The bridge was once used to transport coal from the “Powlett Coal Fields” by the Victorian Railways in 1911 to 1978. This coal was used to fuel the steam locomotives that crossed the now iconic Bourne Creek Trestle Bridge. It is clearly visible from the main road that runs through Kilcunda or from the beautiful Kilcunda Beach.
From Kilcunda beach you get a great view of the iconic 91metre Bourne Creek Trestle Bridge which spans over the Bourne Creek. A visit to Kilcunda beach is not complete without walking over the 12metre high bridge which was built in 1911 and taking a walk down to the beach to view the bridge from below. A photographers dream. Taking photos of the trestle bridge with the Bass Coast in the background to the rolling farmland on the other side. Don’t forget to grab a snap from under the bridge.
Our Experience visiting Bourne Creek Trestle Bridge
It was a windy wet day when we visited. The wind blowing through our hair we walked over the iconic trestle bridge and then down onto the beautiful Kilcunda beach. The tide was in so we were unable to clamber over the rocks. With the waves crashing into shore on this occasion there was not a surfer in sight.
Many people were out walking or cycling along the Bass Coastal Rail Trail. The 16km scenic coastal track goes from Anderson to Wonthaggi. We have not completed the 16km track but it is definitely on our list to explore. We strolled along some of the coastal track where you get magnificent views of the Kilcunda wide sandy beach below. A great spot to watch the waves come crashing in.
Nearby Places To Explore
We didn’t even touch on what there is to explore along this scenic Bass Coast. This is certainly an area where if you can we strongly recommend you stay for a minimum of a couple of nights. There’s the nearby Shelley Beach, Phillip Island, Inverloch and Wilson’s Promontory to mention just a few awesome places to explore.
To see more about our adventure to Kilcunda check out the below links to see where we visited on our day trip.
Bourne Creek Trestle Bridge, Kilcunda
Approximately 124km, 1hr 30mins from Melbourne CBD
Have you got any stories you’d love to share with us of your experiences along the Bass Coast? We’d love to hear about them or any other areas you think we should explore.