A large industrial town in the Latrobe Valley, Traralgon features expansive tree-lined avenues, cultivated green spaces and preserved heritage buildings. From clubs, eateries and boutiques to national parks and renowned hiking trails, Traralgon has a wide range of cultural attractions.
Things to do in Traralgon
History influences present-day Traralgon in many ways, including remnants of the gold rush years. Stroll through the city centre to see 19th-century architecture, such as the Traralgon Post Office and Ostler House, and visit the 100-year-old St. Michael’s Church on Kay Street. Enjoy the cafes and shopping arcades on Franklin, Seymour and Hotham Streets or indulge in shopping at Stockland Traralgon Shopping Centre.
Travelling with the family? Enjoy a picnic at Victory Park, which offers a children’s playground and miniature train rides on scheduled days. It blends into Newman Park, which has a children’s play area with train-related games and a climbing wall, ramps and ladders.
Nightlife in Traralgon is lively, with dozens of clubs, pubs and lounges featuring live entertainment. For casual dining, check out Little Prince Eating House and Bar or dress up for an evening at Neilsons Kitchen. Snag some tickets to the Latrobe Performing Arts Centre to see a comedy show or catch one of their musical theatre productions.
Visit Narkoojee Winery for Italian food and handcrafted wines while soaking up the spectacular views of the Strzelecki Ranges. Get a bird’s-eye view of miners in action at Miner’s Lookout or explore the temperate rainforest landscapes and Tarra Falls in Tarra Bulga National Park.
Getting around Traralgon
Traralgon lies about two hours from Melbourne. You can rent a car or use the V/Line train and public buses. Regional buses, trains and taxis also provide reliable transportation.