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A Guide to Traralgon
Located right in the heart of the Latrobe Valley basin in the Gippsland Region lies the large, leafy city of Traralgon. Known for its beautiful wide open spaces, lush park lands and generous tree lined streets, the city has some fascinating roots far back in the gold rush era, and has now firmly established itself as the premier energy source location for the whole of Victoria. With plenty to see and do, no matter if you are a history buff, a nature lover or party animal - Traralgon has it all.
High Achievements Indeed!
Probably the most notable achievements by sons and daughters of Traralgon comes in the form of the Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine awarded to Sir Macfarlane Burnet in 1960. In what clearly was a monumental year for him and Traralgon, also in 1960, he was the inaugural recipient of the honorary Australian of the Year award, and yet still, has a further host of awards and medals to his name.
Things to See and Do in Traralgon
The Tarra Bulga National Park is a dramatic temperate rainforest in the midst of the glorious Tarra Falls. Pack a picnic, do some of the bush walks, bask in Mother Nature's glory or even stay over in one of the cottages.
Tyers Park is just one of the many incredible parks that are synonymous with Traralgon. Popular during the spring when there are bright carpets of flowers, it is a true nature lover's paradise all year round. You can swim, fish, picnic and hike here.
The Newman Park Miniature Railway is a miniature steam and diesel train park. It's perfect for an outing with your kids and your even bigger kids - the men - who will be enthralled by the vintage train delights. Rides on the trains can be enjoyed on Sundays through allocated slots during the year.
The Latrobe Regional Gallery is an impressive collective showcasing a constantly changing display of art and sculptures throughout the year. Find no less than 8 gallery spaces and an excellent arts, crafts and coffee shop for visitors to enjoy.
The Power Trail Route is a one of a kind tourist educational tour - of the power stations in Latrobe. Taking about 2 hours, it explores the area where 90% of Australia's brown coal reserves come from and which provide nearly all of the state's electrical power. You will tour mines and power stations and find out all about the geology of the mineral rich Latrobe Valley. A not to miss tour for anyone visiting the area.
Victory Park is an ideal outing for a lazy afternoon with the kids. Check out all the marble sculptures and picturesque gardens before walking over the little bridge to Newman Park where there is a stunning adventure park that the kids will just love. Pack some refreshments and make a day of it.
Mount Baw Baw is a well-known alpine resort just outside of Traralgon. Ideal for winter sports like skiing and snowboarding, during the summer time the resort is busy as well. You can hire an iPod and do a self-tour hike, hire mountain bikes and stay overnight. Kids will love the toboggan run and you can check out real time snow and resort cams online.
Stockland Traralgon is a retail therapist's heaven and with almost 50 shops, loads of food courts and coffee shops, you won't' leave here empty handed. The indoor shopping centre is a good place to stash a shopaholic for a few hours while chilling out at one of the parks with a good book for the afternoon.