Moira Station Homestead is on the NSW Cobb Highway, 27 km North of Echuca and 3 hours drive North of Melbourne.
Moira Station's past is peppered with political intrigue, indigenous pride, colonial resilience and rural fortitude. It was here that the “Squatter versus Free Settler” contest was fought, and that the Bushranger Captain Melville and his gang held up the station and stole horses before continuing onto Deniliquin, and it was from the Moira Lakes that leeches were taken for use in the First World War. The Moira Station property and adjoining Murray Valley National Park contain significant Aboriginal sites, including “ring trees,” canoe scar trees, an ochre pit, ovens and middens.
Located overlooking the world-renowned Cadell Fault, Moira Station sat abandoned for 30 years until purchased by Rex Watson and Kate Pitt 14 years ago.
Moira Station was purchased in late 2019 by the Smith family. Since then, the family have been refurbishing the property, enhancing the natural and historic beauty that is already present. Moira is truly a unique accommodation and events space, locally-owned and family run. Three generations of family members contribute to the daily running of the property - from farming to functions, gardening to bookings - everyone has a role to play.
THINGS TO DO.
Nestled between Echuca-Moama and Deniliquin, Moira Station is only a 30 minute drive away from these 2 superb locations.
Whether you prefer riding a paddlesteamer on the Murray River or fishing on the Edward River - Moira is ideally located.
Food & wine aren't an issue, with an array of talented local cafes and restaurants - as well as local wineries, such as St Anne's and Morrisons.
Staying closer to the station, bush walks, stand-up paddle boarding, bird watching, and star gazing are just a few of our favourite activities.
There are a number of fantastic organisations, tourist information centres, and regional tourism bodies that provide excellent information about where we're based.
For more ideas of what to do, where to eat and things to see, OR if you just need a few more reasons why Echuca and Deniliquin are fantastic places to visit - jump on their websites.