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GREAT SOUTHERN RAIL TRAIL

Tours, Bike Hire, Cyclist Transfers

Great Southern Rail Trail 72km

We design fabulous, enjoyable, self guided, fully supported tours on the Rail Trails of Gippsland. 

Start any day you like!

We support cyclists with bike hire and transfers on all of our wonderful Gippsland Rail Trails. 

GREAT SOUTHERN RAIL TRAIL

The Great Southern Rail trail is Australia’s most southern Mainland Rail Trail.

The Great Southern Rail Trail travels 72 km through South Gippsland from Leongatha to Port Welshpool.

Distances

  • Leongatha to Koonwarra 7.8km
  • Koonwarra to Meeniyan 8.2km
  • Meeniyan to fish Creek 18.3km
  • Fish Creek to Foster 12.4km
  • Foster to Toora 10.2km
  • Toora to Welshpool 10.2
  • Welshpool to Port Welshpool 5km.

Accommodation on the Great Southern Rail Trail.

Along the Great Southern Rail Trail there is accommodation at Leongatha; Meeniyan; Fish Creek; Foster; Toora; Welshpool and Port Welshpool.

The Great Southern Rail Trail has unique stories and experiences 

https://www.gsrt.com.au/

Retrace the Australian mainland’s southern-most rail line through lush green farmland and temperate rainforest with blue water views to the peaks of the Prom.  The Great Southern Rail Trail links many South Gippsland towns known for local food, wine and art.  Walk, cycle or ride the entire 72kms or just take your time enjoying a shorter journey.

As the Great Southern Rail Trail winds its way through South Gippsland, you’ll take in spectacular vistas of rich farmland, lush rainforest and Corner Inlet.  This gentle trail is suitable for cyclists, walkers and horse riders of all abilities and fitness levels.  For most of the journey it is an even grade trail with the occasional gentle rise.

Great Southern Rail Trail

Accommodation and Pick up Package.

Bring your own bikes, panniers and cycling gear and enjoy a 2 day ride along the Great Southern Rail Trail.

Your package includes

Accommodation: Night 1: Alkira Garden Studios Leongatha Night 2: Alkira Studios Fish Creek

Transfer: Pick Up Port Welshpool. Cyclist and bike transfer return to Leongatha

Price: $490 for 1 person or 2 persons twin share

Our beautiful Alkira accommodation is extra cyclist friendly!

We are located close by the Rail Trail in Leongatha and Fish Creek

Call Australian Cycling Holidays on 0468 390 224

GREAT SOUTHERN RAIL TRAIL HIRE BIKES:

Bike Hire only. See our One Way Bike Drop Off and/or Pick up fees

BIKE HIRE PRICING

Ask us for a quote

Adult Bike

Day 1: $60

$20 per day for each day after that

Every adult bikes comes with helmet, spare tube, pump and handlebar bag

Children Bikes

Day 1: $30

$15 per day for each day after that

Rear Pannier Bag

Daily $5

Weekly $30

Rear Panniers clip onto the back parcel rack and are quick release. They can carry your needs for your cycle tour.

We have quality Trek 8.4 DS bikes for a comfortable ride. With 27 gears, hydraulic disc brakes, lock-out front shocks, these bikes are perfect for cycling the Rail Trails. Range of sizes available.

Helmets are provided as you must wear a helmet.

Looking to Hire for More than a Week? 

Just send us an email with your proposed hire duration and we will give you a price for your extended hire.

COMING WITH YOUR BIKES to cycle the Great Southern Rail Trail?

A minimum Fee Applies to all Bike and Cyclist Transfers. This is given below.

If you can share a transfer with another cyclist then we will split the minimum fee up to 8 Cyclists and 8 Bikes

Leongatha

We are based in Leongatha. So all transfers include the return travel to the furthest location for the pick up/drop off.

Meeniyan

Minimum Fee $120. $40 per person for 3 cyclists or more. Bookings required.

Fish Creek

Minimum Fee $150. $50 per person for 3 cyclists or more. Bookings required.

Foster

Minimum Fee $150. $50 per person for 3 cyclists or more. Bookings required.

Toora

Minimum Fee $180. $60 per person for 3 cyclists or more. Bookings required.

Port Welshpool

Minimum Fee $180. $60 per person for 3 cyclists or more. Bookings required.

If your travel dates are flexible, we will try and match you with another group travelling on the same day, keeping the price down for everyone.

We have an 11 seater minibus so ask us for pricing for your group.

Australian Cycling Holidays has 3 Self Guided, Fully Supported Cycle Tours along the Great Southern Rail Trail.

Great Southern Getaway: 2D 2N; $1160 for 2 adults. Includes 2 nights accommodation, 2 days bike hire, a hearty breakfast each morning, luggage transfers, roadside assist and transfers back to Leongatha. We also include the coach travel from Melbourne Southern Cross Station to Leongatha. You can book this tour online

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South Gippsland Rail Trail Cycle Tour: Bass Coast Rail Trail, Philip Island Cycle Paths and Great Southern Rail Trail. 4D 3N. $1990 for 2 adults; $2100 for a family of 4. Includes 3 nights accommodation, 4 days bike hire, luggage transfers, group transfer at end of Day 2 between the rail trails and roadside assist. You can book this tour online.

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5 Rail Trails Cycle Tour: This tour takes you through Gippsland on Rail Trails. It includes the Bass Coast Rail Trail, Philip Island Cycle Paths, Great Southern Rail Trail, Grand Ridge Rail Trail, Gippsland Plains Rail trail and East Gippsland Rail Trail. more than 320km of fabulous cycling on our unique rail trails. 10D 9N. $5,400 for 2 adults; $6,300 for a family of 4. Includes 9 nights accommodation, 10 days bike hire, luggage transfers, group transfer between the rail trails and roadside assist. You can book this tour online. Ask us about large groups.

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