Moe - Yallourn Rail Trail
  • Length: 8.5km

  • Duration: 2hrs

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Moe

  • End: Yallourn Power Station

  • Location: Gippsland

  • Closest Town: Moe

  • Distance from CBD: 130km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -38.17689114

  • Longitude: 146.2666035

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Trail Access

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2WD Access

4WD Access

Public Transport

Bitumen Road

Gravel Road

Steep Road

Winding Road

Speed Bumps

Vehicle Ford

Entry Fee

Large Car Park

Small Car Park

Accessible Parking

Accessible Toilet

Public Toilets

Drinking Water

Untreated Water

Picnic Shelter

Picnic Table

BBQ Facilities

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Trail Features

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Concrete Path

Timber Boardwalk

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Sandy Trail

Rough Trail

Undefined Trail

Prams & Strollers

Manual Wheelchair

Motorised Wheelchair

Bicycle Trail

Mountain Bike Trail

Historic Rail Trail

Dog Friendly

Urban Walk

Coast & Beach

Historic Lighthouse

Waterfalls & Lakes

Rainforest Walk

Goldfields & Mining

Heritage Walk

Aboriginal Art

Alpine Region

Alpine Huts

Exposed Ledges

Rock Scrambling

Steep Terrain

Bush Bashing

River Crossings

Scenic Viewpoints

Trail Markers

Drinking Water

Untreated Water

Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Overnight Campsites

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Moe – Yallourn Rail Trail is a 8.5km, grade 2 One Way hike located in Gippsland Victoria. The hike should take approximately 2hrs to complete.

Summary

Recent works along the trail have resulted in some sections with a rough stony surface that needs to be taken slowly on a bike. Vehicular access near the power station end has also caused some unevenness of the trail.

A short, flat trail with some farmland and lake views
The imposing Yallourn power station provides interest at the end of the trail
Wildflowers abound in spring
Accommodation and restaurants in Moe

For more information on this trail see the book Rail Trails of Victoria Guide – downloadable electronic pdf.

The railway from Moe to Yallourn was constructed in the 1950’s to replace the original branch line, which joined the main line between Moe and Morwell.  The new line meant that heavy coal trains didn’t have to climb through the Haunted Hills.  The new line was subsequently closed in 1986, when briquette production was moved to Morwell.

Moe – Bennett St on the east side to Yallourn Power Station, Eastern Rd

Notes

Moe to Yallourn Power Station in Gippsland

Latrobe Valley 130km east of Melbourne

Fine gravel

Flat


For more information and a location map please visit RailTrails Australia.