VetRide Kilcunda 2017

VETRIDE KILCUNDA 2017 – Bass Coast Beach and Bike

VetRide Kilcunda 2017 Bass Coast Beach and Bike starts Thursday 2nd March 2017 a and ends Monday 6th March 2017 –  the ride will be based in Kilcunda and utilise the Bass Coast Hills and Rail Trail.


Check in: Thursday 2nd March 2017

Rides:        Friday 3rd, Saturday 4th, Sunday 5th,

Depart:      Monday 6th March 2017

Format: return to base

Sign Up Details here:   Click here for VetRide Kilcunda 2017 Route Details

Rides: Bass Coast Hills and Rail Trail

Bass Coast Rail Trail

 Type: Rail trail
Location: 130km south-east of Melbourne, near Phillip Island
Start/end: Wonthaggi – The old railway station, located by the nearby mine tower head to Anderson – The carpark opposite the roundabout turn-off for Phillip Island
Status: Open
Length open: 23km
Surface: Fine gravel
Terrain: Flat from Wonthaggi to Kilcunda, then easy climb to Anderson

We are home to one of Victoria’s coastal rail trails which offers panoramic views of Bass Strait from the Bourne Creek Trestle Bridge at Kilcunda. The Trail meanders through farmland, coastal bushland, historic coal mining reserves and rugged coastline. The Bass Coast Rail Trail links to the George Bass Coastal Walk at Kilcunda, so it is possible to walk from the Punch Bowl in San Remo all the way to the centre of Wonthaggi.

The Trail starts at the old Wonthaggi Railway Station in Murray Street or at the old Anderson railway station site on Bass Highway at the roundabout to Phillip Island. An extension of the trail from Anderson to Woolamai is suitable for walkers and horse riders only.

If you are bringing a large organised group along the Trail you should ring us before organising the event to make sure that the Trail is available and is not being used for another organised event. Contact our Arts and Leisure Team on 1300 BCOAST (226 278).

More information and maps are available on the Rail Trail’s Website, in our Bass Coast Rail Trail Brochure (1.4MB) or by contacting our Arts and Leisure team on 1300 BCOAST (226 278).


Road Cycling

Wonthaggi is the closest and better option for the nexus of the road cycling stages, as the Bass Coast hinterland’s undulating hills have quiet roads. It is 13.7 k from Kilcunda to Wonthaggi / 26.9 k from Kilcunda to Cowes.

The Bass Coast Cycle Challenge conducts a number of road rides in the area, no doubt because they are minor roads, but with some amount of undulations to keep things interesting. I have plotted some of these on the map below and in due course our Ride Director, Steve Masters will be providing you with our suggested rides for the event, over a range of distances and difficulties.