Walk Ride Drive

You have lots of opportunities to explore Bruthen and our wider district, whether you want to stroll, hike, ride, or drive.

Bruthen Town Walks

Short loop walks will take you all around the township, down to the river, across the old railway bridge, through the old railway tunnel, down country lanes where cattle and horses graze and back to the historic streetscape.

So park your car and soak up Bruthen’s country charm and historical character. You cant get lost, and no matter where you go, the cafes and local watering holes are only just around the corner.

Bruthen Town Map
Self Guided Bruthen History Walk

Bruthen walking trails

The Bruthen walking trails meander through State forest on the outskirts of the town, highlighting local flora and fauna, and local historic features. The trailhead is signposted off the Great Alpine Road, approximately 2km north of Bruthen.

There are a number of loop walks available. The shortest is the Easy Magic Walk which is 600 metres return, designed to be widely accessible regardless of ability or walking experience. By comparison the Plane Crash Loop is 5.3km return, with short steep hills and some bushwalking experience recommended.

Walking Trail Map
Walking Trail Info

Bruthen Walking Trails

East Gippsland Rail Trail

Experience the diversity of East Gippsland as this trail weaves past undulating farmland, tall forests, rivers and flood plains. Cross historic timber railway bridges and enjoy views of the Gippsland Lakes before arriving at the Snowy River.

The Rail Trail covers a total of 96km between Bairnsdale and Orbost. Bruthen is perfectly situated along on the Rail Trail for a lunchtime break, or overnight stop.

Trail map is available from local Visitor Information Centres, and from the East Gippsland Rail Trail website

Fairy Dell Flora Reserve – Parks Victoria

Fairy Dell Flora Reserve is a Nature Conservation Reserve of special significance to the local area. At 80ha in size, it protects an important area of Warm Temperate Rainforest.

On the outskirts of Bruthen, this reserve is a lovely spot to visit, with a picnic area and walking trail.

Note: Dogs and firewood cutting are not permitted within the reserve.
Further information via Parks Victoria website

Fairy Dell Flora Reserve

Local Drives

You are spoilt for choice if you want to take a scenic drive. Located at the foot of the Great Alpine Road, and only 30 minutes drive from the Gippsland Lakes and the Ninety Mile Beach, Bruthen is a great place to base yourself for some touring.

East Gippsland’s Visitor Information Centres offer an array of transport guides and maps.