Warragul is a thriving rural town set amongst rolling green hills and dairy fields, boasting heritage buildings and galleries and proximity to Gippsland gourmet country and the beautiful Mount Baw Baw snowfields.
Beautiful Queen Street is lined with nineteenth century architecture. Local banks, shops and hotels feature ornate facades and archways. Take a trip back in time at the heritage-listed Warragul Station and Shire Hall, built in 1893, and now housing the historical society.
Head out along the Old Sale Road to take in the beauty of the surrounding fields and hills. The Two Towns Trail is an easy ride between Drouin and Warragul with views of the Baw Baw Ranges, Mount Worth and the Strzelecki Ranges.
There is a large array of restaurants, wineries and bakeries in the area. Settle in for an evening of boutique local wine and fine cuisine. Lardner Park Market is held monthly – just enough time to eat through an overflowing basket of fresh local produce. March is a time of plenty, with many events being held to celebrate the Gippsland Food and Wine festival
Warragul has an artistic side, with numerous galleries and studios dotted around. From glass blowing to sculpture, live music to craft markets, there’s plenty to spark the imagination.
Warragul is approximately 105 kilometres from Melbourne, or around an hour and 15 minutes by car along the M1 and Princes Freeway.