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Power Trail

Home to one of the world's biggest brown coal deposits, the Latrobe Valley provides the state with 90% of its electricity. A visit to the PowerWorks Visitors Centre will reveal the intriguing history of Yallourn and the "open cut".

During the past century, the towns and cities of the Latrobe Valley have met the needs of the large workforce once needed to bring power to Victoria. During the early years of mining, an unplanned tent town known simply as 'Brown Coal Mine', grew up in the vacinity of the first discovery. It was not until 1947 that the Brown Coal Mine was renamed to Yallourn North and a well set-out township grew. Moe and Morwell were early Gippsland farming towns which progressively transformed themselves to support the evolving new industry. For much of this century, Moe was the major commercial service centre to the coal industry, although that distinction has been shared with Traralgon since the opening of Loy Yang A and B during the mid 1980s and 90s. Coal mining began in Morwell in 1955. The latest town Churchill, was established in the 1960s as a dormitory town for the burgeoning industry.

Things to do at Power Trail
  Sight-seeing  Tours  Historical displays

Attractions at Power Trail
  Energy Brix Australia  Yallourn 'W'
  Hazelwood Power Station  Loy Yang 'B'
  Jeeralang Power Station  PowerWorks
  Loy Yang 'A' 

Map of the Power Trail



Accomodation, tourism destinations, and local business located in Power Trail

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Accommodation
Coal Valley Motor Inn
141 Princes Drive, Morwell
Phone: 03 5134 6211
Email: (checked every business day)
Farnham Court Motel
Cnr Princes Drive & Monash Way, Morwell
Phone: 03 5134 6544
Email: (checked every business day)
Morwell Hotel Motel
311 Princes Drive, Morwell
Phone: 03 5134 1355
Email: (checked every business day)
Morwell Parkside Motel
245-249 Princes Drive, Morwell
Phone: (03) 5134 3366
Email: (checked every business day)

Things to do and see
Alpine Country Morwell P/L
6 Saskia Way, Morwell
Phone: 03 5134 1380
Email: (checked every business day)
Mountain-Top Experience
45 McLean Street, Morwell
Phone: 03 5134 6876
Mobile: 0429 121 952
Email: (checked every business day)

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ChurchillLoy YangMorwellYallourn North

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