Located in the Latrobe Valley (and home to most of Victoria’s power generation facilities) is the city of Traralgon. The origin of the name is uncertain, however, it is thought to have been derived from the local Aboriginal language.
The city is a popular stopover amongst visitors on their way to coastal towns in Victoria’s east and on their way to Eden and Bega (in New South Wales). It is quite a popular destination amongst families, groups and couples.
Many tourists choose motel accommodation in Traralgon because of the many historical sites in the region. Remnants of the gold rush are still very much present in the architecture of the city’s best-known buildings (such as the post office, Ryan’s Hotel and Ostler House). In nearby Rosedale, visitors are encouraged to complete either the Historic or Church Walks.
Those tourists who are more interested in exploring Gippsland often choose budget motels in Traralgon as their perfect base. There are a number of parks to discover, including: Gippsland Plains Rail Trail, Tarra-Bulga National Park, Tyers Park, Victory Park, Holey Plain State Forest, Valley to Sea Touring Route, Moe to Yallourn Trail, Gippsland Immigration Park, and Fosters Gully Nature Walk.
There is a wide range of hotels in Traralgon, ensuring that you find one that best meets your needs. Whether you are only staying the night or are planning on spending a few days in the region, there is an accommodation option for you!
Budget Motels is committed to providing a range of cheap accommodation in Traralgon to suit the needs of every kind of traveler. We don’t believe that quality, comfortable motels should cost an arm and a leg.
We can help you find a hotel in Traralgon that meets your specific needs – do you have children who refuse to share a bed? Are you travelling in a group and want adjoining rooms? Do you want a romantic view or spa bath? We can help!
Most visitors choose to arrive at hotels in Traralgon via car, as this is the most direct route. It will take you a little over 2 hours from Melbourne, around 2 hours from Lakes Entrance and a little under 10 hours from Sydney (down the coast).
If you would prefer to take public transport, V/Line services operate between Melbourne (Southern Cross Station) and Traralgon daily. The coach travelling between Melbourne and Sydney also stops in the city, and it is possible to get a shuttle from Melbourne Airport if required.
After arriving at your motel accommodation in Traralgon, it is possible to get around without the assistance of a car on the local bus service. There are 17 routes operating within the city and to the surrounding area.
There are plenty of things to see and do around budget motels in Traralgon, especially if you’re willing to drive to one of the surrounding towns. Visitors of all ages are sure to find something to occupy their time.
Big and little kids will love the miniature railway, situated in Newman Park. It is operated by the Gippsland Model Engineering Society and has been built through the kind donations of locals. Please note that the railway on runs on special event dates, which can be found on their website.
There are a number of wineries in the area, including Tom’s Cap Winery & Retreat and Narkoojee. Have a tasting at the cellar door and pick up a couple of bottles to take home on your way out.
Visitors who choose cheap accommodation in Traralgon also enjoy the surprisingly large shopping precinct. If the local shopping centre isn’t really your style, there is a handful of antique and even patchwork shops in the surrounding towns where you can pick up a souvenir to take home.
Many people flock to the region to take part of the DFP Recruitment Latrobe City Community Fun Run & Walk (which is held annually and is currently in its 17th year). A market is held in Rosedale on the second Sunday of each month.
If your hotel in Traralgon does not provide cooking facilities, there are plenty of options for eating out. Try one of the many restaurants, pubs, cafes or bars that dot the city centre, or venture out to one of the wineries.