Tyers is a small town 10 kilometres north-west of Traralgon with new subdivisions opening up offering a rural setting for new residents. The township was known as ‘Boola Boola’ until 1852 at which time it was named after the surveyor and explorer Charles Tyers. The town offers a post office, general store with fuel, primary school, community hall, CFA, sporting grounds and parkland.
The Tyers Arts Festival is an annual event held in November which commenced in 1979 and has grown to be one of the most anticipated arts festivals in regional Victoria.
Tyers was the birth place and home town of Jean Galbraith, well-known Australian botanist, gardener, writer of children’s books and poet. A flora reserve in Tyers is a tribute to her work.
Just two kilometres north of Tyers is a lookout offering expansive views of the Latrobe Valley across to the Strzelecki Ranges in the south and is a delight to see at night with the lights below.
Set in the foothills to the north of the town, Tyers Park encompasses the fine scenery of the Tyers Gorge where the Tyers River winds between steep forested slopes. The park has an abundance of diverse wildflowers and birdlife, making it a favourite destination for naturalists. Six kilometres north of the town, Peterson’s Lookout overlooks the Tyers River Gorge