When returning your rental vehicle to one of our locations please ensure to refuel your hire car to the agreed level.
Where is the branch located?
Located opposite Officeworks at 170-172 Argyle St, Traralgon VIC 3844.
Expect a mighty fine holiday ahead of you when you arrive in Traralgon. Nestled in the Latrobe Valley, two hours east of Melbourne, Gippsland’s capital has a megawatt reputation as being at the centre of Victoria’s power industry. But its energy goes much further than that. Be greeted by wide streets, striking heritage architecture from the gold rush era, and leafy parks and gardens. A fabulous food scene, thriving nightlife and lively arts and culture, are some of the mainstays of this vibrant town. Entertainment and sporting events are plentiful, and there’s always something new to mark on your calendar. Add to that its superb natural surroundings, with numerous bike trails, renowned forest walks, wetlands and lakes.
Your stay in Traralgon will be enhanced by arranging a hire car, that’s a given. But you’ll also love picking up the local sports-loving vibe and stretching your legs a little. Jump on your bike and cycle 36-kilometres to Tarra Bulga, taking in views of the Strzelecki Ranges and tracks through giant mountain ash and lush rainforest gullies. Another great ride is the Gippsland Plains Rail Trail. Enjoy mountain vistas, river crossings, bushland scenery, and stops at friendly villages along the way. If the 63-kilometre ride seems idyllic but a tad too long, opt to return to Traralgon from Stratford by train.
For something free and fun to do on a Saturday morning, try the Traralgon parkrun from Agnes Brereton Park. Whether you jog or walk it, this five-kilometre weekly event is a great introduction to the community, for all fitness levels. Reward yourself with a coffee afterwards and warm down at Frankie’s, a favourite local café; or chill-out with a brew and a good book from the shelves of Bodhi Specialty Coffee. If your appetite’s piqued, check out one of Traralgon’s finest: Little Prince Eating House and Bar. Otherwise keep it al fresco and grab a table in the courtyard at Stellina. Also recommended is Neilsons Kitchen, which boasts a contemporary culinary menu inspired by the distinctive flavours of Gippsland’s regional produce.
Settle into the evening with a cocktail on the rooftop of MOMO Traralgon. And draw straws for who’ll be the designated driver when you set off the following day on the Central Gippsland Wine Trail. If you love a tipple, this journey through half-a-dozen of the region’s premier and boutique wineries shouldn’t be missed. Pass through the lush Tarra Valley to the south, make your way back towards Traralgon, and then travel into the temperate scenery of Victoria’s high country. Break journey for a dip in Lake Glenmaggie; and don’t miss a mouth-watering Mediterranean lunch at Narkoojee in the foothills.
Your visit to downtown Traralgon offers stacks of attractions – whether you’ve come for the Loy Yang International Tennis match, or to watch a hit theatre or comedy show at the Latrobe Performing Arts Centre. We recommend that you synchronise your visit with an outdoor festival at Victory Park. This delightful manicured garden invites you to unwind amid its sculptures and shady spots. You can also sit back and relax with the live music regularly on offer here on the banks of Traralgon Creek.
When you’re ready for more tunes and a fun night out, head to The 3844. This café turns into a bar after dusk, and it’s a pumping good one at that. Slip onto the leather sofa, or make your way into the courtyard and enjoy the rustic flair as they turn the beats up.
Central Gippsland has impressive scenery, that’s for sure. You’ll be in close proximity to tranquil conservation reserves and great excursions within the Tarra Bulga National Park. For breathtaking canopy views, floating among the ferny fronds, make your way along the Corrigan Suspension Bridge. This short track leads you towards the Lyrebird Pool (where you may spot a shy one, if you’re lucky) and through a cool rainforest gully of verdant greens. Notice that this magic spot is naturally temperature-controlled to be warmer in winter and cooler in the summer months. Surrounded by towering 200 year-old mountain ash, this treasured pocket makes an ideal place for a picnic. Continue your afternoon with a 35-minute stroll through the ancient myrtle and mossy glades of Tarra Valley as you wind your way to the cascades at Cyathea Falls.
For another chance to sneak a peek at lyrebirds and other native wildlife, the Fosters Gully Nature Walk might be just right for you. Experience the peace and solitude of a drier kind of native forest on this one-hour track at the Strzelecki foothills. Look out for little marsupials, a host of active local birds, 40 kinds of bush orchids, and even dozing koalas. You’ll love the diversity that a visit to Traralgon will bring!