Moyston is a beautiful stopping point on the main road to the Grampians, between Ararat and Halls Gap.
As the birthplace of AFL, it is no wonder that Moyston’s Longest Kick competition is a highlight of the Easter Market, with contestants travelling great distances to showcase their kicking skills and seeking to win the coveted award.
The monument to Tom Wills stands opposite the entrance to the Recreation Reserve and visitors can mark the occasion by kicking a football on the grounds of the MCG (Moyston Cricket Ground) where it all started and where football continues to be played.
The discovery of gold in 1857 started a gold rush and the establishment of the Moyston township with the population peaking at around 30,000.
Moyston is now a tiny town with a huge heart.
- Drop into Clayfield Wines for a taste of its beautiful organic wines with owner Simon Clayfield.
- The Moyston General Store provides a unique culinary experience with a strong Persian influence and a welcoming atmosphere. Offering great coffee and food and a huge deck to relax on, it is easy to see why this café has proved a hit with both locals and visitors.
- Visit the monument of Thomas Wills, co-founder and captain of the Melbourne Football Club (1859), which commemorates the birthplace of Australian Rules Football.
- Learn more about Moyston with the Grampians Way Podcast Tour.