Just down for a short visit?
Why not feel the breeze and fresh air wash all those worries away with this great family friendly ride. A must for any holiday itinerary!
Book online or contact our friendly staff at Cross Over Cycles.
Ride the Bass Coast Rail Trail from Wonthaggi to Kilcunda or further to Bass. An easy trail for all ages to enjoy, with coastal and rural views plus plenty more. Stop at Kilcunda café or Pub to enjoy some great food and drinks and the amazing views from the deck. Bike hire includes helmets and locks.
You can extend your ride all the way to Bass or into Phillip Island Cowes if you like. (This will involve part road ride.)
Half Day hire: $30 per bike
Full Day Hire: $40 per bike
2 Day hire: $70 per bike
3-5 Day hire: $120 per bike
Kids bikes available on request limited availability.
Please note: When booking on line please provide how many bikes you would like to hire, size of bikes you would like roughly when you will be arriving to pick up the bikes.
You can join the Bass Coast Rail Trail just two blocks from the shop. Our friendly staff will be able to assist you with directions when you get here!
- This is a spectacular coastal rail trail which can easily be ridden in both directions in a few short hours
- An original timber trestle bridge at Kilcunda right on the beach
- Phillip Island only a few km’s away
- Spectacular Coastal and rural views
- Plenty of places to eat and stay at Wonthaggi and Kilcunda
- Historical mining sites
- Wonderful mining museum in Wonthaggi at old State Coal Mine site
- Museum, arts and craft shop at Wonthaggi station site.
- The George Bass Coastal Walk begins at Kilcunda, and is a pleasant walk along the beach and cliff tops with views of Cape Woolamai & Phillip Island
- Visit the historic State Coal Mine at Wonthaggi
- Cycle on the east area trail from Wonthaggi to Cape Patterson approx 9km
- Wonthaggi railway station site – Car parking and shops nearby just off Bass Highway
- Kilcunda township – On Bass Highway
- Anderson – Carpark opposite roundabout to Phillip Island on Bass Highway
Wonthaggi to Kilcunda (10km)
This is a very pleasant and easy to ride section of the trail where the scenery is a mix of farmland and coastal heath and paperbark
- Cross the long bridge over the Powlett River and then Mouth of Powlett River Rd
- The trail climbs up into a cutting before emerging to give one of the many magnificent coastal views
- The trail now runs right on the ocean to Kilcunda with beaches and rock pools
- Cross the iconic Bourne Creek trestle bridge to arrive at Kilcunda village
- This trail is part of a former branch line from Nyora to Wonthaggi. The line was opened in 1910 to service the coal mines, passengers and farm produce in the Wonthaggi area. The line was closed in 1978 due to the decline in passengers and mining.
- The first commercial coal mine was opened in Kilcunda in 1865.
- The Bass Coast Shire is the committee of management for this rail trail, and is committed to
eventually extending the trail the full distance of 48km to Nyora.
Kilcunda to Anderson (6km) *Plus New Extension Anderson to Woolamai (5k Approx)
The trail from Kilcunda is a steady climb to Anderson, giving views of the large tailings heap at the old Mitchell Mine
- The trail diverges from the original railway alignment at Kilcunda due to safety reasons crossing the Bass Highway.
- Follow the path to the road crossing adjacent to old rail timber viaduct
- A short steep climb up to the original rail alignment
- Proceed through rolling hills towards Anderson
- Access at Anderson is the large carpark on the east exit of the roundabout.
Anderson Round about to Cowes:
- Parking available with toilets. (Is also V-Line bus stop.)
- Ride is 37KM long one way form Anderson to Cowes.
- Some parts of trail still under construction so will involve around 2-5 KM of road riding while this is being completed.
- Trail takes in some amazing views of the bay and coastal areas.
- Although can be ridden all year round some consideration of winds and rain should be considered as is part of coastal area when riding in winter.
- Allow extra time for a large range of stops and activities to do on the way!
Extension to Phillip Island:
With the bike path being built from Anderson to Cowes it opens up a broad range of fun activates to enjoy on your ride. You have a large range of activates available starting from Anderson and ending in Cowes. (Whilst under construction part road ride is required.)
- You can stop at San Remo to share chips on the beach with the Pelicans.
- Discover some of Victoria’s surfing history at Rip Curl’s Islantis Surf Experience
- Pop into the Information Centre to find out what is happening in Phillip Island all year round.
- Stop off at A Maze N’ Things to get lost in a maze, climb the high ropes course or visit some of the local fauna such as Kola’s and Kangaroos.
- Stop off at the many cafes and restaurants in Cowes for lunch.
- Peruse the markets or even have a go at mini golf.
- All at lazy 37KM (One way) it makes great way to get out and explore the best of what BASS COAST has to offer.