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Traralgon - Cities, Towns and Localities
Located some 162 km east of Melbourne, Traralgon is a busy commercial and administrative centre servicing the regions agricultural, pastoral, timber, pulp and paper industries.

Nearby (about 6 km out of town), is the Loy Yang Power Complex, which first opened in 1984 after the discovery of huge reserves of brown coal. The open-cut mine and the two power plants constitute the large power complex in Australia, supplying one third of Victoria’s electricity.

The town is thought to have been named by Edward Hobson, an early settler of the region. The name being derived from two Aboriginal words ‘tarra’ meaning river and ‘algon’ meaning little fish.

Check out our listing of Traralgon accommodation, the Gippsland accommodation and the Latrobe Valley accommodation. For additional attraction, tours and other information visit the tourism centre at The Old White Church, on the Princes Highway, located next to the railway station at Traralgon. They provide accommodation booking service, internet access and stock a range of maps, gifts and souvenirs.

Information Centre

Latrobe Visitor Information Centre
“The Old Church”
Princes Highway
Freecall: 1800 621 409 (within Australia)
Open daily 9 am - 5 pm
Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day
Hours may vary, contact visitor centre

GPS (Traralgon): S 38º 11.793’ E 146º 32.275’

Traralgon Attractions

Tarra Bulga National Park
• Hidden within the Strzelecki Ranges is Tarra-Bulga National Park, that protects some 2,000 hectares of Mountain Ash Forest and Cool Temperate Rainforest. Located approximately 45 mins drive from Traralgon, it can be reached by following Traralgon Creek Road to Balook.

Take a stroll along the popular Corrigan's Suspension Bridge which stretches through the rainforest canopy, and affords spectacular views of the lush fern gully below.

The park provides home to a number of wildlife, and is a popular place for bird watchers. Some of the birds seen in the area include the Pilotbird, Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo, Eastern Whipbird, Laughing Kookaburra, Crimson Rosella, Currawongs, Eastern Yellow Robin, owls, bats and the rarely seen Lyrebird. Animals seen in the park include Common Wombat, Swamp Wallaby, Greater Glider, Sugar Glider, Brush-tailed Possum and Platypus.

Source: Parks Victoria - Tarra-Bulga National Park

Loy Yang Power
Located on the outskirts of Traralgon is Victoria’s single largest energy producing plant, supplying the equivalent of one third of the State’s electricity needs. Check out their website for FAQs, community involvement and other information.
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Traralgon Distance

Distance to Traralgon
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Traralgon:
• Bairnsdale 132
• Foster 99
• Lakes Entrance 168
• Melbourne 164
• Moe 29
• Morwell 18
• Omeo 249
• Paynesville 150
• Sale 52
• Walhalla 46
• Wilsons Promontory NP 133
• Yarram 64
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
The Australian Automotive Motoring Associations also offer select access to travel trip planners.

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