Land of the hills near the water
Toongabbie is nestled at the base of the foothills of the Great Divide. Its views range from the Strzelecki Ranges to its south, the Great Dividing Range to the west and north and pristine farmland to the east.
View from Toongabbie hills to south east
Toongabbie is approximately 2 hours drive east of Melbourne. (Click here for detailed directions to Toongabbie) and can be accessed via the popular scenic country drive route C105 which follows the abandoned Traralgon –Stratford Junction Rail line.
This abandoned rail line is the Gippsland Plains Rail Trail and is in the process of being completed into a 67 km Rail Trail which will give our town great opportunities for new and exciting investment options. (Click here for Gippsland Plains Rail Trail website)
Today, Toongabbie offers a quiet rural lifestyle proudly showcasing her heritage and is central to several business districts, excellent public and private schooling options and numerous tourist attractions. The climate is mild and our surrounding rural land is mainly dry farming land and is perfect for sheep, cropping and beef production. The population of Toongabbie is approx. 900 and crosses over two shires of Latrobe City and Wellington Shire.
The strengths of our community:
· Rural landscape with quiet, peaceful country living and good climate
· Community friendliness
· Active sporting and recreational community
· Restored historic buildings
· Rail trail
· Affordable properties
· Close to regional shopping
· V/lines bus and train connections from township
· School bus access
· Employment and business opportunities within regional areas
· Central to tourist attractions of Latrobe Valley and the broader Gippsland region