Mirboo North

Baths Rd Reserve Walking Track
Baths Rd Reserve Walking Track
  Baths Rd Reserve Walking Track  
Mirboo North is a historic and picturesque township in the heart of the Strzelecki Ranges. Nestled amongst towering gums and fertile farmland, Mirboo North marks the halfway point on the magnificent Grand Ridge Road. A traditional country town, Mirboo North is surrounded by impressive rural panoramas and adorned with native flora, including its emblem, the lily.
Beautiful street murals capture the spirit of the town’s early days, whilst the extensive Baromi Park offers centrally located playground, skate bowl and BBQ facilities.

History of Mirboo North
In 1885, a railway line from Morwell was established to what was then a tiny settlement known successively as Mirboo, Mirboo North and Baromi. The arrival of the railway prompted an increase in town development with forest areas cleared and buildings erected. In 1894 the Shire of Mirboo was officially formed, covering an area of approximately 24,624 hectares (ninety-five square miles) of rolling hillside. This Shire was the smallest in Victoria prior amalgamation. Mirboo North now forms part of the South Gippsland Shire. The name ‘Mirboo’ is aboriginal for kidney.

One special event to take place at Mirboo North was the visit by ten officers and ninety sailors of the American Fleet in 1908 as part of their around the world deployment. They left Williamstown at 7:05am by train and arrived at North Mirboo at 12:25pm for a day visit. A large reception awaited them on arrival and a grand meal was provided in a large marquee. The small township exploded for the day with many visitors arriving from surrounding areas. After lunch the sailors took part in a sports afternoon of tug-o-war, running races, demonstrations with everyone having a wonderful day. Mirboo North was very privileged to have this visit as, traditionally, the fleet only visited large towns such as Bendigo, Ballarat and Geelong. Source: Historical information has been generously supplied by the Mirboo & District Historical Society.

Mirboo North - Town Facilities

Mirboo North & District Community Bank,88 Ridgway

Dump Point
BP Service Station - $5 or free with fuel purchase

Internet access available
Opening Hours Tues 10-6,Wed 2-5,Thurs 2-7, Sat 9.30-1

Long Vehicle Parking
Cnr Baths Road and Ridgway in Baromi Park carpark

Mirboo North Newsagency, 52 Ridgway

Parks & Playgrounds
Recreation Reserve, Clear Creek Road, Mirboo (Toilets, small playgound & BBQ)
Walter J Tuck Reserve, Strzlecki Highway (Toilets & BBQ)
Mossvale Park, Mossvale Park Road, Berry's Creek (Toilets, playground & BBQ)
Skate Park, Baromi Park, cnr Couper St & Sth Gippsland Hwy

Petrol Station
BP, Ridgway

Mirboo North Pharmacy, 46 Ridgway

Post Office
Australia Post, 100 Ridgway

Mirboo North IGA, 72-74 Ridgway

Quick Facts about Mirboo North
- Population approximately 1,450
- 156 kilometres south-east of Melbourne

Mirboo North - Activities and Attractions
- Drive the Grand Ridge Road
- View the colourful murals on town buildings
- Sample award winning beers at the Grand Ridge Brewery
- Walk or ride the Grand Ridge Rail Trail
- Have a hit of golf at the Mirboo North Golf Club
- Take a leisurely walk through the Lyre Bird Forest Walk
- Walk through Baths Road Reserve
- Visit the beautiful Mossvale Park
- Drive the Dickies Hill scenic route
- Discover the townships history on the Mirboo North Historical Walk

Major Events in Mirboo North
- St. Paul's Festival - January
- Mossvale Park Music For The People Concert - February
- Mirboo North Italian Festa - February
- Mossvale Park Music Festival - March
- Mossvale Park Raw Vibes Festival - March
- ArtyGras - May


How to get to Mirboo North
Mirboo North is located 156 kilometres south-east of Melbourne. It is accessible by road from either the South Gippsland Highway via Leongatha and onto the Strzelecki Highway, or the Princes Highway with access from Trafalgar or Morwell. Alternatively you can take the spectacular Grand Ridge Road from either Warragul or Traralgon.

Mirboo Country Development Inc

Address:Mirboo North VIC 3871
Phone:0439 378 195
or +61 439 378 195 from overseas

Mirboo North Walking & Cycling

Walkers welcomeDogs are allowedBaths Road ReserveMirboo North
Walkers welcomeCyclists welcomeDogs are allowedWheelchair accessGrand Ridge Rail TrailMirboo North, Boolarra
Walkers welcomeWheelchair accessLyrebird Forest WalkMirboo North