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Named, presumably, by an admirer of British naval hero Lord Horatio Nelson who scored his most notable victory over the French and Spanish fleets off Spain's Cape Trafalgar in 1805, the La Trobe Valley town of Trafalgar is at the centre of a lush dairy district 120km east of Melbourne. For many years Trafalgar was sustained by dairy processing industries, but with the intense development of nearby coalfields it has become largely a dormitory suburb for the heavy industry and power stations of the La Trobe Valley. Jim Forsyth, former Essendon Aussie Rules high-flyer, is a local while his son, Tim, became the youngest Olympic high jump medallist in history when he took bronze at the age of 18 in the 1992 Games in Barcelona. Trafalgar is a convenient launch pad for trips into the Upper Latrobe and Tanjil River valleys in the mountains to the north and to take in the scenic sights from Grand Ridge Road. There is a lookout over the nearby Narracan Falls and Henderson's Gully and the local streams attract the serious trout fishermen.

Trafalgar: Where To Go / Sightseeing

The Station Gallery Yarragon

The Station Gallery and Community Arts Hub Yarragon is part of the exciting arts scene in Yarragon, and is a vibrant meeting place to sample local arts. The Station Gallery is conveniently located across the road from the town centre at the Yarragon Railway Station, on the Princes Freeway just over an hour from Melbourne.

The gallery caters to lover's of art with a changing display of art by local artists and artisans. The exhibitions by local artists change each month. Exhibitions are either a single artist or a group exhibition.

Workshops and drop in sessions cater for those wishing to learn new skills from Wednesday to Friday on a casual basis. Workshops take place on weekends.

The Gallery is a run by the Baw Baw Arts Alliance and acts as a one stop shop for all arts related activities in the region

Yarragon Railway Station,
Princes Highway
Yarragon, VIC, 3823

Located 6.9K from Trafalgar

Old Gippstown

Step back in time to the 18502 s and enjoy a visit to Old Gippstown, Gippsland's Heritage Park in Moe. This complete historical township filled with authentic buildings and d?cor makes an ideal venue for weddings and functions.

Old Gippstown is also renowned for its Coach house which contains one of Victoria's best collections of horse drawn vehicles.

The beautiful garden settings are perfect for picnics and barbecues. You can also see a large variety of agricultural and industrial machinery ranging from horse drawn, steam-driven or manually operated, and the blacksmiths forge, in which many were manufactured.

The General Store and The Water Wheel garden dressmaking shop contain displays of original implements used around the home in the 1850s. Tynong Theatre, at which a screening of old black and white movies, newsreel and shorts can be arranged for visitors. Prior arrangements must be made.

Visit the local police station and spend a short stretch in the local jail.

Drop past the local doctor's quarters - do not forget to look out for the ghost.

Old Gippstown also cater for school bookings. Please call them to find out more information.

211 Lloyd Street
Moe, VIC, 3825

Located 7.9K from Trafalgar

Nickelby at Darnum

Nickelby at Darnum is the home of Nickelby Designs, their own wearable art pieces woven the SAORI way. Visit the large shop stocking not only their own designs, but a large range of commercial garments as well. On good weather days the alpacas are also there to meet and greet visitors.

Nickelby at Darnum is also a licenced venue, so you can book in for a ploughman's lunch with a glass of wine and sit back and enjoy the views and the lovely alpacas or enjoy coffee and cake with their own unique secret blended coffee that you cannot find anywhere else.

As one of the largest alpaca farm shops in Australia, you are certain to find exactly what you are looking for.

308 Darnum Shady Creek Road
Darnum, VIC, 3822

Located 11.5K from Trafalgar

Mount Worth State Park

Mount Worth State Park protects a remnant of the forests that once covered the western Strzelecki Ranges. Tall wet forests of Mountain Ash, Mountain Grey Gum and Blackwood grow on the hills and slopes and tree fers flourish in sheltered gullies.

Walking, picnicking and sightseeing are the most popular activities. The Giant's Circuit walk follows an old tramline route along Lorkin Creek to the Standing Giant - a huge Mountain Ash seven metres in circumference and probably more than 300 years old. Two lookouts on McDonald's Track give panoramic views over the Latrobe River valley, the Great Dividing Range and Westernport Bay.

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.

Grand Ridge Rd
Warragul, VIC, 3820

Located 18.0K from Trafalgar

Trafalgar: Events

Trafalgar Arts Winter Market

The Trafalgar Arts Winter Market is a free cultural event where visitors can view and experience what the local arts community has to offer. Artists showcase their unique handmade art works including painting, printmaking, illustrations, sculpture, ceramics, mosaics, photography, woodwork, furniture, fibre work, knitting, metalwork, handmade jewellery and clothing.

Visitors can also enjoy live music and performers while enjoying the handmade work of our artists and artisans. The market is a unique experience that brings the creative to the community. It provides an opportunity for people to talk directly with artists about their work. It offers a venue for artists to build networks and collaborate with other artists and to be part of an active creative community.

Event Dates
      4th Nov
      2nd Dec
      6th Jan
      3rd Feb
      3rd Mar

30 Contingent Street
Trafalgar, VIC, 3824

Located 0.4K from Trafalgar

2017 Summit Survivor

Summit Survivor is the most obstacle-dense mud-run course in Victoria. There are an epic 36 obstacles across five kilometres.

This will be the most fun, challenging, crazy day of your life. Walk, run or sprint your way through this epic course. Take on the giant slide, tunnels, mud, nets, beams, walls, ice, zaps and so much more.

Summit Survivor is for adventurous 12 to 60 year olds. 87 per cent of participants said they found it the 'ideal difficulty'. Beginners through to hard-core racers will get an awesome buzz and be pushed by the physical and mental challenges.

There is the five kilometre adult course and kids course for four to 12 year olds, with 16 obstacles across 1.3 kilometres. This is like Tough Mudder, but more fun. Build your team, dress up and really have fun with it - there are prizes for the best dressed.

Summit Survivor is located only 90 minutes from Melbourne in Trafalgar East. You will not want to miss this. Rally together your friends and visit the website to enter.

Event Dates
      18th Nov

21 Cemetery Road
Trafalgar East, VIC, 3824

Located 4.1K from Trafalgar

Yarragon Market

The monthly Yarragon Market has a range of art, craft and produce from the West Gippsland region and is held every fourth Saturday 8:00am - 1:00pm except for a special December market (details to be announced closer to that market).

Nestled in the foothills of the Strzelecki ranges with vistas of green rolling hills Yarragon Village is a charming country town with an abundance of delightful shops and places to eat to satisfy all desires.

Explore this beautiful region and stay a bit longer.

Event Dates
      28th Oct
      25th Nov

7 Campbell Street
Yarragon, VIC, 3823

Located 7.7K from Trafalgar

Old Gippstown Twilight Carnival Market

Come along to the Old Gippstown Twilight Carnival Market for a fun filled night of rides attractions such as dodgem cars, jumping castle for young and old, side Shows and plenty more.

Enjoy market stalls ranging from cakes, jewellery, coffee and hand crafted items.

Event Dates
      9th Feb

211 Lloyd Street
Moe, VIC, 3825

Located 7.9K from Trafalgar

Halloween at Old Gippstown

Come along for a fun filled night for the whole family, trick or treat passes available, rides, haunted house, side shows, face painting and much more.

Dress up in your spookiest outfit and enter best dressed costume open to all ages.

Event Dates
      27th Oct

211 Lloyd Street
Moe, VIC, 3825

Located 7.9K from Trafalgar

Ladies Who Lunch

Gather three to nine of your friends and come and enjoy a relaxing lunch at Nickelby At Darnum with the alpacas. Start with a glass of local bubbles and then sit down to a ploughman's platter of local delights, followed by home made cake and local award winning Swig Coffee.

Enjoy a glass of wine with lunch as part of the lunch and if you wish to sit back and enjoy a leisurely afternoon then further drinks can be purchased at bar prices. All this for only $40.00 per person. Bookings giving 48 hours notice are required and a 50 per cent deposit is required to secure your place.

15 guests can be seated either inside or out, so you will feel like you have the venue and the views all to yourself. A trip to a world renowned local gallery can also be arranged or you can just explore the shop and learn all about how Nickelby make their wearable art from alpaca.

Event Dates
      20th Oct
      3rd Nov
      17th Nov
      1st Dec
      15th Dec
      12th Jan
      26th Jan
      9th Feb
      23rd Feb

308 Darnum-Shady Creek Road
Darnum, VIC, 3822

Located 11.5K from Trafalgar

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