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O'Keefe Rail Trail

Herriot Street, Heathcote, Victoria 3523, Australia
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Peaceful wandering with just the Roos for company

Beautiful, peaceful wander on Easter Sunday. We left from Herriot Street in Heathcote towards... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Haggis_Supper
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Melbourne, Australia
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A place to trot

We had a little walk & run along the track & will be back for another go, the area was pleasant... read more

Reviewed November 27, 2017
Sharon L
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Herriot Street, Heathcote, Victoria 3523, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 November 27, 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 October 7, 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 October 6, 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 July 16, 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.

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Reviewed May 31, 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 May 16, 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

Thank Kaye2001
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Reviewed April 25, 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

Thank majortom961
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Reviewed April 11, 2017

I have done 2 walks on this trail . The first was west from Axedale , past the original Station site towards Bendigo. My favourite was the walk from Heathcote , via forest , then over the causeway and bridge on the edge of Lake...More

3  Thank Beaumaris32
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Reviewed July 24, 2016

Have been on ,many sections of the O'Keefe trail & good to see it expanding-great for cyclists & walkers, and those with other interests... Easy to pick different sections or to attempt the whole length-preferably by bike!!

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