Traralgon is a township in the Gippsland region of Victoria, approximately 2 hours’ drive from Melbourne and full of historical splendour to explore. Stay at the beautifully appointed Connell’s Motel and appreciate easy access to the best local food and wine experiences, shopping and the regions snowfields and national parks.
The motel boasts rooms that are comfortable, refurbished and immaculate with room configurations that include the Single Room and Queen Room Executive packages, each with queen beds that are suitable for up to 2 guests and inclusive of free continental breakfast, the Twin Room with two queen beds for up to 4 guests, and the spacious Family Rooms with one queen bed and two single beds, sleeping 4 guests.
All rooms feature floor to ceiling glass doors that open out to luscious fern gardens on ground level, or if upstairs, to private balconies surrounded by pretty tree canopies. Freshly cooked breakfasts are available for order and served directly to guests.
Discover Gippsland’s local produce, from the milk that makes its famous gourmet cheeses to the berry farms, seafood co-ops and organic orchards across the region.
Connell’s Motel is a quality and affordable lodging ideal for your next escape to the Gippsland region. Seek out and discover the many tourist attractions and historical appeal of Traralgon’s neighbouring townships. Boolarra, Churchill, Glengarry, Moe, Morwell, Newborough, Toongabbie, Tyers, Yallourn North and Yinnar comprise of large cities and rural towns in Latrobe, offering a plethora of fantastic attractions, activities, national parks, mountains and lakes to enhance your visit to the region.
Explore Traralgon and Latrobe City’s many local amenities, attractions and historical points of interest during your stay.
Enjoy setting out amongst some of Traralgon and Gippsland’s most beautiful walks and trails. The historic Old Mill site in Boolarra is approximately 5 acres in size and bounded by state forest land. The reserve has a number of newly built walking tracks and native flora and fauna maintained by a committed local Landcare group.
Those interested in long walks and trails will appreciate the Gippsland Plains Rail Trail, a 63k venture from Traralgon to Stratford. The trip meanders its way through farmland and panoramic views of both the Great Dividing Range and Great Gippsland Plains. There are many amenities, towns and stopover points available on route and if you’re particularly exhausted completing one way, the trail offers the unique opportunity to connect to V-Line trains at either Traralgon or Stratford.
Take a swing on the lush greens of Traralgon Golf Club, situated on the town’s western fringes. The club boasts an 18-hole course with dedicated and welcoming full time staff and fully licenced, air conditioned clubhouse to retreat to for refreshments, with balcony area overlooking the surrounding fairways. The pro shop is extensively stocked with professional help and advice available to visitors every day of the week.
The Summit is a short drive from Traralgon and offers over 100 amazing initiatives & activities to choose from. Work on group communication, endurance, cooperation and confidence as you navigate your way around challenging obstacles and games. There are also plenty of opportunities to take free time and participate in bush walking, canoeing, fishing and other leisurely sports activities.
Hazelwood Lodge is a fantastic horse-riding complex offering lessons, camps and other equestrian facilities. A team of friendly patient horses and ponies await for classes to suit individual experience levels with activities such as dressage, jumping, games and activities to enhance confidence in the rider.
Take advantage of Traralgon’s proximity to great year-round water based activities. Two great locations can be found in Hazelwood Pondage and Lake Narracan. The pondage has surprisingly warm water throughout the year and is ideal for sailing, swimming, waterskiing, yachting and canoeing. Lake Narracan is a popular destination for power boating, jet skiing and sailboarding and also caters to swimmers, picnics and avid walkers.
Traralgon is central to many of Gippsland’s museums and historical attractions that encompass a broad range of interests for all ages. Beautiful Walhalla is a leisurely drive from town and home to the Walhalla Museum, displaying a collection of the regions finest and most enjoyable memorabilia. Consider setting out from the museum in the dark of night for the town’s exciting ghost tour and catch many of the town’s spookiest tales.
Gippsland Heritage Park is a complex of authentic-feel buildings, period furnishing and vast examples of historical artefacts to enhance your visit. Get acquainted with the parks farm animals and take time out amongst the parks many playground, barbeque and picnic areas.