Tourism in our town
On your next visit to Gippsland be sure to take the well marked scenic route C105 and stop at the historic township of Toongabbie and discover what it has to offer.
The Gippsland Plains Rail Trail also follows this route and traverses through the picturesque countryside of the many small communities en route including our important historic township of Toongabbie.
Restored historic buildings including the heritage listed Mechanics Institute and Free Library, one of only two existing two storey timber building still standing in Victoria and St Davids Uniting Church with 13 different pressed metal designs internally.
Toongabbie has a historic Cemetery with many graves dating from the late 1800s.
Interpretative signage of heritage sites are available around the township.
Visit the Ned Stringer memorial cairn for the engaging story about his discovery of gold at Stringers Creek (Walhalla) and its importance for gold heritage in Victoria.
Cycling (rail-trail, mountain biking)
The Wetlands reserve situated in town on the Gippsland Plains Rail Trail.
Fishing, Swimming, Canoeing & Kayaking (Cowwarr Weir)
Walking and many bush tracks
Horse riding on rail trail and surrounding trails
Playgrounds – one on Victoria St, one at Recreation Reserve (Main St near corner of Heywood St)
Skate Park – at the Recreation Reserve (Main St near corner of Heywood St)
Rose Garden (corner of Victoria St and Main St)
Public Toilets at the Village Green (Cowen Street) and Recreation Reserve (Main St near corner of Heywood St)
BBQ at Mechanical Hall/Grandstand area (corner Cowen and King St)
Places to Stay
Various accommodation options are available surrounding Toongabbie, mainly Traralgon and Heyfield. Go to http://www.visitlatrobevalley.com/
For further information
Latrobe Visitor Information Centre PH: 1800 621 409, website: www.visitlatrobevalley.com
Visit Victoria Website: www.visitvictoria.com
Visit Gippsland Website: https://www.visitgippsland.com.au
Parks Victoria PH: 13 1963 Website: www.parkweb.vic.gov.au