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Welcome to the Wodonga to Cudgewa High Country Rail Trail

Coming Events:

Whistle Stop Progressive High Tea -17 May 2014 and Jarvis Creek Jaunt – 22nd June 2014

As part of the North East High Country Harvest Festival, the Bonegilla Rail Trail Advisory Group, Tallangatta Rail Trail Advisory Group and Parklands Albury Wodonga invite you to get on your bike as part of this progressive High Tea.

Start: 1.30pm at Huon Reserve, Murray Valley Highway, Huon (20 minutes drive east of Wodonga)

Distance: 24km return cycle from Huon Reserve over the Sandy Creek Inlet bridge to Tallangatta and return

What is provided:   Sociable afternoon mingling with other High Tea participants at this Friends of the High Country Rail Trail event.  There will be High Tea (1950′s style tucker) and hot drinks at various “whistle stops” along the High Country Rail Trail between Huon and Tallangatta.

What to bring: Bicycle, bicycle helmet and water bottle

Why are we doing this: To celebrate the High Country Rail Trail, showcase the region and attract visitors during this quiet period for tourism. 

We are also fundraising for the High Country Rail Trail.  Many community and business volunteers continue to contribute significant time in restoring traditional trestle bridges, fencing and establishing access so as to open this spectacular High Country Rail through to Corryong.  Lots of people all contributing a little (time and donations) has enabled us to open 60km of rail trail….only 40km to go!

Cost: Adults $20, children $10

Bookings essential:

Credit card:

http://www.trybooking.com/76725

Alternatively, mail the registration form below with your cheque or credit card payment.

Help spread the word:

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Whistle Stop High Tea

Distribute the above flyer through your networks.  

Other High Country Harvest Festival events:

www.highcountryharvest.com

 

Jarvis Creek Jaunt – Sunday 22nd June

Jarvis Creek Jaunt

Registration: 8.30am for 9am start at Tallangatta Information Centre.

Medium 49km circuit, 9km on the sealed rail trail to Old Tallangatta followed by a climb up into Jarvis Creek Plateau Regional Park & spectacular downhill run on 4WD tracks.

-       Lifts to the top available from Information Centre but will not leave until after 10 am. Book in when registering (limited spots available)

-       Morning tea available on plateau for gold coin donation.

-       Mountain bike best but robust hybrid OK as well.

 

Ride or walk from Tallangatta to Old Tallangatta.

Registration: 10am at Tallangatta Information Centre.

This is an easy ride on the sealed section of the rail trail. 18km return.

-  enjoy morning tea Old Tallangatta (gold coin donation)

Bring  – a snack/lunch on your back.

- on return enjoy a local counter meal/take away or BYO BBQ lunch or a picnic in Tallangatta 

 

Contact:  - Rob Caddell: 0417294234

                - Kerry Love: 02 60712334

               – www.parklands-alburywodonga.org.au

 

 

Video Links to the recently reinstated bridge at the Sandy Creek Inlet

Bridge Construction

The Missing Link

Meandering for 30kms along the foreshore of Lake Hume on the most spectacular rails trails in Australia.A separate equestrian trail between Sandy Creek and Old Tallangatta means horses rarely cross the cycling/walking trail.No two days, nor two seasons are the same. The diverse birdlife of the Kiewa River woodlands contrasts with the crystal clear reflections from Lake Hume. With regular parking and rest areas along the trail, you can explore sections at your leisure or cycle/horse ride from one end to the other, with a warm bed, cold beer and choice of eateries available.Two stages From Wodonga Visitors Information Centre you need to start the trail at  Whytes Road. Check map below.

lake Hume

Lake Hume near Ebden

Photo by Peter Ermel

Photo by Peter Ermel

Stage one – starts at Whytes Road. The paved trail becomes a gravel track for the 27kms to Tallangatta. This section is suitable for mountain and hybrid bikes. The High Country Rail Trail skirts the foreshore of Lake Hume for 30 picturesque kilometres. Take a break at the newly constructed Sandy Creek bridge or the nearby picnic tables and viewing platform. The section between Tallangatta and the Mitta Mitta River is sealed.
Stage two is best started at Shelley Station, the former highest railway station in Australia. Freewheel downhill for 20 km through Pine Plantations and State forest. Dismount and walk around the three Koetong Creek timber trestle bridges which are in the process of being restored. Take care crossing the Murray Valley Highway near Koetong Hotel. Detour onto the Murray Valley Highway for 2 kms from the spectacular 77 metre long Boggy Creek trestle bridge.The rough fire trail type surface is suitable for mountain bikes only.

 Edgar's Road Bridge, almost completed

 
Edgars Road Bridge, almost complete

completed bridge

Fully restored bridge

 

 

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