Tarra-Bulga National Park, Tourism Victoria

Population 1716

Yarram is deep in the dairy country of South Gippsland, and at the heart of some of its most beautiful locales, from the splendour of Ninety Mile Beach to the refreshingly cool atmosphere of Tarra–Bulga National Park. Yarram was originally settled on a swamp, and its name is derived from an Aboriginal word meaning 'plenty of water'.

Visitor Information

Old Courthouse, 9 Rodgers St; (03) 5182 6553


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  • Foster

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In Town

Regent Theatre: built in 1930, this theatre has been wonderfully restored. Cinemas operate on weekends and school holidays; Commercial Rd.


Tarra–Bulga National Park Tarra–Bulga is a tranquil park with spectacular river and mountain views. Fern Gully Walk takes in the dense, temperate rainforests of mountain ash, myrtle and sassafras. The walk leads across a suspension bridge high among the treetops. A walk to Cyathea or Tarra falls, surrounded by lush fern gullies, completes the rainforest experience. Look out for rosellas, lyrebirds and the occasional koala. The Tarra–Bulga Visitor Centre is on Grand Ridge Rd near Balook; from Yarram, access the park from Tarra Valley Rd; 20 km NW.

Won Wron Forest: great for walks, with wildflowers in spring; Hyland Hwy; 16 km N.

Beaches: there are many attractive beaches in the region, including Manns, for fishing, 16 km SE; McLoughlins, 23 km E; and Woodside Beach, which is patrolled in summer; 29 km E.

Tarra Valley: there are many great gardens, including Eilean Donan Gardens and Riverbank Nursery; located just north-west of Yarram.

Scenic drive: a 46 km circuit goes from Yarram through Hiawatha and takes in Minnie Ha Ha Falls on Albert River, where picnic and camping facilities are provided.

Fishing spots near town

Port Albert 12 km

Port Albert in South Gippsland has become increasingly popular with anglers looking for size and variety.  The huge snapper that arrive every spring remain a major attraction, but they are just one  part of the... Find out more

Corner Inlet 41 km

The sheltered waters of Corner Inlet yield snapper, salmon, whiting and trevally, and the area is popular with game fishermen because it offers the safest ocean entrance between Westernport Bay and Eden in NSW. Port... Find out more

Shallow Inlet 54 km

Shallow Inlet is one of few places in Victoria where you can launch your boat off the beach. You can reach the inlet via Sandy Point or from the Wilsons Promontory side, turning from the Fish Creek–Yanakie road. ... Find out more

Tarwin River 64 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

Birdwatching around Gippsland 41 km

This stretch of Victorian coast offers some of the best birdwatching in the country. Two locations, both Ramsar-listed, are worth a visit. Protected by the northern arm of Wilsons Promontory, the wetlands of Corner... Find out more

Nearby breweries

Grand Ridge Brewery 48 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

White Womans Waterhole camping area 13 km

This is a large, shady area and the only place in the forest where you can camp. Several walks radiate out from this site: the White Womans Walk highlights the diverse vegetation, while the Old Railway Walk retraces what... Find out more

Snake Island camping areas (boat-based camping) 22 km

The largest sand island in Victoria has 3 official places for campers: Swashway, Gulf and Huts. None has facilities, so you need to be self-sufficient. Surf-fishing and walking to the remote reaches of the island,... Find out more

Reeves Beach camping area 24 km

From this scenic camping area, you can walk into the sunrise along Ninety Mile Beach, the sand barrier that stops the Gippsland Lakes from becoming part of Bass Strait. At Reeves you might spot dolphins or whales... Find out more

Little Snake Island camping areas (boat-based camping) 25 km

Little Snake Island is closer to the Gippsland coast than its larger neighbour; it’s just offshore from Port Welshpool. As with Snake Island, the only access is by boat, and a permit is needed to camp here. The... Find out more

Jack Smith camping area (bush camping) 32 km

Camping in the exposed bushland around shallow Jack Smith Lake allows you to observe cormorants, swans, pelicans, teals, egrets and many other waterbirds as they pursue insects and other food around the lake; sea eagles... Find out more

Middle Creek camping area (bush camping) 33 km

From the small town of Yinnar, south of the Strzelecki Hwy, get onto Middle Creek Rd and follow it for 10 km to the south-east. Here, at a secluded spot beside Middle Creek, you’ll find a small bush-camping area... Find out more

Tin Mine Cove camping area (walk-in camping) 35 km

Tin Mine Cove is at the north-eastern tip of Wilsons Promontory, west of Mt Hunter. It requires 11 km of very difficult walking to get here from Lower Barry Creek. Have a swim in Corner Inlet or at the nearby Chinaman... Find out more

Morwell River camping areas 36 km

Blackfish, trout and crayfish are the prime targets for anglers when they set themselves up along the banks of the Morwell River. If you’re a like-minded soul, head for one of the campsites strung out along Morwell... Find out more

Turtons Creek camping area 37 km

You can camp without facilities beside Turtons Creek about 18 km north of Foster. Near the campsite, reached via Turtons Creek Rd, which branches off the Boolarra–Foster Rd, you’ll find a lovely little... Find out more

McGaurans Beach camping area 39 km

McGaurans Beach is 21 km north-east of Woodside. North of the township, take Giffard Rd off the South Gippsland Hwy, and after 9 km take the signposted turning onto McGaurans Beach Rd. Note: while you can enjoy observing... Find out more

Caravan parks around town

Traralgon Park Lane Holiday Park 42 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

Sale Motor Village 60 km

This caravan park is alongside the highway, just 1 km west of the town centre. It is a good base for exploring the area or a convenient overnight stop. Bookings are required during peak periods and a minimum-length stay... Find out more

Rest areas around town

Traralgon park area 43 km

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

Adjacent to the highway among a few trees.

Blind Joe Creek park area 46 km

21km E of Traralgon (R) or 2km W of Rosedale (L)

Just off the highway near the caravan park.

Willows rest area 48 km

1km NE of Rosedale (L) or 25km SW of Sale (R)

Large grassed area just off the highway.

Trafalgar park area 60 km

At Trafalgar

Middle of town via the service road.

What's on around town

Tarra Festival: Easter.

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