Bicycle Network: Regional Routes
Forrest - Birregurra "Tiger" Trail
The Forrest to Birregurra Rail Trail is a new trail that is gaining some momentum. Follow development progress here.
Fundraising concert for the Tiger Trail
7 february 2013. There will be a concert this Sunday, 10 February 2013 to raise funds for further development of the Tiger Trail from Birregurra to Forrest.
The concert is being held at the Gosling Creek Winery situated near Deans Marsh in the Otways. Featured artists are Jeff Raglus and Victoriana Gaye, the Cartridge Family, and the Deans Marsh Singers (details below).
All proceeds from the Concert will go towards funding a feasibility study for the establishment of a cycling/recreational Rail Trail along the route of the historic Railway Line formation between Birregurra, Deans Marsh and Forrest.
You can purchase tickets on-line at www.tigertrail.eventbrite.com.au or on the day at the gate. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 concession.
The concert starts at 12:30pm.
Bring your own picnic, or great food, wine, beer and ice-cream will be available on site. You can also purchase BBQ pack (pre-order a bbq pack from Birregurra Farms Foods on 03 5236 2611) or purchase on the day from Birregurra Farm Foods.
Bring a chair/blanket and enjoy the concert and picturesque views.
Gosling Creek Winery - 495 Murroon Road, Murroon (nr Deans Marsh)
For more information contatct: FRIENDS OF THE TIGER TRAIL, firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0408 515 635
Click here to download fundraising event flyer.
- Jeff Raglus: Jeff Raglus was a trumpet player and vocalist with the Bachelors of Prague and founder of the Feeling Groovies. He has worked with the Black Sorrows and other well-known Australian Groups including Fogg and The Beachniks. He will team up with Vicki Gaye Phillip to make music under the banner of Victoriana Gaye.
- The Cartridge Family: Known for their breezy sunshine-filled hillbilly songs and their three-part harmonies and two-part jokes. They set the Port Fairy Folk Festival on fire and have just released their debut album, "Sunshine-Filled Songs of Death and Deceit".
First Section of Tiger Trail Open
July 2011 The first 7km of the Tiger Trail is now open and ready for visitors.
The trail begins in Forrest, and can be accessed from Henry Street, Forrest (across the road from the Forrest Hotel). The trail here is aligned parallel to the original alignment, in the road reserve, providing an excellent view of a former railway bridge. Within the picturesque Yaugher State Forest the trail meanders for about 4km, ending around two kilometres south of Barwon Downs. There are picnic facilities where the trail terminates.
The next stage to be completed will be the 2km to Barwon Downs. Eventually the trail will meander another 23 kms along the old railway formation to Birregurra, on the main Melbourne - Warrnambool rail line.
Tiger trail takes first steps
21 August 2009. The 30+ km Forrest - Birregurra 'Tiger' Rail Trail, the recent recipient of a $108,000 grant from the State Government, is taking its first baby steps.
The May 2009 funding announcement will deliver the initial 1.8km of Trail from Forrest to the Forrest recreation conserve, and connect the town to the mountain bike facilities in the area.
This is the first section of the Trail which is expected to run along the old railway corridor between Forrest and Birregurra, where it will meet the V/line train.
Send us a message if you have any comments about this new Trail, or have seen the bits that are already underway.