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Rest and Recharge at Our East Gippsland Rail Trail Accommodation

This iconic region of Victoria has plenty to offer, and plenty of visitors wonder how they can see it all in the best possible way. With 96 kilometres of peaceful forest, picturesque farmland, historic bridges and stunning lake views, there is no doubt that the East Gippsland rail trail is the most iconic tourist route in the area.

Nicholson River Holiday Park is conveniently located between Bairnsdale and Bruthen, offering a variety of accommodation options right next to the trail. Step off the track after a day’s worth of exploring and relax at our affordable, comfortable and family-friendly park.

History of the rail trail

This trail marks the original route of a train track beginning in Bairnsdale, which was first constructed in 1888; the line was extended to Orbost in 1916 and continued to operate until it was finally closed in 1987. Since then, the track infrastructure has been removed and the trail has become a popular cycling route for numerous reasons:

  • Passes through diverse scenery including forest and farmland
  • Perfect for short day trips or multi-day tours
  • Home to a variety of flora and fauna
  • Contains a number of picturesque timber rail bridges
  • Occasional views of the Gippsland Lakes
  • Dotted with towns offering meals and supplies

With 96kms of forest, farmland and lake views, there is simply no better way to spend time away from routine, responsibility and the daily grind.

The perfect accommodation for an East Gippsland getaway

Our holiday park is conveniently nestled next to the Nicholson River, just a stone’s throw of Bairnsdale, Metung and Lakes Entrance. This makes it the perfect base from which to discover everything the Gippsland region has to offer on top of its magnificent trails, and we’re even pet friendly. Explore the waterways by kayak; go on an expedition to the Buchan Caves; meet the koalas on Raymond Island; or relax over a cup of coffee at the boating town of Paynesville. There’s so much to do on a trip to Nicholson river—this is just the beginning!

Contact us for bookings or to make an enquiry

Our online booking system makes it easy to check dates and schedule your East Gippsland rail trail accommodation at Nicholson River. If you would prefer to speak with us directly to book or make an enquiry, please don’t hesitate to give us a call on (03) 5156 8348.