- Rail Trail
- On Road
- Possible Rail Trail
- Other Trail
- former Railway
Why visit the Moe – Yallourn Rail Trail?
- The trail traverses open countryside and bushy areas and features views of Lake Narracan, the Haunted Hills and Yallourn Power Station.
- The trail passes the Moe Botanic Gardens and crosses Narracan Creek, both have access ramps from the trail. After crossing the creek flats the route passes Newborough.
- A detour at Sullivans Track to Lake Narracan is well worthwhile, for a picnic or BBQ lunch or a swim.
- The trail finishes at John Field Drive near the Yallourn Power Station.
- The Moe to Yallourn Trail is excellent for family day trips at Lake Narracan and can also be combined with a scenic drive past the power station and open cut mines.
- 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
- Moe – Bennett St on a gravel driveway on the east side
- Yallourn – Yallourn Power Station, Eastern Rd
- Lake Narracan is a good picnic spot and a feature of the walk or ride
The large concrete blocks beside the trail were bases for the overhead catenary poles, as this was an electrified line.
Note: 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.
Moe to Yallourn (8.5km)
- From Bennett St the trail passes the Moe Botanical Gardens and crosses the Narracan Ck
- Detour at Sullivans Track to gain access to the lake, and you can loop around following the lakeside, then back to the trail.
- Continue to Pettits Track to join Field Drive
- The trail finishes at the park on Eastern Rd just outside the power station
- Option to return to Moe via John Field Drive
We acknowledge the Boonwurrung people, the traditional custodians of the land and waterways on which the rail trail is built.
Rail Line History
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.
Narracan Creek bridge in Moe's botanical gardens
The trail near Newborough
The cooling towers at Yallourn are an imposing sight (there is a rider at the bottom)
Approaching the Yallourn Power Station
View at Yallourn
No services listed for this rail trail.