Bicycle Network: Regional Routes
Murchison to Rushworth Rail Trail
The latest developments and improvements on the trail
Bushfire recovery funds to help develop the rail trail.
July 07 The State Government has committed over $100,000 to help develop the Rushworth to Murchison Rail Trail. This is a great boost to the project, which is likely to use the funds restoring a wooden railway bridge (pictured right).
The Rushworth to Murchison Rail Trail has the potential to become a prized local tourism and recreation asset.
Bicycle Network is supportive of moves to find a link for the trail into the major population centre of Shepparton, which could make the trail a successful tourism trail delivering the significant benefits of major rail trails.
There is local interest in converting the old railway line between Rushworth and Murchison in northern Victoria to a rail trail. The old line ran for 19km between the two towns.
Already work has been done on the Rushworth Deep Lead railway reserve area with landscaping and a short section of sealed trail constructed. For photos and more information see Railtrails Australia website (right).
If you're interested in getting involved please email Bicycle Network Campaigns.