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Bellarine Rail Trail (Geelong)




The Bellarine Rail Trail is a 35 km walking and cycling track on the Bellarine Peninsula that follows the route of the former South Geelong to Queenscliff branch line.

The trail is primarily constructed of compacted, crushed rock and provides a high quality surface suitable for all bikes other than those fitted with racing tyres. Sections of the trail between the South Geelong Railway Station and the Bellarine Highway, and Melaluka Road and Curlewis Road are sealed to provide a quality surface in high traffic areas.

The surrounding reserve features areas of remnant, indigenous vegetation, creating a safe and tranquil environment for users.

Starting at the South Geelong Station, the trail moves through the eastern suburbs of Geelong and onto the Bellarine Peninsula through Leopold and Drysdale, terminating at the Queenscliff Railway Station.

Christies Road, Leopold is a popular stepping off point with toilets, shelter and drinking fountain - as is Drysdale Railway Station.

Suma Park has a shelter and toilets making it a welcome resting spot during the return climb from Queenscliff. There is another shelter where the trail crosses Swan Bay Road at Mannerim.

The trail is popular with weekend recreational cyclists as the 35km length one way makes for a decent ride with the added bonus of excellent views of the surrounding farmland and coast.

The gradient is mostly easy and flat with a gradual climb in some places. Families with young children often choose to avoid the return uphill climb from Queenscliff to Mannerim by either hopping on the steam train or arranging other transport.


Web Links


Link Bellarine Rail Trail (Rail Trails Australia)

Link Family Fun Runs on the Bellarine Rail Trail on Facebook

Link The Blues Train on Facebook



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