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Traralgon is a city in the Latrobe Valley, in the Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia. It has a population of around 22,000 people (2012 estimate).

Guide to Traralgon Hotels

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Traralgon Post Office
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More on Traralgon

Sir Paul Edmund de Strzelecki was the first European to explore the Traralgon area following his return from the exploring the Snowy Mountains. He discovered that the Latrobe Valley was very fertile. This quickly attracted settlers to the area to establish dairy farms.

The town of Traralgon was founded in the early 1860s. A railway line connecting it to Melbourne was completed in 1877. It remained largely a farming town until the 1930s, when a paper mill was built there. In 1960, Trafalgon-born Sir Macfarlane Burnet became a joint winner of the Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine.

Today, much of historic Traralgon was been erased by modern development. Nevertheless some of the noted historic landmarks still stand today, among them the Post Office and Courthouse built in 1886, and Ryans Hotel built in 1914.

St Michael's Catholic Church, Traralgon
St Michael's Catholic Church, Traralgon
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Visiting Traralgon

From Melbourne, take the M1 (Princes Freeway) heading east till you reach Traralgon.

Places of Interest in Traralgon

  1. Newman Park Miniature Railway
    Miniature train offering rides on a kilometer of tracks through the scenic surroundings of Newman Park.

  2. Tarra-Bulga National Park
    National park covering 1,625 hectares protecting the cool temperate rainforest of the Strzelecki Ranges.