Weekender stay at luxury Moira Station

By Zoe McMaugh

The tourism appeal of Moira Station and the wider Deniliquin district will soon be beamed out to Sydney audiences on the popular Sydney Weekender program.

The Seven Network program’s host Luke Carroll and the production crew recently stayed a night at the historic Moira Station’s Starry Nights luxury accommodation, hosted by the property’s owners Kate Pitt and Rex Watson.

Ms Pitt said the presenter and the show’s producer Jason Harty were quite impressed with what the local area had to offer and connected with the history and cultural importance of Moira, which is situated between Mathoura and Moama.

‘‘It was a really fun visit and they loved Moira,’’ she said.

‘‘We showcased the ancient land that Moira sits on, detailing its Indigenous and colonial past.

‘‘We showed them the station’s quarters, which they said were up there among some of the best they had seen in Australia.

‘‘They were quite spellbound by the sunset and sunrise and the amazing night sky.

‘‘We also spoke to them about the amazing festivals in our region, such as the Deniliquin Ute Muster and the Deniliquin Fishing Classic.

‘‘They said they’d like to come back.’’

Ms Pitt said the film crew also visited the new The Timbercutter restaurant at Mathoura, before exploring Moama.

The show’s visit to Moira Station and the local area was coordinated by Destination NSW.