Coast to Crater Trail

The completed Camperdown to Timboon section is a wonderful family trail dotted with statuesque trestle bridges and spellbinding scenery. Riders and walkers traverse volcanic features listed in Kanawinka Global Geopark, farmland, wooded grassland and tall wet forest on descent into the wooded Timboon valley.

Bailey Street Timboon Victoria



ROLL ON DOWN!

The completed Camperdown to Timboon section is a wonderful family trail dotted with statuesque trestle bridges and spellbinding scenery. Riders and walkers traverse volcanic features listed in Kanawinka Global Geopark, farmland, wooded grassland and tall wet forest on descent into the wooded Timboon valley.

The trail provides an important connective corridor for native animals. The relationship between native wildlife and the trail is creatively interpreted by a display housed in the Timboon Railway Shed Distillery. This building along with the old ticket office forms the southern terminus of stage 1 of the trail.

Timboon is earning an international reputation for its gourmet produce including cheese, ice-cream, honey, smoked eel and now fine spirits and liqueurs. It is located just 17km from the coastal townships of Port Campbell and Peterborough.

TRAIL NOTES AND MAPS

Temporary trail Detour Notice - all trail users are advised of a temporary closure of the section of the trail around Lake Bullen Merri.

Riders are asked to ignore signage directing them left around the lake and continue west (and up) along Sadlers Road for 1.9km to the t- intersection with Cross Forest Road. Turn left for 3.2km along Cross Forest Road and turn left again onto NaroghidRoad Road. Ride for 500m along Naroghid Road and turn right across Naroghid Road to rejoin the trail.

The detour adds 200m and one big hill (great views from the top over Lake Gnotuk) to the total distance.

BIKE HIRE

For transport and bike hire solutions see Craters to Coast Bicycle Hire

GETTING HERE AND HOME

Camperdown is well connected to Warrnambool, Geelong, Colac and Melbourne via the Vline train which currently runs three times a day in each direction.

Timboon is connected on certain days during the week by a subsidised bus to meet the train in Camperdown. 

Why not connect with the coast whilst in our region and visit our spectacular and world famous attractions?

For more details and time tables please check here.

 

 

MINIMUM EMISSION MAXIMUM ENJOYMENT

Take the rail to the trail - Consider a low emission weekend experience for your family. Make use of regular V-line services between Melbourne Ballarat Warrnambool and Camperdown. Stay overnight in Camperdown nd soak up the well preserved buildings significant architecture and manicured streetscapes of Elm, Oak and Birch before beginning your trail adventure. Accommodation options and opportunities to refuel present in the townships of Cobden and Timboon.


FUTURE EXTENSIONS

Planning for an extension is underway south to Port Campbell and eastward via Loch Ard Gorge, 12 Apostles, Gibson's Steps and on to Princetown via the historic Old Coach Road. Talks have moved beyond the 2007 trail assessment project and are being driven by the Twelve Apostles Trail Committee.