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Rosedale

Set on the banks of the Latrobe River, the Princes Highway town of Rosedale began as a strategic staging post on the coach route between Port Albert and Sale and remains a convenient launching pad for trips to south Gippsland, the Latrobe Valley and the Strzelecki Ranges.

The town occupies part of the Holey Plain grazing run owned by the Curlewis brothers and takes its name from Rosedale Station which was opened up in the mid 1840s by David Parry-Okeden and his wife Rosalie who bequeathed her name to the village.

It is a pleasant town with its share of historic buildings including the Mechanics Institute (1863) and St Mark's Church (1874). Nambrok, a brick mansion set on the crest of a hill a few kilometres to the east of Rosedale, was built for pastoralist John King, a grandson of the third Governor of NSW.

Rosedale is at the centre of a shire which embraces Ninety Mile Beach and Holey Plains State Park.

Rosedale: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Holey Plains State Park


Holey Plains State Park covers an area of 10,638 hectares of mostly Banksia and Eucalypt open-forest and woodlands growing in a series of low sandy ridges. Proclaimed in 1977, the park protects an extremely high diversity of native flora and abundant wildlife, while providing for bushwalking, picnicking, camping and other activities.

Explore the park on foot on a number of different walks. Many of the tracks off Rosedale-Stradbroke Road provide easy walks and are particularly beautiful in spring when wildflowers are in bloom.

Before you go
Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website.

Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.





Rosedale - Stradbroke Rd
Rosedale, VIC, 3847

Located 4.0K from Rosedale

Gippsland Armed Forces Museum


The Gippsland Armed Forces Museum aims to preserve Gippsland's military heritage, and provide the means to display and highlight the role played by Gippslanders in the countries Defence Forces, both in peace and war.

It is a regional military museum that researches, educates and displays the role that Gippsland men and women of have played in the defence of Australia in times of war and peace from 1885 to the present.

The collection includes military service from 1885 to now, items vary from personnel items to weapons both longarm, smallarm and bayonets, as well as items from Gallipoli, France, and Belguim.

Other displays depict photographs, maps and more. Incorporated into this collection is the Aucterlonie Collection.




Lyon Crescent,
West Sale Aerodrome
Fulham, VIC, 3851

Located 16.7K from Rosedale

Gippsland Plains Rail Trail


Location: Traralgon to Stratford
Distance: 67 kilometres one way
Track: Generally smooth dirt or gravel track
Grade: Level One - No experience required
Start: Intersection of Marshalls Rd and the Traralgon-Maffra Road (C105)
Finish: Apex Park, Stratford, beside the Avon River

The Gippsland Plains Rail Trail is a 67 kilometre recreational trail following the former historic Gippsland Plains railway line route between Stratford and Traralgon.

Traralgon to Glengarry (10 kilometres)
Pass through the scenic Latrobe River floodplain and over four spectacular restored bridges.

Glengarry to Toongabbie (9 kilometres)
This path leads to the peaceful Eaglehawk Creek, ideal for picnicking.

Toongabbie to Cowwarr (9 kilometres)
This section sets out across the plains with views towards the Great Dividing Range.

Cowwarr to Heyfield via Dawson (11 kilometres)
Head out of Cowarr past the scenic Rainbow Creek crossing and continue through the rich river flats.

Heyfield to Tinamba (10 kilometres)
The Tinamba Hotel makes for a great food stop.

Tinamba to Maffra (8 kilometres)
This section of the trail has an excellent surface and passes through wetlands, forest and a number of creek crossings.

Maffra to Stratford via Powerscourt (10 kilometres)
The trail follows the main railway line through quintessentially country landscape.




Marshalls and the Traralgon-Maffra Roads
Traralgon, VIC, 3844

Located 19.9K from Rosedale

Rosedale: Events

Rosedale Community Market


The Rosedale Community Market is a small community marketheld on the second Sunday of every month.

A wide variety of stalls and a berbecue operates, supplying hot food, tea, coffee and cold drinks are on site.

Monies raised from the market goes towards the preservation of the Old Rosedale School building on the park.


Event Dates
2016
      11th Dec
2017
      8th Jan
      12th Feb
      12th Mar
      9th Apr
      14th May
      11th Jun
      9th Jul
      13th Aug
      10th Sep
      8th Oct
      12th Nov
      10th Dec
2018
      14th Jan


Prince Street
Rosedale, VIC, 3847

Located 0.4K from Rosedale

Rosedale Speedway


Super Sedan Feature VSC Sprintcars, Divi II Hot Rods, Std Saloons, Wingless Sprints, Ladies Std Saloons, Kids Bike Race. Gates open at 1:00pm.

Racing starts at 5:00pm. Meet and greet the drivers at 3:30pm near the playground.

Pits are open to spectators til 4:00pm.


Event Dates
2016
      27th Dec


Corner Rosedale-Stradbroke and Evergreen Roads
Rosedale, VIC, 3847

Located 2.2K from Rosedale

Rosedale Speedway


Rosedale Speedway is a great day out for all, with Divi II Hot Rods, Std Saloons, Junior Std Saloons, Ladies Std Saloons, Sports Sedans, and Mechanics Race.

Tickets are available at the gate.

Gates open at 5:00pm.


Event Dates
2016
      27th Dec
2017
      21st Jan
      18th Feb
      18th Mar
      14th Apr
      13th May
      3rd Jun


Rosedale-Stradbroke Road
Rosedale, VIC, 3847

Located 6.6K from Rosedale

Heyfield Market


The Heyfield Market takes place on the first Saturday of every month - 8:00am to 1:00pm.

Heyfield Saturday Market has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere with over 28 stalls of home made, home grown and quality second hand goods (trash and treasure), as well as honey and potatoes. Enjoy a barbecue or Devonshire tea, sandwiches and cakes. The market raises money for the St James Anglican Church.

In addition to the market the Heyfield Historical Museum is also open every market day from 10:00am to 2:00pm or at other times by appointment and is located just through the crossroads from the market on Harbeck Street. It houses an array of local information and memorabilia from the late 1800's to more recent times.


Event Dates
2017
      7th Jan
      4th Feb
      4th Mar
      1st Apr
      6th May
      3rd Jun
      1st Jul
      5th Aug
      2nd Sep
      7th Oct
      4th Nov
      2nd Dec
2018
      6th Jan


Temple Street
Heyfield, VIC, 3858

Located 18.8K from Rosedale

Sale Producers Market


Sale Producers Market is held on the third Saturday of every month among the picturesque elm trees at the local Showgrounds. In winter the market is held indoors at the Horse Pavilion.

You will find no re-sellers at this market, only quality products that are home grown, home baked, preserved, picked and handmade.

New stall holder enquiries are welcome.


Event Dates
2016
      17th Dec
2017
      21st Jan
      18th Feb
      18th Mar
      15th Apr
      20th May
      17th Jun
      15th Jul
      19th Aug
      16th Sep
      21st Oct
      18th Nov
      16th Dec
2018
      20th Jan


Sale-Maffra Road
Sale, VIC, 3850

Located 24.4K from Rosedale

Rosedale: Travel Tips

Latrobe Visitor Information Centre


The Latrobe Visitor Information Centre is located on the Princes Highway (next to the train station) in Traralgon. It is a dedicated tourism centre offering professional and local knowledge on Latrobe City and the wider Gippsland region.

Key highlights of the area include the cool temperate rain forests of Tarra Bulga National Park, Morwell National Park and waterways like Lake Narracan and the popular Hazelwood Pondage. Discover one of the most successful old gold mining towns in Victoria, Walhalla, and other quaint country towns including Yinnar, Glengarry and Toongabbie.

Latrobe City is also the major producer of Victoria's electricity. The area is fertile in brown coal deposits and visitors have the opportunity to learn about the production of electricity whilst in the area by following the Power Trail Route 98.

The team offers friendly local knowledge and assistance for attractions, local businesses and services, restaurants and cafes, museums, galleries, wineries and local produce, sporting facilities, events, rail trails and gardens.

The Latrobe Visitor Information Centre also provide a free accommodation booking service, public computer, bike rack, Chargebar (charges virtually all devices), free Wi-Fi and offer a range of local and Australian made souvenirs for purchase.




41 Princes Street
Traralgon, VIC, 3844

Located 22.4K from Rosedale

Wellington Visitor Information Centre - Sale


The Wellington Visitor Information Centre in Sale can provide you with information to assist you in your travel through the Wellington Shire region and to make your stay more enjoyable.

You will find an excellent range of brochures, showcasing what and where you can go to enjoy what this region has to offer. The staff are extremely happy to assist you with your requests.

The Wellington Shire region, which is in Central Gippsland, is a very diverse area with much to see. It stretches from the snowfields to the ocean including the longest unbroken stretch of beach in the world known as the Ninety Mile Beach. It also has beautiful National Parks, High Country and Wetlands within an hours drive of Sale.

Wellington Visitor Information Centre - Sale offers many activities for visitors to the regions, some of which are water activities on Lake Wellington such as water skiing, sailing, canoeing and swimming. While in the region you can also go cycling, horse riding, bush walking or hiking along the picturesque landscape.




8 Foster Street
Sale, VIC, 3850

Located 24.0K from Rosedale

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