Historical Trail Sites
The Murray to the Mountains Rail Trail and the Great Alpine Road skirts the southern hills of the Basin and provides a chance to access several historic sites, as does the Buckland Gap Road on the eastern side. These intersect with several local roads where there is an opportunity to leisurely explore locations around the Basin tourists seldom see. Although most of the structures are gone (thanks to time and building materials shortages during the wars) the scenic views remain. Accessible by car or bicycle on mostly flat quiet country lanes the accompanying map shows the locations of some of the significant sites. Additional information of each location follows adding some flesh to the historic bones so you can imagine what life was like for the early residents.
Caution must be taken along the Great Alpine Road and the Buckland Gap Road due to traffic. Also some local roads are impassable for bikes or vehicles or only suitable for 4 wheel drive vehicles.
- The Bowmans Forest Cemetery 1868
- Burgoigee Creek Crossing 1824 (Burgoigee Creek Rest Area)
- Bowmans Forest "Village" 1857
- The Pound and the "Bowmans Forest Farmers Common" 1860
- The Bowmans Railway Station 1883
- Crawford and Connelly Stagecoaches 1859
- The Creamery 1897
- Old Stone Bridge circa 1880
- The Zig Zag Track circa 1857
- Chinamans Flat Road circa 1870
- Old Murmungee Hall 1869
- Allens Hotel 1866 (also see Harry Power in Vignettes)
- Taylors Gap 1857 (Rail Trail Bike Shelter)