Traralgon offers many things to do however you holiday
(On this page, history, walking trails, nightlife, markets, parks, model railway, places for kids)
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Connect with Traralgon’s history
Traralgon is a historical town boasting an 1875 hotel, it was built as the Star Hotel. It still operates today as Cafe Stellina.
The post office and courthouse on the corner of Franklin and Kay Street built in 1886. This is an icon of the streetscape.
On the south side of town is Shakespeare Street, that has old houses built by the railway, many are heritage listed.
Meet the locals
Traralgon has an active community the Lions Club runs a monthly farmers market. With lots of goods and friendly stall holders, on the last Saturday of the month. Toward the end of the year, there is an annual Christmas Street parade.
Walk the town
For those who don’t want to stray too far from civilisation, Traralgon has many streets with lovely tree coverings for walking and many beautiful views to see while walking.
Rod Dunbar Park – Grey Street, is a roadside walking reserve, connecting the courts around the area.
Kay Street, has a centre strip with paved walking path starting at Franklin Street, all the way to Grubb Street. There is an all ages fitness centre opposite the Traralgon RSL on this walking path. A gentle slope up and beautiful views of the historical houses and new houses mixed in.
Shakespeare St, East has a lovely tree line with stunning views of mountain range. This walk intersects with the Traralgon Creek Reserve, that follows the stunning creek that twists and turns all the way through town.
Traralgon Reservoir Reserve, at end of Hyde Park Road. This is a place for walking, it’s far from major traffic sources, there is a lot of wildlife, they greeted me at the gate.
Just a short drive away, down the picturesque road pictured above, is the Tarra Bulga National Park. It has this waterfall nearby.
There are many parks, for sports and play.
Popular Newman Park, on Peterkin Street, has a great park that caters to all abilities. Kids can watch the train go past. Every last Sunday of the Month the Gippsland Model Engineering Society runs trains. There are BBQ facilities, toilets and lots of parking.
Victory Park is a short walk from Newman park, there is a sound shelter, band rotunda, and statues – great for a quiet reflections or picnic. You can watch the world go by on the busy Argyle St, or the trees.
Kay St, is the home of Nightlife, however, there are many pubs around town, scout around to find your scene.
There are wineries within a short distance of Traralgon, including the Traralgon Vineyard.
Places for kids
Traralgon Skate Park, Harold Preston Park, Davidson Street.
Good for beginners, learning tricks.
BMX track on Shakespeare St.
Good for beginners, also great for Radio Control cars.
Traralgon Outdoor Pool on Kay St. is becoming an indoor aquatics center.
Parky’s play centre – a multi-level play centre to wow the kids.
The Big4 caravan park on the western side of Traralgon has loads of kids activities, including laser challenge.
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Traralgon is part of the Latrobe Valley
I talk about it on the We Travel There podcast, with Lee Huffman.
Other things to do nearby
Another beautiful drive with heaps of history