10 activities for retirees in Traralgon
3rd June 2019
The historic town of Traralgon is a two hour drive from Melbourne along the M1 highway. The gateway to greater Gippsland, Traralgon offers a slower pace of life—and plenty of activity for those looking.
Dalkeith Heights, Benetas’ retirement village in Traralgon, is home to 121 fully self-contained, stand-alone units. Mere minutes from the centre of town, Dalkeith Heights puts you in proximity to the best that the city has on offer.
1. Traralgon Railway Reservoir Conservation Reserve
Home to beautiful flora, fauna, and wildlife, the Traralgon Railway Reservoir Conservation Reserve is 30 acres of lush bush and grassland, lovely walking paths and a stunning lake. There’s birds, ducks, and even a curious Turtle.
The reserve backs right on to Dalkeith, so you can stroll down at your convenience.
2. Golf at Traralgon Golf Course
Just five minutes from Dalkeith, the 18 hole Traralgon Golf Course is over 100 years old. There’s a Pro-shop and licensed Club House, as well as regularly held competitions. It’s a 72 par card with only a few dunes to avoid.
Before you hit the links, practice your putt on the Dalkeith putting green.
3. Lawn Bowls at Traralgon RSL
Just up the road from the Traralgon outdoor pool is the Traralgon RSL Lawn Bowls club. Large open greens ringed by covered shelters, the club offers players and members alike fun rivalry, a bistro, and a sports bar.
There’s also a bowling and bocce green at Dalkeith Heights to practice on before you head out on game day.
4. Visit Latrobe Performing Arts Centre
Catch some live theatre, ballet, music, comedy, or participate in performing arts classes at the grand Latrobe Performing Arts Centre.
Venture out to the Latrobe Regional Gallery in Morwell, just 15 minutes down the highway.
The gallery hosts wonderful exhibitions and is also home to a great cafe.
5. Wine and Dine
Traralgon has some pretty great restaurants and cafes that make the most of Gippsland produce. Our picks are the incredible Little Price and Neilsons Kitchen, the roaring fun Royal Exchange Hotel, delicious Stellina, and the long-standing Ritz on Hotham.
6. Traralgon Farmers Market
Bring the wonders of the farm home with you at the Traralgon Farmers Market. Featuring local vendors and their famous Gippsland produce, the farmers market is a great place to pick up some incredible fruit and veg, and a few treats.
7. Fitness in the local park
Stay active with fitness groups hosted in local parks. The city of LaTrobe puts on a number of group activities around Traralgon to help keep you healthy and moving.
The actively ageing initiative provides some really good social classes so it’s worth checking out if you’re considering the move.
8. Scenic drives
The scenery in Gippsland is incredible, from pristine beaches and mountainous ranges to wide open fields, you’ll never really see the same thing twice.
Our top tip is to head to Miners Lookout to watch an open-cut mine in action. Try it at night to see the gigantic machinery light up the incredible other-worldly landscape.
9. Nature walks
The natural beauty of Gippsland is so refreshing, especially for city dwellers. There’s some great walks within reach of Traralgon too. From the Fosters Gully Walk to the endless tracks in the Tarra Bulga National Park, you’ll never get bored of the flora and fauna here in Gippsland.
10. Gippsland Model Engineering Society
Keep your mind active and a hobby alive with the Gippsland Model Engineering Society. The group maintains the Newman Park Miniature Railway.
They work on restoration projects and welcome members of any model-engineering creed.
Dalkeith Heights has a Village bus for residents to make the most of these activities and more in the greater town of Traralgon, and Gippsland area.
To learn more about life at a retirement village please contact Dalkeith Heights on 03 5175 0955.