The long awaited Opening of the High Country Rail Trail
Monday, 22 October 2012
The long awaited opening of the High Country Rail Trail in Victoria has finally arrived with the completion of the Sandy Creek bridge. Started in 2006, completion of the trail was significantly delayed as the bridge construction was planned on the basis of the Hume being dry, but with recent rains this plan needed to change. Ground breaking construction methods were needed, including floating the bridge into place, to accommodate the new water filled Hume.
Riders can now complete the 40km trail along undulating gravel starting at Wodonga and finishing at Old Tallangatta. More info about this rail trail can be found on the Rail Trails Australia website
Cycle Magic Treks is now able to complete the whole excursion along the rail trail from old Tallangatta along this new rail trail through pine forests and farmland to its rail end at Cudgewa townscape and onto Corryong town along the extended cycle trail.
30 November 2012
Twelve local government authorities in Victoria's Hume region, along with Hume Regional Development Australia and the Victorian Government are in the process of developing a strategy to further develop existing and potential significant walking, cycling, mountain bike riding and horse riding tracks and trails in the region. In order to improve the network of tracks and trails in the region, they want to understand the needs and interests of existing and potential track and trail users so that they can plan accordingly.
We encourage you to participate in the survey.
Surveys need to be completed by 7 December 2012.