Nyora

History of Nyora
- From the Aboriginal word for 'wild cherry tree'.
Nyora is a town in South Gippsland, Victoria, Australia.

- The Post Office opened around September 1890 replacing an office at nearby Lang Lang East open since 1885.

- The town's railway station and general store were included in the popular ABC TV program Something In The Air. The township featured in the TV series was known as 'Emu Springs'.

- Nyora is home to the former V/Line railway station by the same name, which served primarily as a freight and goods transfer facility as well as the branch station for the former Foster / Leongatha and Wonthaggi lines.

- The South Gippsland railway line (also known as the Great Southern Railway) was opened from Dandenong to Cranbourne in 1888 and extended to Koo Wee Rup, Nyora and Loch in 1890, Korumburra and Leongatha in 1891 and Welshpool, Alberton and Port Albert in 1892. The section from Alberton to Port Albert was closed in the 1940s.

- The line was well known for its sharp curves and spectacular scenery, and was also one of the last lines to offer a 'Mixed Passenger and Goods' service in Victoria. On the 24th of July 1993 the last ever V/Line Passenger train ran back to Melbourne with P Class loco 18 hauling a FSH set (H Type Carriages) back to Melbourne.

- The section from Nyora to Leongatha was transferred to the South Gippsland Railway in 1994 and trains have not operated beyond Cranbourne since January 1998.

- The Wonthaggi branch line was built from Nyora to Wonthaggi opening in 1910 to serve the State Coal Mine, a small extension to the line was opened in 1917. The Wonthaggi line was closed in 1978.

Nyora - The Town Today
- Nyora is a small township nestled in the rolling hills of South Gippsland.

- Home to the Nyora speedway, the town roars to life during event days with a mix of racing events to enthral any enthusiast.

- The railway station presently serves as part of the South Gippsland Tourist Railway, a community based heritage / tourist railway organisation, with its operations base at Korumburra.

*Information on history and the town today was gathered from Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia (online)

Quick facts about Nyora
- Nyora has a population of 450 people.
- Approximately 93 kilometres south-east of Melbourne

Nyora - Activities and attractions
- South Gippsland Tourist Railway
- Nyora Speedway

How to get to Nyora
Nyora is approx 93 km from Melbourne along the South Gippsland Highway. V/Line bus services are available for travel.

Nyora Walking & Cycling

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DISTANCE: Short
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