About the Area

Moe/Newborough is one and a half hours drive east of Melbourne. Horse racing is one of the attractions in October the Moe Cup is being held in the spring carnival. Old Gippstown has events right through the year for example fairies in the park, and car club rallies. Turn the time back to see the old village of old. Check out the hill climb that’s on at Bryant Park, Yallourn throughout the year car clubs has meets and championships. If you like to play golf there is the Yallourn Golf Club and Moe Gold Club 5 minutes’ drive from the motel. 10 minutes’ drive east of Moe is the Holden museum in Trafalgar.

Moe is known for the sports that are held here like indoor hockey in Stadium 34. It is also the greatest rink in Australia. It also holds roller derby, indoor soccer, indoor netball and skating for kids.

Moe is central from where you can travel north to the old gold mining town of Walhalla, Erica and snowy Mt Baw Baw. Catch a stream train from Walhalla down through Springers Creek Gorge to the Thompson River. There are tours into the old gold mine on the steep hills and walk up to the old cricket pitch at the top or check out the old graves on the side of the hill. Visit the old shop in Walhalla. Enjoy some fishing at the Thompson Dam, fishermen can’t tell you where the fish are or take a picnic at Silvertop Picnic Ground overlooking the Thompson Dam. Walk to Mushroom Rocks in Baw Baw National Park.

Go south and you will end up at Port Albert where the fish and chips and to die for or go to Phillip Island to see the furry penguins and the motor racing. Driving through the Morwell National Park and Tarra-Bulga National Park stop for a walk to the waterfalls and take in some fresh air.

Things to do:

Food & Wine Trail

Follow food and wine trail starting Narkoojee Winery in Glengarry through to Tom’s Cap Vineyard in Willung South in the south.

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Checkout the Hazel Pondage where you can sail, jet ski or swim in the in warm waters all year round. They hold motor bike riding near Thompson Dam and water skiing on Lake Narracan where world records are made. Cycle or walk the Rail Trail from Moe to Yallourn starting at the Botanical Garden in Moe through open farmland and enjoy the views of Lake Narracan and the Haunted Hills.

National Parks

There are 8 national parks in the regional Gippsland, everyone has its unique attraction from bushing, photography of the wildlife and flora and camping.

Tarra Bulga National Park, Morwell National Park, Baw Baw National Park, Strzelecki Range, Moondarra State Park, Edward Hunter Heritage Bush Reserve, Mount Worth State Park.

Weekend Markets

  • Old Gippstown Market: 3rd Saturday of the month Lloyd Street, Moe 9 am – 2 pm Closed June, July, August
  • Latrobe Country Market: Latrobe Road, Morwell Every Sunday 8.30 am – 1.30 pm
  • Traralgon Farmers Market: 4th Saturday of the month 8 am – 1 pm
  • 50 Mile Farmers Market: Traralgon: 1st Saturday of the month. 8. am - 1 pm VRI Hall on Queens Parade.
  • 50 Mile Farmers Markets: Morwell: 2nd Saturday of the month. 8 am – 1 pm Tarwin Street
  • Warragul Arts Market: 3rd Saturday of the month. October to March 10 am - 2 pm Queen Street Park, next to Train Station.
  • Yarragon Craft and Produce Market: 4th Saturday of the month. 8 am – 1 pm Yarragon Public Hall Campbell Street