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Power Trail - Latrobe Visitor Information Centre, Latrobe Valley, Central Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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Power Trail

Coal was first discovered in Latrobe Valley in 1873 and is one of the largest coal deposits in the world. Nearly 90 percent of Australia’s brown coal reserves are located in Latrobe City and the power stations currently produce approximately 87 percent of Victoria’s electricity.

The Power Trail is route number 98 and you can pick up the trail at any point along the way. There are 15 stops along the trail including Loy Yang Power Station and Open Cut Mine, Yallourn Power Station and Open Cut Mine, Miners Lookout and the original site of the town of Yallourn. Visit one or spend the day visiting them all, this is certainly something you should not miss on your visit to Gippsland.

Download a copy of the Latrobe Visitor Information Centre's Power Trail - Self Drive brochure.

The PowerWorks museum is open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday between 10:00am and 3:00pm. Entry costs $5.00 for adults and children under 15 years are free. Concession Card Holder, Seniors Card and students over 15 years $2.50. For additional information or to arrange a time to visit by appointment, please email powerworks@powerworks.net.au or visit www.powerworks.net.au

 Power industry bus tours are operated by Mountain Top Experience. The guided tour is a circuit of the major power stations and includes the Brown Coal Museum. For more information on bus tours please visit www.mountaintopexperience.com/powerworks

Industry information relating to the power stations in Latrobe Valley, Victorian brown coal and carbon capture and storage can be found here: www.gdfsuezau.com/media/fact-sheets/