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Trafalgar

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

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 Alpacas, Nickelby Designs and Nickelby Olives; where you can take the opportunity to come and see this working alpaca stud.

Owned by Angela Betheras who is also the RIRDC 2011 Victorian Rural Woman of the Year, Nickelby at Darnum operates a farm gate selling beautiful alpaca garments made from fine Australian fleece as well as stylish garments from Peru. Nickelby at Darnum have throw rugs, jumpers, coats, scarves, hats and doonas, to name a few, all made from this beautiful fibre.

Whilst stocking an extensive range of commercial garments, Nickelby Designs is Angela's own range and this is all made from Australian Alpaca, mostly from her own animals. They also stock alpaca yarn including hand dyed Australian alpaca yarn.

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 our own unique secret blended coffee that you can't find anywhere else.

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

Groups are more than welcome by prior arrangement, seven days per week




308 Darnum Shady Creek Road
Darnum, VIC, 3822

Located 11.5K from Trafalgar

Tyers Park


Set in the foothills to the north of the Latrobe Valley, Tyers Park encompasses the fine scenery of the Tyers Gorge where the Tyers River winds between steep forested slopes. The park has an abundance of diverse wildflowers and the birdlife, making it a favourite destination for naturalists. Outcrops of limestone and conglomerate are of geological interest. The limestone contains both plant and animal fossils.

Popular activities at Tyers Park include scenic drives, bushwalks, picnicking, swimming, fishing and nature study.

Spring is the main wildflower season and a good time to visit, although the park has plenty to offer throughout the year.

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.





Tyers-Walhalla Rd
Yallourn North, VIC, 3825

Located 12.5K 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 Market


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 view demonstrating artists, live music and performers as well as participate in hands on creative arts activities. 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
2016
      1st Oct
      5th Nov
      3rd Dec
2017
      7th Jan
      4th Feb
      4th Mar


Trafalgar, VIC, 3824

Located 0.9K from Trafalgar

Summit Survivor


The most obstacle dense course in Victoria.

Leap, weave, duck and slide. Clamber, stagger, wade and run through this epic new five kilometre course, the most obstacle dense course in Victoria.

With fun and teamwork at the heart of this run, long running distances have been replaced with awesome challenging obstacles. The course is so densely packed that you will move quickly from one obstacle to the next.

Summit Survivor is for adventurous 12 to 60 year olds. 87 percent of participants said they found it the ideal difficulty. You can push yourself and make the course tough, or slow it down to suit your style. There is also a kids course for under 12 year olds.

All participants finish the day with a Summit Survivor Race Medal, an awesome sense of achievement and life long memories of a top day out.


Event Dates
2016
      12th 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.

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
2016
      22nd Oct
      26th Nov


7 Campbell Street
Yarragon, VIC, 3823

Located 7.7K from Trafalgar

Halloween Spooktacular


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 our best dressed costume open to all ages.


Event Dates
2016
      28th Oct


211 Lloyd Street
Moe, VIC, 3825

Located 7.9K from Trafalgar

Pirates in the Park


Come along to Pirates In The Park at Old Gippstown, for a day of family fun.

Come along dressed up in your favourite pirate outfit, there will be rides, sideshows, face painting, games and much more.

Find the hidden treasure chest the win a prize.


Event Dates
2016
      2nd Oct


211 Lloyd Street
Moe, VIC, 3825

Located 7.9K from Trafalgar

2016 National Championships Inline Hockey Australia


The cream of the crop in Australian inline hockey is heading to Stadium 34 in Moe. The 2016 ILHA National Championships will be played from September 24 to October 1. Teams from all over Australia will computer ion junior, senior and women competitions to determine the best overall State in the country.

The eight day tournament will kick off on Saturday from 7.00 am and the week following will see games played from 7.00 am - 11.00 pm on all days, with the Grand Finals to take place on Saturday, October 1st. Entry to the National Championships is free. form more information Contact Stadium 34 on 5127 8300.


Event Dates
2016
      30th Sep
      1st Oct


34 Bell Street
Moe, VIC, 3825

Located 10.1K from Trafalgar

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