Cnr Seymour and Princes Highway
TRARALGON, VIC 3844
Phone: 03 5176 3777
Traralgon is the largest urban area in the very picturesque Latrobe Valley within Victoria not too far from Melbourne. The town was established in the late 1800’s as a stopover point for those during the Gold Rush period, and has many beautiful architecture from this time. There is a local location of Budget Rent a Car so you can hire a vehicle in order to explore the area.
There is a very nice city centre here which has a lot of nice stores and restaurants. One of the larger shopping centres is the Stockland Traralgon Centre, there is something for everyone in this wonderful shopping establishment. Franklin Street, Seymour Street and Hotham Street are very attractive and have quite a number of shops. During the day it’s great for shoppers and at night there are pubs, clubs and cafes to provide entertainment.
The historical architecture here is evident in the main branch Post Office courthouse building complex. Completed in 1886 it is Victorian Italianate with very rich detailing, this is one of the few original Post Office buildings left in the area. Ryan’s Hotel on Franklin is another example of beautiful older architecture left over from Gold Rush days.
Close by and only a short drive in your Budget car hire are Victory Park and Newman Park, two lovely areas to stretch your legs and relax. Victory Park has gorgeous gardens and a band rotunda where live music is performed. Newman Park has activities for children, there’s a playground, a steam train, BBQ’s and public toilets.
If you wish to experience more wilderness you can go visit Tarra-Bulga National Park, it’s about 50 km south of town, an easy trip in your Budget rental car. Here they have amazing giant Mountain Ash trees and wonderful fern gullies, it is an excellent example of a cool temperate rainforest.