Bucket Checklist: High 15 Greatest Issues to Do in Traralgon, Australia
Traralgon Bucket List: Best Things to Do and Amazing Places in Traralgon, Australia
T.Raralgon is a bustling town in the east of the Latrobe Valley in Gippsland in the Australian state of Victoria. There is something for everyone and an ideal place to spend a weekend away from Melbourne, Geelong and other major cities in Victoria. Since the turn of the 19th century, the city has grown exponentially due to its location at a railroad crossing and coal mining.
If you’re planning a trip to Traralgon, here is a list of the 15 best things you can do to get a head start. Here are our 15 best things to do in Traralgon:
1. Explore the Gippsland wine region
Vineyard at sunset photo via Depositphotos
One of the reasons Traralgon became a bustling town in the 19th century is because of its location in a rich wine region. When walking around Gippsland, all you see is family owned wineries, vineyards, and boutiques.
Just 15 minutes from downtown, Narkoogee sits on the slopes of the Great Dividing Range. Here you can enjoy the beautiful view of the Strzelecki Ranges and try some delicious wines, including Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Shiraz, Viognier and Sauvignon Blanc.
2. Walk the Gippsland Plains Rail Trail
Gippsland Plains Rail Trail by Philip Mallis via Flickr CC
The Gippsland Plains Railways were built in the late 19th century and connected Traralgon with Stratford and Maffra. However, it was discontinued in the 1980s. Today the tracks serve as a great greenway crossing breathtaking bridges and ridges.
The path also offers great panoramic views of numerous settlements and landscapes. There are also plenty of restaurants along the route.
3. Explore Old Gippstown
Sunny Creek School Old Gippstown By Gippslander2012 – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, CC
Old Gippstown is like an open-air museum thanks to its 40+ prehistoric buildings that tell how Europeans came to the region between 1850 and 1950. Here you will find settler structures such as schools, banks, water wheel and a prefabricated 19th century iron house, church, Masonic lodge and a general store.
There are also lots of antique furniture, documents, art, newspapers, books, machines, tools, and more.
Your visit is also likely to coincide with a seasonal event, including a high tea on Mother’s Day or a car show on Father’s Day.
4. Relax in Newman Park
Newman Park Traralgon Photo via Film.vic.gov
Newman Park is the main public open space and provides a nice place to relax as you plan your next move. The park has a large children’s play area stocked with lots of tools, including various slides, a giant sandpit with a mechanical shovel, a series of walkways, and a flying fox.
The park is not only a place for children to have fun, but also for adults who want to enjoy a nice barbecue evening or a picnic.
5. Learn about the diversity of Traralgon at Gippsland Immigration Park
Gippsland Immigration Park Photo by Gie Swan via Facebook page
Traralgon and Gippsland owe immigration for their past and present. And to learn more about the role of settlers in the region’s growth and development, there is no better place than Gippsland Immigration Park.
A recognition wall shows a graphic history of immigration in the region and a list of migrant families who have found a home in Gippsland. In the center of the park is a statue of an immigrant holding a suitcase in one hand and protecting his face from the scorching Australian sun with the other.
6. Check out the art in the Latrobe Regional Gallery
Latrobe Regional Gallery photo via Facebook page
The Latrobe Regional Gallery is one of the largest art spaces in east Victoria and has seven exhibition rooms and an outdoor area for sculptures. The museum mainly displays works by respected local artists, as well as interdisciplinary acts and shows.
There is also a gallery space for contemporary and international art featuring Asian art, impressionism, glassware, post-war Australian art, and modern art.
7. Hang out at Wirilda Environment Park
If the main reason to come to Traralgon is for a picnic, Wirilda Environment Park is the place for a great picnic spot. It extends over 100 acres of reclaimed land with a river nearby, making it a great place to cool off.
The park also has some interesting hiking trails that go up the river, through Tyers Gorge, and then to Moondarra Reservoir.
8. Visit the Morwell Centenary Rose Garden
Morwell Centenary Rose Garden photo via Facebook page
This 1992 garden was created as a tribute to Morwell’s centenary. It is home to over 3,500 rose bushes selected from more than 400 traditional species.
The garden extends over two acres and you can see rugosas, floribunda, hybrid teas, tea roses and others among others.
The Morwell Centenary Rose Garden also has equipment such as gazebos and pergolas.
9. Take a trip to the Traralgon Railway Reservoir Conservation Reserve
Traralgon Railway Reservoir Conservation Reserve photo via Facebook page
This reservoir was created in 1883 to supply water to steam trains. This 30 hectare reserve is located south of the city and offers a lot of learning material about the European settlers and the Gunaikurnai.
It is made up of wetlands, forests, and grasslands, with the water attracting aquatic plants such as lilies and birds, including ducks.
10. Drive to Morwell River Falls
Morwell River Falls photo by Film.vic.gov
The Morwell River flows through the gorges of the Strzelecki Ranges in the middle of the mountain ash eucalyptus trees.
However, the lesser-known attraction along the 25 miles (40 km) route through the valleys is the cascades in the upper riches of the Morwell River. Here you can swim or have a picnic in summer.
11. Swim at Narracan Falls
The Narracan Falls are not far from the Morwell River Waterfalls and are one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the state of Victoria. It’s a great place for swimming in summer or for diving.
12. Enjoy the view of Miner’s Lookout
Milner’s Lookout is on a hill towards an open pit that resembles a yawning hole in the ground.
From here you can enjoy the views of the Latrobe Valley and explore the cooling towers and chimneys of the mining industry.
13. Marvel at the beautiful Tyers Park
North of the Latrobe Valley is the Great Dividing Range. Here you’ll find over 1,800 acres of nature reserve to go for walks and picnics.
14. For information on Latrobe, please visit the Visitor Information Center
Perhaps this should be the first place to visit when you land in Traralgon. The Latrobe Visitor Information Center offers tourist maps, brochures and expert advice on the area’s various attractions.
15. Shop at Traralgon Farmer’s Market
Get the best of the best farm produce at Traralgon Farmer’s Market and interact with locals and farmers who are happy to share their farming practices and even recipes and how the food is prepared.
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Traralgon travel and tour packages
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