MIRBOO NORTH

Mirboo North is one of those surprise towns. Pleasant surprise that is. Mirboo North is encounted when traveling from Leongatha to Morwell (or vice versa). Mirboo North sits on the Grand Ridge Road, a scenic route running from Seaview (near Warragul) to Carrajung (near Traralgon).

The Mirboo area was settled by timber getters in the late 1870s, attracted particularly by the Mountain Ash. The original rail line from Morwell to Mirboo North was completed on 7 January 1886, with the last train being run on 22 June 1974. The railway was constructed through difficult hilly terrain requiring construction of massive embankments and numerous bridges. The convoluted history of the Post Office below demonstrates the attempts to form a viable Mirboo township, culminating in the township of Mirboo North at the railway station becoming predominant.

Mirboo North became the focus of Victorian media on 10 August 2005, when about 15cm of snow fell. The snow lay around for days.

There are quite a number of nice heritage and community features in the town.

The congregational churches are all represented. The Anglican (oldish) at the northern end of town and Catholic (new) the southern end. The United is by the Admin Centre.

The town is serviced by the single pub.

The Mirboo North War Memorial is very worthy acknowledgement.

Should the opportunity to stopover at Mirboo North arise be sure to go for it.

 

 

 

 

  Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
  Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
  Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
  Surfing   Skydiving
  Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
  Movie Location   Mountain Biking
  Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
  Hang Gliding Golf Course