Friends of the Bendigo-Kilmore rail trail

Linking central Victoria via the old railway line


PLEASE NOTE: The Derrinal (Lake Eppalock) section of the O’Keefe Rail Trail is now open for use, after being flooded (October 2016). Yet due to surface damage, care is required. Please contact either the City of Greater Bendigo Council (03-54346000), Bendigo Tourism Visitor Info Centre (1800 813 153), or Heathcote Tourism Visitor Info Centre (03 54333121) for further information.

Friends of the Bendigo-Kilmore Rail Trail

The Friends of the Bendigo-Kilmore Rail Trail Inc. (A0054089L) is a community group of people who all recognise the fabulous potential of a long distance trail on or near the route of the former Wandong, Heathcote, Sandhurst Railway. We love rail trails and long-distance trails, and members have travelled many of them within Australia and in other countries.

The Friends group acts as a specialist trail advisory body to local councils, assisting in a number of ways for the O’Keefe Rail Trail development, advocating for the creation of a Wallan to Heathcote rail trail, the upgrading of the Bendigo Bushland Trail, creating a linked network of trails in regional Victoria, caring about community health  and wellbeing, encouraging more people to walk and cycle, and generally spreading this community enthusiasm.

Want to help make the vision a reality?

You can support the O’Keefe Rail Trail, and the proposed Wallan to Heathcote Rail Trail, by becoming a member of the Friends of the Bendigo-Kilmore Rail Trail group, and/or by donating through Give Now to our Be a Trail Blazer fundraising campaign.

Your help is needed now!

Your donations will assist achieve quality results

Your involvement will show local, State and Federal government that off-road trails are what you want!

Your friends and family can enjoy using safe off-road trails

Your awareness that popular rail trails do provide economic benefits for business and communities

Your help may improve the health and wellbeing of family and friends

Give Now…and you will make a difference!

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