Warragul is situated between Drouin and Yarragon, just 104 kilometres south east of Melbourne. It lies between the Strzelecki Ranges to the south and the Mount Baw Baw Plateau of the Great Dividing Range to the north and is home to some of Victoria’s richest agricultural land.
The region has a strong indigenous history and takes its name from the Aboriginal word meaning “wild dog”
This thriving rural town is the commercial and business hub of Baw Baw Shire, and services a growing residential community and large farming region.
For visitors, enjoy an afternoon exploring the wide range of shops, eateries and entertainment options available in town, and check out the festivals and events program which is centred around the town’s agricultural industry including Farm World at Lardner Park and Harvest of Gippsland.
Warragul is also the perfect base to head out from and explore more of what this unique, diverse and inviting region has to offer. Spend a few days wandering through the heritage buildings and galleries in town, then explore Gippsland gourmet country, the beautiful Mt Baw Baw alpine region, Yarragon Village, Jindivick for those into bush walking and cycling and the historic rail trail at Rokeby.
A number of attractive gardens and parks are located in Warragul, with the most scenic being Civic Park. Situated in a valley, Civic Park features a large lake, rotunda, picnic shelters, walking tracks and a waterfall. Overlooking the park is the West Gippsland Arts Centre which hosts world renowned performers from music stars and international ballet companies to famous comedians and nationally recognised plays and shows.
The rolling green hills of the countryside surrounding Warragul can be appreciated on a scenic drive north along Brandy Creek Road. Following the road further north to Neerim South you arrive at the Tarago Reservoir and surrounding parkland.
Wining and Dining in Warragul
Gippsland Gourmet Country takes in much of the area surrounding Warragul. It consists of a network of farms, vineyards and outlets selling local produce. Sample some award winning wines and purchase fresh local produce in town or as you explore the region. For those wanting a unique dining experience visit Hogget Kitchen at Wild Dog Winery.
Accommodation in Warragul
Accommodation options in Warragul are plentiful, from caravan parks to luxury B&Bs and motels offering state of the art features.