Moe

Snowgum trees, John Fairhall / Auscape International

Population 15581

Like many of the towns in this region, Moe is supported by the power industry, but it has managed to avoid becoming a grim industrial centre. Instead there is a small-town feel and a number of pretty gardens and public parks.

Visitor Information

Latrobe Visitor Information Centre, The Old Church, Southside Central, 41 Princes Hwy; (03) 5176 3030 or 1800 621 409

www.visitlatrobevalley.com

Nearby national parks

  • Yarra Ranges National Park

    Lofty mountain ash bathed in mist, rare and endangered plants and animals, snow in winter and pristine pockets of bushland make Yarra Ranges...more

  • Kinglake National Park

    Surrounding the township of Kinglake, this bush retreat close to Melbourne offers views of the Yarra Valley, the city skyline and Port...more

  • Mitchell River National Park

    Stunning river scenery, thickets of temperate rainforest, idyllic fern gullies and tracts of rugged countryside are the background to a wide...more

Nearby towns

  • Morwell

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  • Traralgon

    Traralgon is one of the Latrobe Valley's largest towns; a commerical hub located on the main Gippsland rail and road routes. Primarily a...more

  • Warragul

    Warragul is a thriving rural town with a growing commuter population, being the dairying centre that supplies much of Melbourne's milk....more

In Town

Gippsland Heritage Park Also known as Old Gippstown, this is a re-creation of a 19th-century community with over 30 restored buildings and a fine collection of fully restored horse-drawn carriages. Lloyd St; (03) 5127 8709.

Cinderella Dolls: Andrew St.

Race track: picturesque country horse track with regular meetings; Waterloo Rd.

Nearby

Baw Baw National Park The landscape of Baw Baw ranges from densely forested river valleys to alpine plateaus and the activities on offer are equally varied – from canoeing river rapids and fishing for trout to skiing, horseriding and bushwalking. Wildflowers carpet the alpine areas in spring. Baw Baw Alpine Resort is located 90 km north of Moe, while the popular Aberfeldy picnic and camping area is accessed via a track north of Walhalla. Contact Parks Victoria on 13 1963.

Edward Hunter Heritage Bush Reserve: 3 km S via Coalville St.

Trafalgar Lookout and Narracan Falls: near Trafalgar; 10 km W.

Old Brown Coal Mine Museum: explore the history and memorabilia of the original township known as 'Brown Coal Mine' and the establishment of the power industry in the Latrobe Valley; Cnr Third St and Latrobe River Rd, Yallourn North; 10 km E.

Blue Rock Dam: fishing, swimming and sailing; 20 km NW.

Thorpdale: a town renowned for its potatoes. A bakery sells potato bread and a potato festival is held each Mar; 22 km SW.

Walhalla Mountain River Trail: leads to the picturesque old mining township of Walhalla; Tourist Route 91; details from visitor centre. See Walhalla.

Eco-friendly activities around town

Baw Baw National Park 38 km

This 13 300-hectare national park cradles the low-key ski resort at Mount Baw Baw, the closest downhill ski resort to Melbourne. Near the resort are 10 kilometres of groomed cross-country trails (and you can hire gear at... Find out more


Nearby breweries

Grand Ridge Brewery 26 km

One of the country’s longest-running craft breweries began life as the Strzelecki Brewery in 1988, but operated for only a brief period before being re-branded as Grand Ridge under new ownership. Over the ensuing... Find out more


Campsites around town

Lake Narracan Caravan Park 4 km

When its water levels are high enough, Lake Narracan, 5 km north-east of Moe, is a popular watersports venue. Besides sailing and canoeing, waterskiing is also conducted here under the auspices of what’s believed... Find out more


Seninis camping area 18 km

This well-shaded campground, the only one in the park, is set on the grassy banks of Tyers River. Access is from Seninis Track, which runs off the Moe–Erica Rd and leads through an area noted for a wildflower... Find out more


Coopers Creek camping area 26 km

This camping area (actually 2 camping areas) is sheltered within the diverse Boola Boola forest. It’s accessed by conventional vehicles along Coopers Creek Track, which you’ll find signposted off the... Find out more


Western Tyers camping area 26 km

This camping area beside the Western Tyers River is perfectly suited to those whose idea of happiness is sitting on a riverbank in the forest waiting to see what will bite. The facilities here are limited to a picnic... Find out more


Middle Creek camping area (bush camping) 26 km

From the small town of Yinnar, south of the Strzelecki Hwy, get onto Middle Creek Rd and follow it for 10 km to the south-east. Here, at a secluded spot beside Middle Creek, you’ll find a small bush-camping area... Find out more


Morwell River camping areas 28 km

Blackfish, trout and crayfish are the prime targets for anglers when they set themselves up along the banks of the Morwell River. If you’re a like-minded soul, head for one of the campsites strung out along Morwell... Find out more


Hawthorn Bridge camping area 28 km

Hawthorn Bridge, which was recently rebuilt, crosses the Latrobe River some 25 km north-east of Neerim South. You can camp on either side of the bridge site to make the most of the swimming and fishing on offer. Get... Find out more


Thomson Bridge camping area 28 km

The Thomson Bridge spans the Thomson River to the south of Walhalla, which was one of the richest towns in the country during the 19th-century gold rush. Its population once approached 4000, but now numbers fewer than... Find out more


Bruntons Bridge camping area 28 km

This peaceful site beside the Thomson River is reached via the signposted route from Walhalla or via Bruntons Bridge Rd off Cowwarr Rd. There is ongoing work at this campsite, which includes significant road upgrades,... Find out more


Caravan parks around town

Traralgon Park Lane Holiday Park 20 km

This is a very good quality park with gleaming amenities and excellent facilities. The park is about 2 km east of town, on the highway. It is a great base to explore the Latrobe Valley and surrounding areas.... Find out more


Rawson Caravan Park 28 km

Close to Walhalla, Thomson Dam, the forests and the mountains, this little-known park is an excellent base for exploring the local area. It has good facilities, including a bistro. Bookings are required in peak periods... Find out more


Warragul Gardens Holiday Park 29 km

This owner-operated park has spacious grassy sites, good facilities and great amenities. However, the focal point is the magnificent gardens; these alone make the park worth a visit. Bookings are required in peak... Find out more


Glen Cromie Caravan Park 34 km

In a large, park-like setting on the banks of a stream, this is a popular caravan park during weekends and holiday periods. It is a great place for a family break and just a short drive from the greater Melbourne area.... Find out more


Rest areas around town

Trafalgar park area 10 km

At Trafalgar

Middle of town via the service road.


Traralgon park area 20 km

32km E of Trafalgar (L) or 7km W of Traralgon (R)

Adjacent to the highway among a few trees.


Bunyip rest area 41 km

29km W of Yarragon (L)

Adjacent to the highway. For westbound only.


Blind Joe Creek park area 44 km

21km E of Traralgon (R) or 2km W of Rosedale (L)

Just off the highway near the caravan park.


Willows rest area 47 km

1km NE of Rosedale (L) or 25km SW of Sale (R)

Large grassed area just off the highway.


Gumbuya rest area 54 km

77km E of Melbourne (L) or 40km W of Yarragon (R)

Secluded among trees well off the highway.


What's on around town

Old Gippstown Market: at Gippsland Heritage Park, with local crafts and produce; last Sat each month Sept–May.

Fairies in the Park: Feb.

Jazz Festival: Mar.

Blue Rock Classic: cross-country horserace; Mar.

Moe Cup: horserace; Oct.

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