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Great Southern Weekend Excursion March 2018

The Great Southern Rail Trail is all stops Leongatha to Port Welshpool. Just an hour and half away from Melbourne with  a combination of country, cuisine and coast, this trail begs to be explored on weekends. Meet up in Leongatha Saturday morning, a leisurely ride each day with many excuses to stop and explore the little towns along the way.

The Bass Coast Rail Trail from Wonthaggi to Woolamai Recreation Reserve runs right on the edge of the sea with what must be the best ocean views of any rail trail anywhere. 

Dates don't suit you? Get together a group of friends and we can run this weekend trip ( or a shorter 2 day trip just on the Great Southern Rail Trail) for you a time to suit.



Dates next tour: March long weekend: Sat 10 - Mon 12 March 2018 

Total distance: Great Southern Trail 75 km, (approx 37 km each day); Bass Coast Trail 23 km.

Level of Difficulty: Easy - moderate. Mostly level, with one noticeable climb leaving Fish Creek. Hard packed gravel surface.

Trail surface:  Very good unsealed compacted fine gravel surface. Suited to hybrids, cyclocross, touring bikes etc.

Timing: Three days and two night: meet Leongatha 10 am day 1, return to Leongatha by 4 pm Day 3.

Price: From $478.50 per person (twin share, pub room). Price per person varies with type of rooom ( pub or motel) and number of people per room. See full pricing table below.


Price includes:

  • Luggage transfers throughout the weekend.

  • Accommodation at Fish Creek Hotel Saturday night: choose from pub rooms (restored rooms in hotel, shared bathrooms) or motel rooms ( ensuite rooms in 1970's era motel at rear of pub)

  •  Breakfast Sunday and Monday mornings
  • Lunch Monday, afternoon tea Sunday.
  •  Transport for riders and bikes throughout weekend, starting Saturday morning  and finishing Monday afternoon at Leongatha.
  • Sag wagon, support throughout ride each day

  • Maps and route notes for ride.

Bike hire option:  $120 for two days, mountain bike with helmet, rack and pannier.



Early bird pricing applies for bookings made by December 31 2017

Double or twin share pub room:                Early bird $478.50          After Dec 31 527.50

Double or twin share motel room:             Early bird $495.00            After Dec 31 545.00

Single person pub room:                          Early bird $539.00           After Dec 31 595.00

Single person motel room:                       Early bird $605.00           After Dec 31 665.00

Family /group of 3 motel  (1 qu, 1 sing) :  Early bird  $495.00           After Dec 31 545.00

Family/ group of 4 motel ( 1 qu 2 sing)  :  Early bird $467.50            After Dec 31 513.75



Complete and return a booking form to us by email or post, with your payment:

Booking form ( Word)

Booking form ( pdf)


Trail Maps 

The links below will take you to Rail Trails Australia website.


Great Southern Rail Trail


Bass Coast Rail Trail








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