The Noojee Loch Valley Tramway walk follows the course of one of the historic timber tramlines in Noojee through rainforest, ferns and mountain ash trees.
The tramway dates back to 1921 when the track was used to transport timber to the Noojee Railway Station. The walk is also referred to as the Ralph Cornwall Walk.
Ralph Cornwall was a keen environmentalist who lived locally for most of his life. Ralph worked with his father at the Noojee Saw Mill and was later a Forest Overseer for the Forestry Commission. Ralph passed away before his dream of developing the disused tramway into a natural attraction for visitors and locals was realised. What a beautiful memorial this is for Ralph Cornwall.
The tramway itself was opened in 1921 and it was used to transport sawn timber to the local Noojee Railway Station, to be transported to Warragul and beyond. There were many tramways in the Loch Valley area, but not all of them as successful.
This interesting walk is accessed directly from the village, and takes around an hour to complete. Spend time traversing through splendid rainforest, ferns and mountain ash and emerge onto a suspension bridge over the Latrobe River. Make sure you carry some goodies in a backpack to soak up more of the earthy-forest goodness at the picnic tables at the end of the track on the Loch River.
Features on this walk include a suspension bridge over the Latrobe River near the parking area, seating along the way, interpretive signage and picnic table at the end of the walk on the Loch River.
- Noojee Loch Valley Tramway Walk – 5km (return) – Easy, mostly flat even surface with no steps or steep sections.
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