Warragul

Yarragon, Tourism Victoria

Population 11501

Warragul is a thriving rural town with a growing commuter population, being the dairying centre that supplies much of Melbourne's milk. An excellent base to explore the delightful countryside including the Baw Baw snowfields and 'Gippsland Gourmet Country', the town itself showcases 19th-century architecture, especially in the ornate facades and arched windows of Queen St.

Visitor Information

Gippsland Food and Wine, 123 Princes Hwy, Yarragon; (03) 5634 2451

www.westgippsland.com.au

Nearby national parks

  • Yarra Ranges National Park

    Lofty mountain ash bathed in mist, rare and endangered plants and animals, snow in winter and pristine pockets of bushland make Yarra Ranges...more

  • Kinglake National Park

    Surrounding the township of Kinglake, this bush retreat close to Melbourne offers views of the Yarra Valley, the city skyline and Port...more

  • Mitchell River National Park

    Stunning river scenery, thickets of temperate rainforest, idyllic fern gullies and tracts of rugged countryside are the background to a wide...more

Nearby towns

  • Moe

    Like many of the towns in this region, Moe is supported by the power industry, but it has managed to avoid becoming a grim industrial...more

  • Korumburra

    Established in 1887, Korumburra stands firmly as the heritage centre of South Gippsland. The township was a primary producer of black coal...more

  • Leongatha

    Leongatha is a thriving town, considered the commercial centre of South Gippsland. Idyllically positioned as a gateway to Gippsland...more

In Town

West Gippsland Arts Centre Part of the town's fantastic, architect-designed civic centre complex, the centre is a mecca for art lovers from across the state. It houses a good permanent collection of contemporary visual arts and is known for the variety of theatre productions and events held here throughout the year. Ask inside for a full program of events. Civic Pl; (03) 5624 2456.

Nearby

Mt Worth State Park This park protects a rich variety of native flora including the silver wattle and the Victorian Christmas bush. The Giant's Circuit is a walk that takes in a massive old mountain ash that is 7 m in circumference. Other walks include the Moonlight Creek and MacDonalds tracks, both of which are easily accessible. No camping is permitted. Contact Parks Victoria on 13 1963; access via Grand Ridge Rd; 22 km SE.

Yarragon Nestled in the foothills of the Strzelecki Ranges and with views of green rolling hills, Yarragon is a wonderful destination with an abundance of delightful shops and accommodation options. It boasts one of Gippsland's leading antique stores and a unique gallery renowned for its quality original artwork, exquisite jewellery, beautiful handblown glass and much more. Sample local wines and gourmet produce, including award-winning cheeses from Tarago River and Jindi Cheese. 13 km SE.

Gippsland Gourmet Country: the renowned 'Gippsland Gourmet Country' takes in lush green pastures and state forests to reveal a diverse range of superb gourmet delights. Previously known as 'Gourmet Deli Country', Gippsland Gourmet encompasses some of the best food and wine producers in the region, including trout, venison, cheese, berries, potatoes, herbs and wine. Sure to tempt your tastebuds and tantalise the senses; details from visitor centre.

Darnum Musical Village: a complex of buildings housing a collection of musical instruments dating back to the 1400s; Princes Hwy; 8 km E.

Oakbank Angoras and Alpacas: sales of yarn and knitted goods; near Drouin, 8 km W.

Waterfalls: Glen Cromie, Drouin West (10 km NW); Glen Nayook, south of Nayook; and Toorongo Falls, just north of Noojee.

Neerim South: visit Tarago Cheese Company for tastings and sales of top-quality cheeses, or enjoy a picnic or barbecue at the pleasant reserve near the Tarago Reservoir. Scenic drives through mountain country start from town; 17 km N.

Grand Ridge Road: 132 km drive that starts at Seaview, 17 km S, and traverses the Strzelecki Ranges to Tarra–Bulga National Park (see Yarram for park details).

Nayook: good fresh produce, a fruit-and-berry farm, and the Country Farm Perennials Nursery and Gardens; 29 km N.

Childers: Sunny Creek Fruit and Berry Farm, and Windrush Cottage; 31 km SE.

Noojee: a mountain town featuring a historic trestle bridge and the Alpine Trout Farm; 39 km N.

Fishing spots near town

Tarwin River 55 km

Estuary perch are the saltwater equivalent of Australian bass, and are highly regarded as sport fish. The Tarwin River is among the more exalted of Victoria’s estuary systems with a solid reputation for producing... Find out more


Eco-friendly activities around town

Baw Baw National Park 50 km

This 13 300-hectare national park cradles the low-key ski resort at Mount Baw Baw, the closest downhill ski resort to Melbourne. Near the resort are 10 kilometres of groomed cross-country trails (and you can hire gear at... Find out more


Cafes & restaurants around town

The Grange Cafe & Deli

The new chef/owner of this bustling country cafe has big plans to add to its current menu of great toasted sandwiches by introducing a small à la carte menu of more substantial dishes, such as risotto, pasta,... Find out more


The Outpost Retreat

The rustic country styling of the Outpost’s restaurant and bar might have you thinking this is some sort of tourist theme park, but once the food starts landing on the table you soon realise this is a place... Find out more


Sticcado Cafe

This small single shopfront cafe opened in 2000 to promote local home-grown beef. Today, while it dispenses good coffee and ready-made focaccia and sandwiches to visitors who want a quick meal, it still sources Gippsland... Find out more


Nearby breweries

Grand Ridge Brewery 34 km

One of the country’s longest-running craft breweries began life as the Strzelecki Brewery in 1988, but operated for only a brief period before being re-branded as Grand Ridge under new ownership. Over the ensuing... Find out more


Campsites around town

Hawthorn Bridge camping area 25 km

Hawthorn Bridge, which was recently rebuilt, crosses the Latrobe River some 25 km north-east of Neerim South. You can camp on either side of the bridge site to make the most of the swimming and fishing on offer. Get... Find out more


Gentle Annie camping area (bush camping) 25 km

Like Blue Range, this is another cleared bush camping area in the north of the park. It’s close to the Lawson Falls Picnic Ground, where walking tracks provide a gentle half-hour or a more-challenging 2-hour... Find out more


Latrobe River camping area 31 km

This camping area is sited next to the Latrobe River in the south of the park. If you find the surrounding mountain ash mesmerising, make sure you hunt out the sky-scraping Ada Tree, a real giant – one of the... Find out more


Lake Narracan Caravan Park 32 km

When its water levels are high enough, Lake Narracan, 5 km north-east of Moe, is a popular watersports venue. Besides sailing and canoeing, waterskiing is also conducted here under the auspices of what’s believed... Find out more


Nash Creek camping area 32 km

In the heart of the park, Nash Creek has an isolated feel. It’s reached via Black Snake Creek Rd, west of the junction with Bunyip River Rd. From the nearby Dyers Picnic Ground you can undertake the 17 km Dyer... Find out more


Blue Range camping area (bush camping) 32 km

You can go bush camping in a cleared area in the north of the park along Bunyip Ridge Track, off Bunyip River Rd. You’ll need a 4WD and must be fully equipped, as there are no facilities here. The pay-off is that... Find out more


Toorongo Falls camping area 36 km

These bushy camping sites are close to the swirling Toorongo River. They can’t be booked in advance, so get here early during peak holiday periods. A walking track bends about 1.5 km north-east from the camping... Find out more


Ada No. 2 Mill camping area (walk-in camping) 37 km

Tucked away deep in the forest, this is a walk-in bush-camping spot on the 33 km, 2-day Walk into History Trail that leads from Warburton to Powelltown. The section of the track heading from the mill up to Highlead... Find out more


Loch Valley (The Poplars) camping area 38 km

Loch Valley is a peaceful spot to the north of Noojee, a small town between Yarra Junction and Baw Baw National Park. About 7 km from Noojee and accessed via Henty St from Powelltown Rd, which leads off Bennett St,... Find out more


Seninis camping area 38 km

This well-shaded campground, the only one in the park, is set on the grassy banks of Tyers River. Access is from Seninis Track, which runs off the Moe–Erica Rd and leads through an area noted for a wildflower... Find out more


Caravan parks around town

Warragul Gardens Holiday Park 1 km

This owner-operated park has spacious grassy sites, good facilities and great amenities. However, the focal point is the magnificent gardens; these alone make the park worth a visit. Bookings are required in peak... Find out more


Glen Cromie Caravan Park 10 km

In a large, park-like setting on the banks of a stream, this is a popular caravan park during weekends and holiday periods. It is a great place for a family break and just a short drive from the greater Melbourne area.... Find out more


Rawson Caravan Park 47 km

Close to Walhalla, Thomson Dam, the forests and the mountains, this little-known park is an excellent base for exploring the local area. It has good facilities, including a bistro. Bookings are required in peak periods... Find out more


Traralgon Park Lane Holiday Park 48 km

This is a very good quality park with gleaming amenities and excellent facilities. The park is about 2 km east of town, on the highway. It is a great base to explore the Latrobe Valley and surrounding areas.... Find out more


Rest areas around town

Bunyip rest area 13 km

29km W of Yarragon (L)

Adjacent to the highway. For westbound only.


Trafalgar park area 20 km

At Trafalgar

Middle of town via the service road.


Gumbuya rest area 25 km

77km E of Melbourne (L) or 40km W of Yarragon (R)

Secluded among trees well off the highway.


Traralgon park area 49 km

32km E of Trafalgar (L) or 7km W of Traralgon (R)

Adjacent to the highway among a few trees.


What's on around town

Harvest of Gippsland: Mar.

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