Local Attractions

The Gippsland Plains Rail Trail has many attractions which you will enjoy. However, venturing only a short distance off the trail is often rewarding, and will reveal many more attractions in the towns and districts along the way. All attractions off the trail-proper are easily accessed on good roads, and showcase many historical, natural, interesting, and fascinating sites and locations. We hope you will take the time to explore these attractions, as all are well worth visiting.

Apex Park, Heyfield

Apex Park, Heyfield

Apex Park, Heyfield, is one of the prettiest and best appointed parks on the trail. The children will be entertained for hours, while Mum and Dad enjoy a peaceful break.

Apex Park, Stratford

Apex Park, Stratford

Apex Park, Stratford, is the trail head at the eastern end of the Gippsland Plains Rail Trail. This award winning medieval themed park is situated on the banks of the Avon River

Blores Hill Mountain Bike Track, Blores Hill (Heyfield)

Blores Hill Mountain Bike Track, Blores Hill (Heyfield)

It could be argued that Blores Hill is one of the best mountain bike areas in Victoria, with many riders coming from all over Victoria, and indeed, interstate just to ride here.

Bushies Bakery and Pizza Restaurant, Glengarry

Bushies Bakery and Pizza Restaurant, Glengarry

At Bushies Bakery and Pizza Restaurant, Glengarry, you can eat in the comfort of the resturant, or take away and eat on the go. 

Cowwarr General Store

Cowwarr General Store

Cowwarr General Store is located on the Traralgon-Maffra Road, only a few meters east of where the trail crosses.

Cowwarr Trail Head

Cowwarr Trail Head

The Cowwarr Trail Head is located on the Trarlagon-Maffra Road (C105) at the western end of Cowwarr.

Cowwarr Weir

Cowwarr Weir

You'll really connect with nature at Cowwarr Weir. This very popular location offers the opportunity to engage in a number of recreational activities.

Cowwarr's GY Wagon

Cowwarr's GY Wagon

This railway goods wagon, No. GY2300R, is a typical example of a standard 4-wheeled open wagon used by the Victorian Railways on the Traralgon-Stratford railway line.

Glengarry Trail Head

Glengarry Trail Head

Conveniently located oposite the shopping strip at the eastern end, the Gippsland Plains Rail Trail Head at Glengarry has off road parking, shaded picnic grounds and a skate park.

Heyfield Trail Head

Heyfield Trail Head

The Heyfield Trail Head is located at Apex Park, on the Davis Street boundary.

Hobbies Plus, Stratford

Hobbies Plus, Stratford

Hobbies Plus - Gippsland's Model Railway specialist since 1988.

Maffra Community Sports Club

Maffra Community Sports Club

You are always welcome at Maffra Community Sports Club - the 'hub' of Maffra.

Maffra Trail Head

Maffra Trail Head

The Gippsland Plains Rail Trail's Maffra trail head is located at the eastern end of Maffra, on the intersection of Maffra-Sale Road (C492) and Railway Place.

Mountain Top Experience Rail Trail Transport

Mountain Top Experience Rail Trail Transport

Mountain Top Experience is a Victorian Tourism Award winning passenger tour and transport business catering for all Gippsland Plains Rail Trail travel needs.

 

Produce Markets

Produce Markets

Fresh, crisp, clean, pure, and local. Nothing showcases fresh, local produce like a Produce (Farmer's) Market. Produce Markets are conducted regularly in several townships along the trail.

Stratford Trail Head

Stratford Trail Head

The Stratford trail head is located in Apex Park, off McMillan St.

Tinamba General Store

Tinamba General Store

Conveniently located only a few meters to the north of the Tinamba Trail Head, Tinamba General Store is a good place to pause and replenish.

Tinamba Trail Head

Tinamba Trail Head

The Tinamba Trail Head is actually located on the townships southern boundary, and here the trail crosses Traralgon-Maffra Road (C105), about 150mts from the General Store and Tinamba Hotel.

Toongabbie Rail Trail General Store

Toongabbie Rail Trail General Store

The Rail Trail General Store is conveniently located on the main road, and has a small off-road parking area.

Toongabbie Trail Head

Toongabbie Trail Head

The Gippsland Plains Rail Trail head at Toongabbie is located in parklands near the intersection of Traralgon-Maffra Road (C105) and Stringer Road, east of the Rail Trail Inn (Toongabbie General Store).

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