Committee of management Inc

PO Box 1283 Bairnsdale Vic 3875

East Gippsland Rail Trail : 100 Kilometres of natural diversity running from Bairnsdale to Orbost.




 Winter 2018 Newsletter Issue Now available for download. Click on the image.



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 The final touches are being made to the refurbished OLD COACH TRAIL which links the Rail Trail at Burn Rd  Newmerella with Grandview Road and Grandview Lookout. Our official opening will be on Saturday 3rd June at 2pm. Snowy West Landcare invites everyone to attend.


This photo of the people who installed signs for the "NEW" OLD COACH TRAIL at Newmerella. Roger Hughes is a local resident of Newmerella Hill and lives adjacent to Grandview Lookout; Bianca McLaren and Chris Allen are from the Moogji Aboriginal Council work crew in Orbost.




 Art work on the shelter at the Bairnsdale entrance to the Rail Trail.  The project is being carried out under the auspices.  of Federation Training and managed by Malicious Art based in Bairnsdale.



Orbost Railway Viaduct is 100 years old and falling apart. Friends of East Gippsland Rail Trail want to restore this bridge. Your support is important. Help by joining Join Friends Group or making a donation Donate in $5 multiples.






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