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Bass Coast Rail Trail Wonthaggi to Anderson

Hike State
Hike Level


16.8 KM

Hike Duration

4-5 Hours

Hike Style

One Way

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Hike Grade



Day Hike

Start Point

Wonthaggi VIC 3995, Australia

Bass Coast Rail Trail Wonthaggi to Anderson

Image: Josh Welch

Why this Hike

Are you looking for a little bit of a challenge while still remaining on a well maintained and well-marked track? Well then the Bass Coast Rail Trail may just be the right hike for you to have a crack at in the near future, with a easy to follow, lightly trafficked and fun trail that offers you with views of the surf beach at Kilcunda and a trip through the back country of South Gippsland. The hike itself is around 16.8 KM’s long making it a great day of hiking to take a break from your daily life and to get out into nature.

Track Notes & Overview

This hike starts at the visitor infomation centre at Wonthaggi and follows the Bass Coast Rail Trail all the way to Anderson. The entire path is easy to follow and is mostly flat, you will along the way cross several bridges and have the ability to stop in Kilcunda for lunch. Make sure to check the weather before you set off as this trail can be very exposed during storms.

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Packing for a Day Hike

Packing for a Day Hike

Even if it is just a small day hike, packing is still essential to make sure everyone stays safe and has fun while on your hike. This free packing list will make sure you have everything you need while taking the hassle out of packing.

Food for a Day Hike

Before setting off on a day hike one thing you must do is plan what food you are going to bring with you. Your snacks and lunches should be nutritious, delicious and lightweight but they don't need to be complex.

Our recipe hub includes a range of lunches and snacks perfect for a day hike ranging from easy to create in minutes to tasty creations like you would make at home.

Leave No Trace

A Hikers Friend fully endorses the 7 principles of ‘leave no trace’ hiking which aim to protect our natural spaces and encourages you to apply them on your next adventure.

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