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GARDENS, RESERVES & PARKS

 

NEWMAN PARK

Peterkin Street, Traralgon. Google map directions

Within walking distance of the Latrobe Visitor Information Centre, Newman Park appeals to all ages.  There is a large all ages and abilities playground (Liberty Swing key can be collected from Latrobe Visitor Information Centre 7 days 9am - 5pm), a miniature steam train (which operates on the 4th Sunday of the month weather permitting), electric barbeque's, park benches, toilets and ample parking. 


 

 

VICTORY PARK

Princes Highway, Traralgon. Google map directions

Adjoining Newman Park on the Traralgon town centre side, Victory Park is a peaceful oasis located along the Princes Highway.  Take a walk along the Traralgon Creek and why not roll out a picnic rug under one of the many beautiful trees, take a look inside the band rotunda or admire the Lars Compitalis marble sculpture crafted by acclaimed sculptor Clive Murray-White or view the Lone Pine Tree and the only Azarole Hawthorn Tree in Victoria.


 

 

BERT THOMPSON RESERVE

Access and parking via Wright Street, off Grey Street, Traralgon. Google map directions

Shady grassed areas surrounding two free barbeques with a water tap, four picnic tables, a shaded gazebo and toilets. 

Follow the path under the bridge for a walk through to Victory Park.


 

 

TRARALGON RAILWAY RESERVOIR CONSERVATION RESERVE

Hickox Street, Traralgon. Google map directions

The reserve comprises 29.5 hectares of varied bush and grassland with a lake in the centre which forms part of the catchment of the Traralgon Creek.  As you enter the carpark, there is an information board and bench seats marking the beginning of the gravel/boardwalk circuit.  Stop at the information shelter for a quiet seat and read the history of the reserve. The track takes you around the wetland which is home to numerous bird life and native plants.

Please note there are no toilet facilities at the park and disabled access is limited.


 

 

 

MORWELL CENTENARY ROSE GARDEN

Commercial Road, Morwell. Google map directions

Stop and smell the roses at the internationally recognised Morwell Centenary Rose Garden. Stroll through four acres of imaginatively landscaped gardens where over 100 beds are home to more than 3,000 roses. Gravel paths lead through a picturesque arrangement of a professional selection of 400 varieties of roses including hybrids and traditional favourites.

In 2009 the garden was presented with an Award Of Garden Excellence by the World Federation of Rose Societies.

The Morwell Centenary Rose Garden is free to the public and is open all year with best viewing from November to April. For more information visit their website.


 

 

CRINIGAN ROAD BUSH RESERVE

Access via Maryvale Road, Crinigan Road and Fairway Drive. Google map directions

A significant and rare example of the local natural vegetation.  The plant list contains some 150 species from the open forest of Narrow-leaf Peppermint and Manna Gum, through to the relatively dense understorey of ferns and orchids.  Walking tracks radiate from the carpark at the northeast corner.


 

 

IMMIGRATION PARK (KERNOT LAKE)

Princes Drive, Morwell. Google map directions

The Gippsland Immigration Wall and Walk of Recognition are a tribute to immigrants who have lived and worked in Gippsland and contributed to the development of this beautiful region. The monument and historical boards are set on parkland with both open space and playground areas, surrounding Kernot Lake with it's abundant bird life and walking track. 

Barbeque shelter and picnic benches provide an area to sit and enjoy the view. 


 

 

WATERHOLE CREEK CULTURAL TRAIL

The Boulevard (opposite Kernot Lake, behind the Traffic School)

 

'Give me your hand my friend' - is the message of the Aboriginal artwork, its translation is 'Gnokan Danna Murra Kor-Ki‘. Morwell indigenous Gunaikurnai artist Ronald Edwards was commissioned to create the artwork stretching 5km. 

Having lived in Gippsland for thousands of years, the Gunaikurnai nation is one of the biggest contemporary Aboriginal populations in Australia. Traditional designs captured by Edwards give identity to Country as well as the stories and meanings of the Gunaikurnai’s cultural heritage.

 


 

 

EDWARD HUNTER BUSH RESERVE

Coalville Road, Moe. Google map directions

This tranquil bush reserve located in the township of Moe is home to native wildlife and rich native forest, ferns and native orchids. Well appointed walking tracks lead you through the reserve to a lake where you can enjoy a picnic and watch the ducks on the lake or if you want to try your luck at fishing you can throw in a line. For more information: http://ehhbreserve.wordpress.com/


 

 

OLLERTON AVENUE BUSH RESERVE

Ollerton Avenue, Newborough. Google map directions

The 10 hectare reserve is home to 120 native flora species within a framework of eucalypts that include peppermints, messmate and stringybark.

 

 

 

 

MATHISON PARK

Corner Tramway and Mackeys Road, Churchill. Google map directions

This is a lovely place for a walk, a workout, a picnic or playtime. Tranquil bushland just a few minutes from the township of Churchill with a walking track along Eel Hole Creek. Fish off one of the five fishing platforms which are located around the lake and stocked with trout each school holidays.

Facilities: Toilets, BBQs, gazebos and playground.


 

 

LATROBE PARK TRACKS APP

Download the FREE App which showcases some of the best walking, running and cycling routes in Latrobe Valley and surrounds. You will find easy to read maps, track information and beautiful photography.