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Noojee Trestle Bridge, An Adventure Playground

15/11/2016
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Do not mistake the Noojee Trestle Bridge as just another spot to stretch the legs; this vintage structure should feature as a “must see” in any Gippsland itinerary. This bridge was one of seven trestle bridges found on a rail line that linked Flinders Street Station to the small country town of Noojee. Being Victoria’s tallest surviving trestle bridge and the only structurally sound of its kind, it has developed in to somewhat of a locomotive monument. The fascinating history surrounding this bridge will mostly be enjoyed by train enthusiasts and the like. The most important piece of information for all the explorers out there is that this bridge is pretty damn big. Standing at an impressive 20 metres tall and stretching over 100 metres long, it’s guaranteed to leave you in astonishment.

Portrait image of Noojee Trestle Bridge, shows the curve through the length of the bridge

Following previous bush fires and other damage, the bridge was rebuilt. These days the bridge has been refurbished and is in great condition. Leading up to the top of the bridge is a set of steep stairs which may be difficult for some. Otherwise, this adventure playground can be enjoyed by all. Fuel your inner steam engine and take a walk over Victoria’s tallest surviving trestle bridge. If you fancy a longer walk, the bridge is the starting point for a 3km rail trail, which takes you in to the Noojee Village station.

Map of Noojee Rail Trail
© OpenStreetMap contributors

The Noojee Trestle Bridge is located 30km North of Warragul alongside the Mt Baw Baw tourist road. Thousands of snow seekers use this route every winter but the access road to the bridge is easily missed. Luckily, this makes the bridge a little quieter, adding to the serenity of the place. Couple this location with a visit to Toorongo Falls and Ampitheatre Falls for a day full of adventure and fun.

The Noojee Trestle Bridge was recently featured in the Wander Victoria ad campaign and also hosts the unique, World’s Longest Lunch in the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival each year.

Portrait image showing the cross over of trestles underneath the bridge

Key Information

  • 2 hours from Melbourne
  • Steep steps up to top of bridge
  • Picnic tables on site
  • Rail Trail is 3km each way. Making for a 6km return walk.

Getting to the Noojee Trestle Bridge

  1. Use the address: 180 Mt Baw Baw Tourist Rd, Noojee 3833
  2. Upon nearing destination, keep your eyes peeled for road signage.
  3. Take the gravel road (on your right if travelling from Melbourne or on your left if from other direction)
  4. Continue for 200m on gravel road and you’ll see it… you’ll definitely see it.

Portrait photo on top of the Noojee Trestle Bridge

Please ask any questions below. Otherwise, tell us about your experience here!

mattcharlesworth

I love filling my weekends with outdoor adventures. I spend a lot of time at Phillip Island surfing and have a dream of converting a van into a sleeper for some serious down under trips.

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