The Bellarine Rail Trail located on the Bellarine Peninsula in Victoria, Australia is a 32-kilometer long walking and cycling track that follows the route of the South Geelong to Queenscliff branch line which is no longer in use. The line passes through the towns of Leopold, Curlewis, and Drysdale on its way to Queenscliff from South Geelong. From the Western Section between South Geelong and Drysdale, the rails have been removed. This is a modern countryside destination for those who want to understand the ways of a simpler life while appreciating the natural vistas of the area.
Popular thing to do among Cyclists
The Bellarine Rail Trail is very popular among the local recreational cyclists and tourists alike as this route offers stunningly beautiful views of the coast and the surrounding farmland. It follows the rail reserve through the Bellarine Peninsula. There is also a tourist railway that operates between Drysdale and Queenscliff and is operated by the Bellarine Railway. The walking track actually runs parallel to the railway lines in the eastern section which is 16 km long. It is a fantastic route for those people who wish to have a complete experience of the Geelong countryside while riding a bicycle or simply walking and experiencing the striking beauty of the Bellarine Peninsula.