Welcome to the Wodonga to Cudgewa High Country Rail Trail
Coming Events – 2016
Twilight ride to Ludlows Reserve, from Wodonga or Tallangatta. (You choose where you start your journey)
Wodonga, along ANZAC Parade, Bandania, Bonegilla, or Ebden: Tallangatta, Murrays way side stop or Huon.
Saturday 20th February, 2016. To arrive at Ludlows reserve for a picnic dinner consisting of chicken/salad/a non alcoholic drink, served from 6.30pm to 7pm.
Bookings essential and are now open.
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This ride has no official starting time or location.
Riders are encouraged to join the High Country Rail Trail at any location and travel to Ludlows Reserve arriving between 6.30pm and 7pm.
As well as the locations listed on the poster there are many other locations where participants can join the trail between Wodonga, Baranduda and Tallangatta. A variety of off road bike paths through Wodonga as well as on road links to the High Country Rail Trail are possible along Thomas Mitchell Drive, Brockley Street, Pearce Street and White Box Rise.
Access is also available at Whytes Road, Gullifer Lane, Pollards Road and Mahers Road but parking at these locations is limited.
The suggested locations and distances given on the poster are guidelines for participants to estimate the time they will require to arrive at Ludlows Reserve.
All distances given are one way only.
Sunday 17th April- Tangambalanga Lions Club “milk Run”
Wednesday 20th April – “John’s Garden” – Dedication at 10am
Saturday 21st May – “Whistle Stop High Tea”
Sunday 26th June – “Touring Tallangatta – Jarvis Creek Regional Park”
Sunday 7th August – Mahers Hill Walk
Saturday 10th September – Shelley / Boggy Creek Walk
Wednesday 5th October Seniors Walk
Sunday 16th October – Tall Trestle Treadle
Ride on the upgraded surface from Ludlows to Huon.
Video Links to the recently reinstated bridge at the Sandy Creek Inlet
|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.|
|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.|
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