Recently I rode a section of the rail trail I haven’t ridden before and it means I will have ridden the trail from Bairnsdale to Orbost but obviously not all in one go. The Trail is approximately 100km.Three of us rode from Waygara to Orbost and back again, a distance of 34 kms.
There was evidence of the rail line at various points along the route.
The first picture just looks like green fields but the horizontal line in the distance is the longest timber railway bridge in Victoria, you can see it in a bit more detail in the second picture. ( Click on each picture to see it clearly. )
A campaign has been mounted to save Victoria’s longest rail bridge.
When we reached Orbost we stopped in the beautiful park to have our picnic lunch. I will need to visit again when COVID is over so I can then visit the tourist attractions which were closed when we visited.
1971 was the highest flood and if you click this link you will get full details of the damage to the trestle bridge on that occasion.
A really enjoyable section of the rail trail.