The Old Beechy Rail Trail passes through Gellibrand at its half way mark, making the town an ideal rest stop, or starting point if the 50km trail sounds like a bit much to chew. Originally a narrow gauge railway build for moving timber, the Old Beechy Rail Trail is now a compacted earth trail best suited for mountain or hybrid bikes. The trail winds through a scenic pine forest, bushland and rainforest with the eucalypt and blackwood trees providing homes for abundant bird life.
Reaching the ocean at Princetown, the Gellibrand River is one of the major river systems in the Otways. Inland, around Gellibrand, the river offers great fishing with the prize being trophy sized river blackfish. Other species on offer include perch, flathead, trout and salmon.
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