Proposed Wallan to Heathcote Rail Trail
For the proposed Wallan to Heathcote Rail Trail, the trail’s feasibility study recommended staging this development. The brochures below have been designed as a focus on two sections, the Heathcote to Tooborac section and the Heathcote Junction (Wandong, Wallan) to Kilmore section.
Planning Options – O’Keefe Rail Trail and more
PTV Bus Service – O’Keefe Rail Trail
The PTV public bus service, Heathcote – Bendigo via Junortoun & Axedale & Knowsley is available for O’Keefe Rail Trail users. While this bus service currently cannot carry bikes, it is expected that the “Bikes on Buses’ program will see these buses having a bike rack available/attached early in 2021. To check this availability, please contact PTV.
For related O’Keefe Rail Trail information, contact either the Bendigo Tourism Visitor Info Centre (1800 813 153), Bendigo Tourism or Heathcote Tourism Visitor Info Centre (03 54333121) or City of Greater Bendigo Council (03-54346000 during business hours).
GPS device files (GPX)
About the Friends and the trail vision
Bendigo Cycling Network Rides
Cycle rides, centered on Bendigo, can be viewed at Bendigo Tourism or download this pdf file
With this app, choose your favorite cycle route from adventure cycling to a day out with the family. Australian rail trail maps are free to download. Find accommodation, campsites, water, food, history and stories.
- Cycle Wayz. (australiancyclingholidays.com.au/cyclewayz/) download from Google play or Apple App Store)
Snap, Send, Solve.
From time to time you’ll come across obstacles or issues noted on your walk or ride, and want to have such dealt with to aid future positive experiences. There are a few smartphone apps that allow you to report such. Snap, Send, Solve is considered the best such app in Australia for this purpose, because it directs your report straight to the authority responsible no matter where you are located.
- Snap, Send, Solve (www.snapsendsolve.com). Download from Google play or Apple App Store)
Avenza PDF Maps
The PDF Maps app is a geospatial PDF, GeoPDF® and GeoTIFF reader for your Apple iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. Easily search for and browse thousands of professionally made maps available in the PDF Maps Store. Interact with spatially referenced maps to view your location, record GPS tracks, add placemarks, and find places.
Axedale Historical Trail
While in Axedale, there is the opportunity to learn more about the history of this town, using the Axedale Historical Trail. To assist your exploring, there is also a smart device Axedale Historical Trail app that can be downloaded
- Axedale Historical Trail app (download from Google play or iTunes App Store)
Proposed Heathcote to Murchison Trail
The Campaspe Shire council is in the planning stages for extending the Greater Shepparton City’s current ‘Murchison Rail Trail’ on to Rushworth and Heathcote. This extended trail section would then link with the O’Keefe Rail Trail (Heathcote to Bendigo) to the Murchison East Railway Station. A Heathcote to Murchison Trail proposal brochure has been produced by Campaspe Shire. Support by community and trail users for this trail is to be encouraged. Have your say, contact Campaspe Shire council and your local State representative.