Warragul is the next town encounted when heading east towards Sydney. Warragul, a little like Drouin is increasingly a commute outer region for Melbourne. Aside from peak hour traffic considerations, Warragul is only an hour from the Melbourne cbd.

Pleasingly heritage factors are important to Warragul, so progress will not ruin the quaint aspects of this quite nice town. That said Warragul services a prosperous dairy, a rural constituency.

The town is named after an Aboriginal word meaning "wild dog" .Warragul is the main population and service centre of the West Gippsland region and the Shire of Baw Baw. The surrounding area is noted for dairy farming and other niche agriculture and has long been producing gourmet foods.

Warragul was settled after the construction of the Traralgon railway line in 1877, the Post Office opening on 16 March 1877.

The Warragul Museum is displayed within the old Shire Hall

The Warragul churches are a mix of the old and not so old.

The Wesley Church quite a striking land mark.

The Warragul War Memorial has strong presence at the cbd intersection.

There are still a number of the old pubs in Warragul that continue to do business. Most well over 100 years.

Warragul is a nice town, and just far enough out of Melbourne to smell the air. Surely that must be coffee time.

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