As the largest town in Latrobe City, Traralgon offers wide, tree-lined streets and spacious parkland whilst also being the region’s entertainment capital flush with alfresco dining options and a thriving pub and club scene. Take in a live show at the Gippsland Performing Arts Centre after dining in one of the many restaurants. Pack a picnic or grab a bite to eat at a café before taking the kids to the Gippsland Regional Aquatic Centre or the adventure playground at Newman Park which includes miniature train rides that operate on the fourth Sunday of the month.
Located in the heart of Gippsland, Traralgon offers excellent accommodation options enabling access to many of Gippsland’s greatest attractions such as Morwell and Tarra Bulga National Parks, the historic gold mining town of Walhalla and a number of state parks. Traralgon has grown to service the region’s energy, agricultural, pastoral, papermaking and timber industries.
A short drive south of the town is the Loy Yang Power Station and open-cut coal mine. The Hyland Highway passes right by the station and open cut and visitor lookouts are provided to marvel at the massive scale of coal mining and electricity generation. The power station’s two chimneys are 260 metres high – similar in height to Melbourne’s Rialto Towers.