Located just a short drive from Noojee and set in a beautiful tall forest, the majestic Noojee Trestle Bridge is the tallest surviving wooden trestle bridge in Victoria.
The bridge is a legacy of the old railway that ran from Noojee to Warragul. Amidst scenic eucalypt and fern forest, the Noojee Trestle Bridge makes the perfect location to relax and enjoy the peaceful surrounds.
- Nearest Town: Noojee
- Start/Finish: Once you turn off Mt Baw Baw Tourist Rd, the bridge is about 300m down the gravel road
- Distance: If you are just coming to look at the bridge there is only a short walk up a set of stairs to get to the top. If you head along the walking trail it’s about 3km – check out Noojee Trestle Bridge Trail for more information
- Time: Once you get out of the car you’re there! Stay as long as you want and marvel at one of Victoria’s greatest historic bridges
- Effort: Easy, suitable for all fitness levels.
- Be prepared: Only a comfortable pair of shoes is required, and if you’re planning on stopping for a picnic, don’t forget lunch!
- Accessibility: The bridge can be viewed from the gravel car park. To access the top of the bridge walking up a set of steep stairs is required.
- Pets: Dogs are welcome as long as they are on a lead/under control.
The drive to the Noojee Trestle Bridge is an inspiring drive, the road is hugged by beautiful native trees and on a sunny day, the sunlight sparkling through the trees makes for a spectacular drive.
The turn off to the Trestle Bridge is located about 1.5km from the township of Noojee and will be on your right. It is clearly signed, so you keep your eyes peeled and you won’t miss it!
Details of Location
As you enter the carpark you are greeted with an incredible view of the Noojee Trestle Bridge. At over 100m long and 20m high surrounded by a scenic eucalypt and fern forest.
The Trestle Bridge is a well-preserved reminder of Victorian history. The Trestle Bridge built between 1915 and 1919 is a reminder of the railway that ran from Warragul to Noojee. It is the only remaining bridge of the seven that were constructed for the railway.
While the Trestle Bridge is rich in history, it is also equally as beautiful. A peaceful and stunning location, it’s the perfect place to stop, breathe, and enjoy your surroundings.
A popular spot for professional and hobby photographers, to get the perfect shot head up on a misty morning or as the sun is shining in the afternoon.
The bridge is also the starting point for Noojee Trestle Bridge Trail, a short, scenic trail perfect for walking or cycling, that climbs gently for 3km along a smooth gravel and dirt track.
Car parking is available, however, there are no toilets or picnic tables onsite. There are toilets available nearby and bring a blanket, the Trestle Bridge is still a fantastic spot to enjoy a picnic.
How to get here
The trip from Melbourne to the Noojee Trestle Bridge is an enjoyable drive and will have you there in around one hour and forty minutes.
Start on the Princes Freeway (M1) and head east. Take a left at the Neerim South/Mount Baw Baw Exit (C423 and follow the signs towards Noojee.
Once you reach Noojee you will take a right onto Mount Baw Baw Tourist Road and about 1.5km down the road you will see the turn off the Trestle Bridge on your right.
If you need a map we have you covered – https://goo.gl/maps/Y9aykjuyGfn
While you’re there be sure to check out –
Toorongo Falls is a popular attraction located just fifteen minutes away, this incredible waterfall will take your breath away and is a must see if you are in the area.
And if you find yourself immersed in the historic aspects of Noojee be sure to head to the Noojee Heritage Centre.
There’s nothing better than a delicious meal after a day exploring. Be spoilt for choice and indulge the foodie within at the local cafes, restaurants and boutique wineries.
Noojee is also the perfect place to base yourself for the weekend, whether your heading to the snow or exploring our other incredible natural attractions you are sure to find the perfect place to stay, with options from luxury chalets to deluxe cabins, there is a place for everyone to rest your head. And when the weather is warm, camping is also a popular activity.
We love visitors here in Baw Baw so come and visit us today!