Fishing, shopping, walking, and other things to do in Moe or Newborough, Victoria.
Most people know of Moe in the East of Victoria you probably recognise the name, you’ve probably driven past it so many times on the way to Lakes Entrance, why not stop in and see what this amazing town has to offer. Newborough is on the east side of Narracan Creek. It’s a beautifully serene place that separates the towns. There is more to this town than the McDonald’s at the western Edge of town. There is fishing, swimming, boating, shopping, parks and so much more. Moe is a great base to explore Walhalla and Mt. Baw Baw from.
In Moe and Newborough you get a good sense of being in a Valley here, you can see the back of the Strzelecki Ranges to the South and the Great Dividing Range to the North. (Great for photos).
Museum – Old Gippstown
Lloyd St, Moe
Old Gippstown a park with historic buildings from all over Gippsland preserved here. Visitors are able to enter many of these vintage premises. Learning a little about them and the communities they came from. It’s a great place to spend some hours, have a picnic, or enjoy a meal at the cafe.
The park has many events throughout the year.
Crn of Mitchells Road and Waterloo Road
This park has an all abilities swing – the playground is huge, picnic tables, and BBQs.
25 Stamford Street, Newborough
There is also a playground here.
You can also access it from the rail trail and want to walk through 1.24k of more bush. It takes about 19 minutes to walk the circuit, keep an eye out for the orchids.
Edward Hunter Reserve
High Street, Moe
This is a such large reserve you can access from multiple points however High Street is the easiest one with good signage to follow.
A beautiful reserve, with a connection to the rail industry. It’s a wetlands, filled with birds, and a boardwalk. Have a picnic at the tables there.
Moe Botanical Gardens
Botanic Drive, Newborough
The tennis courts are also here after getting a refresh. There are BBQ, parking, toilets and picnic seats.
A lovely shady walk beside the Narracan Creek. This is a great place to start the Moe -Yallourn rail trail from and you can walk to Lake Narracan, it takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes one way.
Moe Skate Park
George Street, Moe opposite Woolworths.
Fishing in Moe/Newborough
You will require a fishing license. Licenses help maintain the waters and the cost of re-stocking some great fishing holes.
Fish caught here commonly are brown trout, eels, small blackfish and spiny freshwater crayfish. Fishing is better as you head out of Moe, take Coalville Road out of Moe.
Narracan Creek used to be a popular swimming spot. During the winter, after heavy rainfall is known to flood, monitor conditions carefully, it can flow very fast. These are the conditions in which the trout like to spawn in so, once it recedes there still maybe some extra brown trout around.
Lake Narracan, off John Field Drive Newborough
Is a popular spot to boat, swim and fish. For current information on water levels or boating restrictions, please contact the caretaker of the caravan park on (03) 5127 8724. There are fees for boating on the lake.
It has a muddy bottom, which is stirred up and causes a lot of carp to be found and eels, Brown Trout, most likely found when the water is clear and closer to the Newborough North end.
Lake Narracan is well serviced with toilets, barbeques, and picnic tables on the weekends and some weekdays you can also see the RC Aeroplanes fly.
Latrobe Valley Leisure Center, Swimming Pool and gym are located at 21 Old Sale Road, Newborough
2 Major Shopping Centers Plenty of Boutique Clothing Stores, Gift Shops, the most bargain/ $2 shops you will find in a 5 km radius. Loads of cafes, and pubs. Doctors, dental, community services and more.
Moore St, Moe
A great place to start your shopping adventure, with many beautiful shops, and places for coffee and food.
Rutherglen Road, Newborough
Is a fantastic little shopping strip, filled with outdoor art, places to eat and a park at the end of the street in the shade of gum trees.
This is a country shopping strip:
Art Gallery (it’s one of 8 you can explore in the Latrobe Valley)
Pool and Garden shop
A new funky shop for horse lovers
Three op shops
FX Art Gallery by Sharon Anderson is a vibrant bright spark on Rutherglen Road, Newborough. The whole street is like her gallery as she has artworks around the street there too. She is a versatile artist, from screen printing to pastels and anything else that catches her fancy works out under professional hand. (It is also her workshop and you may catch her working.)
Moe Racing Club
The Moe Racing Club, hosts a number of horse races throughout the year, mostly in the spring and summertime. If you are in Moe to check those out you might want to check out the rest that Moe has to offer.
Ted Summerton Reserve
A facility for the Moe Football Club, this has a capacity for 10,000 people. In 2017, the AFL is bringing a clash between Richmond and Collingwood for the JLT community series.
Waterfall – Narracan Falls
24 minutes down Moe South Road onto Falls Road, Narracan is a fifteen-foot waterfall, opposite it is a Weir if you’re interested in the old timey construction. Narracan Falls is one of four waterfalls you can see in the Latrobe Valley.
Unpowered camping sites are available opposite Lake Narracan, for bookings contact: (03) 5127 8724. There are showers, toilets, and a place to wash up your dirty dishes.
Moe Caravan Park: Powered sites, Caravans and Cabins available: 1 Mitchells Road, to book on (03) 5127 3072
Stay in a motel?
Other places to see from Moe
Blue Rock Dam
Tarra Bulga Reserve