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Welcome to the Wodonga to Cudgewa High Country Rail Trail

 2017 Events – Sandy Creek Bridge walk

Wednesday 4th October, 2017.

Walk from Huon Reserve to the viewing platform of the iconic Sandy Creek Rail Bridge. Afternoon tea provided  at the end of the walk.

Easy, 6km return walk on the good gravel section of the High Country Rail Trail.

Meet at 1.30pm, at Huon Reserve, Murray Valley Highway, Huon.

Contact: Joy Bayes, 02 60206600 OR 0447332260

Tallangatta Tall Trestle Treadle – Sunday 15th October, 2017

A fully supported ride through the Upper Murray on sections of the High Country Rail Trail. Are you you up to the challenge!!!

This ride  leaves Tallangatta at 8.45am from the town triangles, (on the Memorial Hall side of Towong Street), by bus to Corryong, where the ride begins. The first section is from Corryong to Colac Colac Caravan Park for morning tea. Easy ride on sealed section of the trail.

Riders are then bussed to Shelley Station to begin the second part of the ride on the High Country Rail Trail to Koetong Station. A BBQ lunch is provided at the Koetong Pub. More challenging ride through native and pine forests on the gravel section of the trail.

After lunch riders continue on the High Country Rail Trail to Darbyshire Hill. In this section of the ride, there is approximately 1.5 km on the Murray Valley High Way, to negotiate the the impassable Boggy Creek Bridge. At the bottom of the Darbyshire Hill, riders meet the bus to be transported to the Old Tallangatta Lookout site.

Riders then continue to ride on the sealed section of the trail to the Goods Shed at Tallangatta for afternoon tea. The ride concludes at the Tallangatta Goods shed at approximately 4.30pm. Easy ride on the sealed section of the trail.

Numbers are limited to 75 riders or when busses are filled.

Further details view #Tallangatta Tall Trestle Treadle 2017 flyer

If interested , entries are now open #tallangatta 2017 registration

 

Old Tallangatta Loookout on the shores of Lake Hume

Old Tallangatta Loookout on the shores of Lake Hume

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Arriving at Koetong Station

 

 

Sandy Creek Inlet Bridge

Sandy Creek Inlet Bridge

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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