Things to See and Do
Near Traralgon, Victoria, Australia
Gippsland’s local features offer something for everyone to enjoy. Take a trip to Tarra Bulga National Park and reconnect with nature, or relish in one of the many tours available in Walhalla. Local attractions are in abundance along with many local highlights in the Traralgon region. Check out a market or local winery for a unique holiday experience.
Featured Things to See and Do
Distance is calculated point-to-point. If landmarks, waterways or rivers are nearby, the distance may be further by road.
Traralgon Vineyard established for over five years offers a variety of dining experiences for all occasions. Your hosts Leon and Marg Hammond are passionate about the vineyard and with their dedicated staff are committed to providing a delightful dining experience emphasizing excellence in service and hospitality. An extensive “A la Carte Restaurant” menu allows the visitor to relax and enjoy the rural setting while complimenting their meal with wines produced on the property. With expansive views of the Baw Baws the tranquil rural setting is an opportunity to escape for a dining experience to a peaceful country atmosphere.
Traralgon Farmers Market
The Traralgon Farmers Market is known for its fresh produce and locally made craft products. Set in the iconic Kay Street Gardens, the market is held on the 4th Saturday of each month. Be sure to check it out!
Toms Cap Vineyard Retreat
Toms Cap Winery is the place to visit for wine lovers alike. Discover a variety of boutique wines or indulge in a modern dining experience, created with the finest local produce Gippsland has to offer.
Bandicoot Adventure Flights
Jump outside your comfort zone and experience the excitement on offer by Bandicoot Adventure Flights. Your inner thrill seeker will jump for joy at the possible adrenaline rush or speak to your peaceful nature with the serenity of a scenic flight.
Walhalla Goldfield Railway
Ride with Walhalla Goldfields Railway through the spectacular Stringers Creek Gorge. As you begin your journey and depart the Walhalla Heritage Precinct, you will travel through the station yard which lies between Stringers Creek and the cliff-face that underpins the Brunton’s Bridge Road. The first kilometre and a half is almost entirely built over six large trestle bridges that criss-cross Stringers Creek Gorge. As the train winds its way down-hill it passes through Happy Creek then follows Stringers Creek to where it joins the Thomson River. Finally it travels across the historic and spectacular Thomson River Bridge to arrive at Thomson Station.
Latrobe Regional Gallery
Latrobe Regional Gallery houses eight gallery spaces and a sculpture courtyard that showcase travelling exhibitions, curated exhibitions and the permanent collection. An ever-changing program of quality exhibitions ensures a different experience every time you visit the gallery. The impressive collection comprises of over 1500 contemporary Australian art in all mediums and a diverse range of historical and contemporary images of the Gippsland region. Glass is a specialty area of the collection, acknowledging the importance of Gippsland in the Australian studio glass movement.
Victory Park Traralgon
Picnickers flock to Victory Park with its marble sculpture Lars Compatalis, historic band rotunda and beautiful gardens. A stroll over the creek along the footbridge leads to Newman Park featuring a huge adventure playground including miniature train rides operating on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Energy Centre – Power Works
Coal mining and electricity production has been a major source of employment for Morwell for 80 years. Visit Powerworks to experience multimedia and interactive exhibits on the coal mining industry, view giant dredges, join a tour of one of the three open cut coal mines and gain an inside view of a power station and its impressive technology.
Inspiring Gippsland Walks
Enjoy a leisurely stroll and picnic among the beautiful ferns and trees of ancient rainforests in Gippsland. Discover magnificent alpine waterfalls plunging over cliffs into spectacular gorges. Follow pretty riverside trails that become gentle bay walks featuring wonderful panoramas of the southern ocean. Wander among giant tree ferns and across pristine streams in one of Victoria’s last remaining patches of rainforest. Discover the stunning untouched beauty of Victoria’s remote east coast as you walk the wilderness coast. As you walk around Gippsland you will be inspired to keep coming back as you make new discoveries around every corner.
Gippsland Regional Maritime Museum Port Albert
The Museum is located in Port Albert, Gippsland’s first port discovered in 1841 by the survivors of the wreck of the steamer ‘Clonmel’ on the Ninety Mile Beach. Explorer Angus McMillan arrived at almost the same time. The Museum has an extensive collection of historic artifacts, photos and documents housed in the heritage listed Bank of Victoria built in 1861 to store gold from the Gippsland Gold Rush.
Morwell Centenary Rose Garden
In association with the Latrobe Council and volunteer “Friends” of the garden three acres of internationally recognized rose garden has been created – set in a park like setting at the edge of the CBD. Climbing roses create walls of colour and perfume, while below garden paths wend their way through perfumed beds of Hybrid Tea, Floribunda and Austin roses. A collection of Australian and New Zealand bred roses is at the southern end; and to the north set in a cottage garden are many old fashioned and species roses.
This mythical town is a collection of authentic buildings dating back as far as 1850 through to the 1920s. The site covers eight acres and features several National Trust classified buildings and one of the best collections of horse drawn vehicles and farm equipment in Australia. Browse through the main street shops and soak up the atmosphere of yester-year.
Cast a fishing line in crystal clear streams filled with blackfish and trout. The Tarwin River East and West, Berry’s Creek and Turton’s Creek are all popular spots for fishing.
Grand Ridge Brewery
At Grand Ridge Brewery, they love pure beer. They love beer so much that they have scoured the world for their favourite styles, studied them very closely and then developed their own special recipes. Grand Ridge Brewery has been winner of every Australian beer title at the National Festival of Beer. Best lager, ale, wheat beer, stout, dark ale and light beer. All beer is made with no added chemicals, preservatives and no added sugar.