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.