Friday, May 17, 2013



Trentham station is a closed railway station in the town of Trentham, on the former Carlsruhe-to-Daylesford line. It opened on Monday, 16 February 1880, and was closed July 1978. The station building, platform and goods shed, and a short section of track, have all been retained, although no train services currently operate from the station. Tenants live at the station and look after it as a museum. most of the line's track has been removed, the land is still zoned for railway use, and track still exists for 1 km on either side of the station. Some rolling stock is still kept in the former yard. 

The Walk

This is a delightful meander seeing some of the history and flora of the area.For the first 500m, the rails are still in place and the grass- covered trail runs between them. On the left can be seen the old Sunnyside foundry. 
  • After Falls Rd, the trail enters bushland. Species of eucalypt include manna gum, peppermint and mountain gum. A kilometre on, it leaves the rail formation to skirt private property.
  • After passing through lower lying areas dominated by swamp gum, the trail returns to the formation at Doctors Creek.
  • Along this section, watch for swamp wallabies, grey kangaroos and short-beaked echidnas.
  • The principal marked trail ends on a high railway embankment. A short loop trail has been constructed here which takes you down to the Domino Creek to see the brick-lined tunnel that carries the creek under the line. The loop continues along an old logging trail before returning to the railway. 

    This trail uses the Powerful Owl as its trail symbol. This is an species occasionally seen in this area. Sign boards along the trail explain the history of the area.

The Grade 

Easy walk, 10 km mostly flat with a couple of gentle undulations. 

Here is a photo that was not taken in Trentham.

Faerie's aprons with West Pelion

 The Overland Track in Tasmania is a must for any bushwalker!

Walking the Domino Trail in Trentham is a must for all Walkabouter's this Saturday!

See you there or be square!!

For more information contact:

Walkabouters Club of Victoria Inc.

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