TRAFALGAR

Trafalgar is the next town encounted when traveling from Melbourne to Sydney via the Princes Hgy. Trafalgar is a small drive through town. Trafalgar though is not a Melbourne commute centre. The town is in the West Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia.

The reason for the naming of the town as Trafalgar is not readily available. There is a Rotary acknowledgement between Trafalgar and Lord Nelson.

The town lies on the Princes Highway and main Gippsland railway line about 10 kilometres (6 mi) west of Moe. The town backs onto the foothills of the Strzelecki Ranges to the south. Trafalgar Post Office opened on 2 June 1879.

Trafalgar was noted for having a cheese factory producing award-winning cheeses. The factory was owned by Petersville from 1960 until its closure in 1990.

The town has a railway station on the Bairnsdale railway line. It also has a swimming pool, tennis courts, Scouts hall, Uniting church and town hall.

The Trafalgar War Memorial is next to the Nelson tribute.

The Criterion Hotel has a great profile within the cbd strip.

The churches are a mix of the old and not so old but are all traditional buildings.

There is a nice openness about Trafalgar that is inviting. Be seduced and have a coffee or refreshment.

Heritage diary

 

 

  Fireplace   Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet   Caravan
  Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
  Laundry Toilets
  Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
  Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club   Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
  Winery   Whitewater Rafting
  Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
  Kayaking   Jet Boating
  Information   Hospital
Hang Gliding   Golf Course