Retiring to Gippsland
Because we’re situated in the beautiful Gippsland area, there’s a huge and diverse range of options when it comes to exploring the great outdoors and local area.
From national parks, to beaches and lakes, there’s an abundance of places to visit. Whether you enjoy a challenging bushwalk, or prefer a relaxing picnic, there truly is something for everyone.
Here’s a glimpse of what our local area has to offer.
Morwell and Traralgon Town Centres
The Village is situated close to the local townships of Traralgon and Morwell, providing residents with easy access to all the services and facilities, without having to live in the town itself. One of the best things about the Village is its proximity to these townships, and as residents Bob and Inara Taylor explain, “Both Traralgon and Morwell cover all shopping, so the location is great.”
You’ll find all the major outlets you’re looking for in Traralgon and Morwell town centres, including Harvey Norman, Officeworks, Bunnings, and the major banks. There’s also a large selection of boutique shops, cafes, and other activities in these two thriving towns, which are each just a five-minute drive from Village.
Latrobe Regional Hospital
The Village is conveniently located right next door to the Latrobe Regional Hospital (LRH). The hospital provides a wide range of specialised health care services including emergency care, aged care, elective surgery, rehabilitation, medical and radiation oncology, pharmacy and mental health. LRH also has four operating theatres and specialises in general, orthopaedic, ophthalmology, gynaecology, urology and ear, nose and throat surgery.
LRH is Gippsland’s specialist referral and trauma centre and provides medical care for over 250,000 people in the Gippsland area. Being next door to the hospital means our residents have the peace of mind of knowing that all their medical needs are always within easy reach.
Traralgon Golf Club
If you enjoy a round of golf, the renowned Traralgon Golf Club is located just a five-minute drive from the Village. This course is ideal for golfers of all abilities and after a round you’ll also be able to chat about the course with the club Chairman, Jim Haggart, who’s a resident of the Village.
Traralgon Railway Conservation Reserve
Rated by Trip Advisor as the number one thing to do in Traralgon, the Traralgon Railway Conservation Reserve is just an eight-minute drive from Village. The Reserve is an iconic local nature park with a wealth of flora and fauna to enjoy. Dating back to the times when water was needed to run the locomotives servicing the Gippsland region, the Reserve has a rich history, and is more than a hundred years old.
Awarded the International Power’s Flagship Award in 2006,the reserve is a great place to visit.
Tarra Bulga National Park
Featuring lush fern gullies and giant mountain ash trees, Tarra Bulga National Park is a stunning place for a picnic or bushwalk. Picnic areas offer tables, fireplaces, toilets and shelters. Plus, if you’re feeling energetic, you can try out one of the numerous walking tracks that meander through the forest and enjoy magnificent views along the famous suspension bridge.
Australia’s largest inland waterway, the Gippsland Lakes is a spectacular network of lakes, marshes and lagoons that covers over 600 square kilometres. The Lakes are separated from the ocean by the beautiful Ninety Mile Beach. Bird and marine life are abundant here – you may even spot lake dolphins or pelicans.
Wilsons Promontory National Park
Affectionately known as “The Prom”, Wilsons Promontory National Park is one of Victoria’s best loved parks. The 50,000-hectare reserve includes many walking tracks, both long and short, that showcase the spectacular beauty of the coast.
Mount Baw Baw
Visit Mount Baw Baw in winter to see the snow, or enjoy scenic alpine adventures at any time of year. Whether you ski the slopes, or ride the mountain bike trails in spring, a day trip provides beautiful scenery all year round.
Noojee Trestle Bridge Walk
The restored Noojee Trestle Bridge is one of the few remaining historic timber bridges in Victoria, and is a legacy from the old railway that ran from Noojee to Warragul. This short scenic walk sees you surrounded by tall forest, and offers a gentle climb from Noojee that is well shaded and protected from the wind.
Serious bushwalkers can embark on a 2-day hike, setting off from either Tarra Bulga National Park or Morwell National Park, stopping overnight at the Jumbuk Rest Area. This Strzelecki Track is challenging, and is for experienced and fit walkers only.
And that’s just the beginning….
The Gippsland area is also a fantastic place to fish, or go boating, plus there’s plenty of tours on offer, from horse trails to four-wheeled drive adventures.
Our friendly managers Geoff and Sylvia can provide you with local knowledge on the best places to go to eat, shop and explore. With so many options, there will never be a dull moment.