick and convenient. Like a lot of good ideas, it ran head first into financial reality and the plan was dropped, but he reseravation remained.. The Outer Circle Rail Trail is very popular with... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

The Outer Circle Rail Train is on the reservation for a line that was to link Melbourne's suburban radial rail system by never did. "Economics" is cited as the reason why the Outer Circle Line was never completed. The misfortune of Melbourne rail travellers has been offset by benefits to cyclists and walkers, who can travel as far as tony... More 

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Kununurra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

I regularly take this trail for exercise with friends and also to exercise the dog 🐕. It provides a variety of gentle grades and scenery away from the bustle of traffic in adjoining suburbia. Long or short, take a walk and enjoy the talk with a companion. If you feel inclined, stop off for a coffee at High St Ashburton,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Get on the mountain bike and do it !!!! A heap of fun, very picturesque, easy cycling but could be a challenge for some based on the 18Km ride but well worth the trip. Love it !!!

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Mornington Peninsula, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Just under 20km it's a good bike path. You need to have a reasonable amount of fitness to complete but it's very pleasant.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Being built on a disused railway track, this trail is both picturesque and fairly flat. I find it preferable to walk the trail from North to South, especially on a sunny day. It can be joined from many roads and parks, and the trail also crosses the Box Hill to Port Melbourne tram line at Deepened. The trail begins or... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012

like fun? like excitement give it a go and see. if you do not try you will notfind out!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2009

The best part of this 18 kilometre rail trail is in the 'Shenley' area of inner eastern Melbourne, which is an old station name from the days of the now largely closed Outer Circle Railway. For much of this trail you will believe that you are a million miles away from any freeways, such is the solitude you can enjoy.... More 

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