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O'Keefe Rail Trail

Herriot Street, Heathcote, Victoria 3523, Australia
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Great rail trail - well maintained

What a wonderful rail trail. Incredibly well maintained. The Axedale area is beautiful and worthy... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Neil D
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Melbourne, Australia
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Great rail trail

My husband and I did this rail trail on Easter Sunday. It was a great ride. The trail is quite... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2018
Ann M
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Swan Hill, Australia
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Herriot Street, Heathcote, Victoria 3523, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful rail trail. Incredibly well maintained. The Axedale area is beautiful and worthy of a visit on its own. We did the trail over 2 days. Bendigo / Axedale return and then Axedale / Heathcote return the next day. An asset to the...More

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Reviewed 28 April 2018

My husband and I did this rail trail on Easter Sunday. It was a great ride. The trail is quite flat and very good for hybrid bikes. Closer to Bendigo there were plenty of people using the trail and all were very friendly. We had...More

Thank Ann M
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Beautiful, peaceful wander on Easter Sunday. We left from Herriot Street in Heathcote towards Bendigo but would recommend parking in McIvor Street behind the Caltex garage as the first two kilometres just takes you around the houses as you head out of Heathcote. We walked...More

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Reviewed 27 November 2017

We had a little walk & run along the track & will be back for another go, the area was pleasant & well laid out & goes all the way from Bendigo to Heathcote

Thank Sharon L
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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Rode the trail from Bendigo to Heathcote in one afternoon. Fine diverse rural scenery, reliable and reasonably smooth unsealed track surface. No punctures! We had a tailwind and got to Axedale after 90 minutes (23k). Lunch in the Axedale tavern is mandatory. The 2nd leg...More

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Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Great rail trail. We caught train to Bendigo and found start of trail without incident. Stiff head wind made it tough at times and with gravel surface, a few long steady climbs and stops for rests and lunch it took us a good 4.5hrs, quite...More

2  Thank Murphys-on-the-move
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Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

If your into cycling or like a decent walk through the bush then this is for you. Very well maintained compressed gravel path following the closed rail line. Awesome views.

Thank davidrichards39
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Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

We cycled from Axedale to Bendio and back the first day, overnighted at Heathcote and did the section from there to Axedale and back the next. It’s a credit to the Shire and the volunteer friends of the trail. The trail transverses farmland, scrubby forest...More

Thank Yolanda H
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Reviewed 16 May 2017

Left our bikes at the start and drove our car to the days finish catching the local bus back to bikes. Bus locals very friendly. Peaceful ride expecially the river crossing near Axedale. Stayed at Rivergardens B&B Axedale first night and Mount Ida Eco Cabin...More

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Reviewed 25 April 2017

Kudos to the local communities who have supported the development of this rail trail. Although I was running (saying I was competing implies I was in with a chance of winning) the 2017 marathon, I had plenty of time to enjoy the scenery (although the...More

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