Come Home to Moira Gums

Just 2½ hours north of Melbourne is a truly special part of early Australian history.

Moira Gums circa 1856. 

Come Home to Moira Gums

The home is located 5.6km from the Barmah township right next to the Barmah National Park with the Broken Creek on one side and the Murray River and Rice’s Weir nearby.

Come Home to Moira Gums

Come and experience the beauty of the Australian bush, numerous birds and native animals and the privacy and serenity of this unique property.

Come Home to Moira Gums

See the famous Barmah Brumbies before they disappear forever.

Come Home to Moira Gums

See the shy Azure Kingfisher as he skims the Murray River in search of fish and insects

Welcome To Moira Gums


Kerry Bruce is the proud owner of Moira Gums which has a long history as a guest house dating back beyond last century. Kerry had a dream to rejuvenate the old girl and provide comfortable holiday accommodation for guests once again.

Maureen Blair is the Manager and your host (assisted by Kerry). It is Maureen’s passionate desire to make sure everything is perfect for your stay and that Moira Gums exceeds your expectations.

It is our mission to make sure that when you arrive the property looks exactly as it does in the photographs and that if there is anything you may have forgotten or that you require, we are nearby and can attend to your needs promptly.

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The History of Moira Gums


The first part of Moira Gums, as we know it today, was built in 1856.  It was just a small hut which is now the kitchen. The hut was built by Joseph Waldo Rice, the first European settler in Barmah. There is a sketch of the hut just outside bedroom 1.

Joseph Waldo Rice was born at Lincoln, Massachusetts in the United States of America on 8th February 1828.

At the age of twenty, like thousands of others Joseph decided to travel to the gold fields of California to seek his share of gold.  He searched for gold with little success and decided to join a group of miners who wanted to try the gold fields of Australia.

Things to do in Barmah

Barmah National Park

Kingfisher Cruises

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