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Visit & Enjoy 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.


Toongabbie has a diverse range of hidden gems in and around the township. Located north of Traralgon, Victoria, Australia it offers a range of experiences including cultural, heritage, recreation and adventure.



Things to do: Visit

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.

Historic Cemetery with many graves dating from the late 1800s

Interpretative signage of heritage sites

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 (some tracks under construction) and many bush track

Horse riding on rail trail and surrounding trails (BYO horse)




Stop for a break in Toongabbie and enjoy the beautiful surrounds of the general store

and surrounding area

Village Green which also includes Mechanics Institute, Grandstand & Public Toilets 



Places to Stay:

Various accommodation options are available surrounding Toongabbie, mainly Traralgon and Heyfield.Go to

Toongabbie is currently sourcing options for Bed and Breakfast and backpacker accommodation.



Places to eat:

Toongabbie Rail Trail Inn Ph: 03) 5192 4350

Cowwarr Cricket Hotel Ph: 03) 5148 9233

Glengarry - Bushies Pizza & Pies Ph: 03) 5192 4999

Glengarry Hotel Ph: 03) 5192 4222



Things to do nearby: 


                                          Cowwarr Weir                                                       Cowwarr Hotel


                                                   The Cowwarr Art Space and view the latest exhibition



Around Toongabbie (within 50km):


  • The township of Traralgon - parks, wetlands, minature trains, regional airport 



Around Toongabbie (within 100km):        


  • Baw Baw National Park                                        
  • Licola                                                   
  • The Blue Pool , former goldfields north of Briagolong                                                           
  • Gippsland's high country - the hinterland of the 
  • Alpine National Park                                  
  • The townships of Mirboo North, Yarram, Bairnsdale, Loch Sport, Lakes Entrance Port Albert historic area         
  • 90-mile Beach                                                                                                                    
  • The Gippsland Lakes



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