Moe Racing Club
The Moe Racing Club enjoys stunning views of the Great Dividing Range to the north and the Strezlecki hills to the south.
The Highlight of the Gippsland Racing Calendar is the Moe Cup which attracts the regions finest horses and thousands of people enjoying the best Country Racing has to offer.
While the adults can enjoy all that the club has to offer, the children are well catered for at the All Abilities Playground just next door to the club. For more information about the Moe Racing Club and its scheduled race days visit their website at:
Visit this historic park and see how the pioneers lived, with a large number of old Gippsland buildings, some of which may be hired for events (including Weddings), to remind you how life was for them without today’s modern conveniences. Some of the buildings are also used by local clubs and societies, one of which is a thriving woodwork club which regularly produces items for sale; plus a well appointed, and licensed, restaurant. Visit their website at:
Ollerton Avenue Bushland Reserve
The Ollerton Avenue Bushland Reserve is a 10 hectare area that has been kept in its original condition as a example of just what the true Australian bush was like before the settlers arrived. The Reserve has a full flora suite, most prominent being the upper story Eucalypts; there are also understory shrubs, native grasses and ground covers which include orchids and lilies. In total over 120 species have been identified on site.
Edward Hunter Heritage Bush Reserve
Originally a water catchment area, and storage dam, for the nearby Moe railway station steam trains, but with the decline of steam the area lost its original purpose and during the 1970’s came under the stewardship of a committee of management. This arrangement has over the years ensured that the area – some 57 hectares – is kept in pristine condition for the many water birds that frequent the remaining pond as well as the abundant flora that grow there.
Moe Botanical Gardens
These gardens, which border Narracan Creek, contain both exotic and native trees as well as being a pleasant recreation area for the people of Moe and Newborough. There is a car park, barbecue area, picnic facilities and toilets for those wanting a relaxing time with the sound of the running water in the background.
Created in the 1950’s to provide water for the Yallourn power station, the 300 hectare lake is now a popular water activities destination for the inhabitants of Latrobe City – of which Moe is a part. There is sailing, water skiing, power boating and sail boarding as well as bush walking and picnicking around its perimeter with many different species of birds to admire.