Yallourn North offers things for you to do however you holiday.
Yallourn North is a historical town established in 1917 (as the Brown Coal Mine). It’s a quiet township with many parks and reserves.Walking around Yallourn North is lovely, and there are plaques to read and art to look at on Reserve St North Road, and Carmel Ave. It’s a hidden gem within the Latrobe Valley, and close to a lot of natural beauties, parks, lakes, and rivers.
Yallourn North has a recently expanded bus service, which now operates seven days a week. Located 20 minutes from Traralgon and under 10 minutes to Moe, it’s a lovely country town with easy access to city features such as cinema, restaurants, shopping, wineries and much more.
Yallourn North has an active community who put on a variety of events throughout the year. In 2014 the Yallourn North Winter Market had everyone a buzz, and the Twilight Christmas Market offered 70 stalls, and drew over 1000 people. Yallourn North got into the Christmas Spirit, bringing the community together, providing a variety of activities, ranging from outdoor cinema to trivia. You can find out more about them through this link. The Latrobe City Council also keeps an events calendar of the local area that you can check out, and the town’s local website affords one too.
Yallourn North is perfectly situated for an active holiday.
From fishing, walking, BMX riding track, skate boarding, cricket (to watch or play depending on the day), tennis, swimming, golf, bowls (barefoot or otherwise), and football. Yallourn North’s got it all.
Parks and Natural Reserves
Natural parks surround Yallourn North, like Moondarra Park and Tyers Park – these are parks that have places to fish, to explore, walks and watch wildlife. Tyers Park has the Tyers River and a gorgeous natural gorge. Moondarra State Park is home to 16 different types of orchids, and other native vegetation and fauna. There is a free camping ground and other affordable camp grounds, places to fish and other nature type activities. The Park is accessible via Moe-Erica Road.
Located within the township are four several parks and reserves, one on Corner of Rossmore Av and Kelso Rd, Reserve St, Anderson St, and the corner of Low and East Road colloquially known as Grader Park. They’re a great distance for doing a park-hop (the kids version of a bar crawl). All within nice walking distance each other. Each of them are a little different, and two parks have lots of space to play games on the grass.
Halls Bay is part of Lake Narracan and accessible from Yallourn North’s Fernlea Road. It’s the home of the Latrobe Valley Water Skiing club. There is a boat ramp, for club members, as well as dedicated swimming areas. It’s a beautiful spot for walking and picnicking.
Fishing in Yallourn North
The nearby fishing holes are Anderson Creek, Lake Narracan, Latrobe River, Tanjil River, Tyers River, and Blue Rock Dam. With all these fishing locations so close to the one town, Yallourn North could be a great fisherman’s destination. Most commonly found are Redfin, Trout, Carp, and Eels.
Things to do on Reserve Street, Yallourn North
Reserve St, Yallourn North, has a shopping district that has an op-shop, hairdresser, medical centre, and Polly’s fish and chip shop. All set next to the visitor information shelter within Lions Park that sports a covered play area, BBQ, and various sitting areas. Next to the park is the Yallourn North Bowls Club.
There is a Skate Park and BMX track at the corner of Third and Reserve St. The cricket pitch is opposite the shops, and next door to the Yallourn North Primary school. The Tennis courts and two historical churches are also on this road, which leads to North Road, where the Post Office, Foodworks, and Newsagent is conveniently located.
School Ave, Yallourn North
Behind the school is School Ave and the outdoor pool that is open during summer from 3 p.m.- 5 p.m. And on really hot days 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
The Rossmore Hotel is usually open for the evening meal, some of the local sporting legends that adorn their walls. It’s got a lovely local vibe, with a traditional pub look. The Angler’s club also meets at the Rossmore Hotel. I bet they know how to get fish from the local creeks, rivers, dams and lakes.
Polly’s, Yallourn North’s local Fish and Chip shop, open during the day (except Sunday when it opens at 4:30 p.m.) near Lion’s park, with playground and BBQ.
Do you want more historical information?
The Old Brown Coal Mine Museum is open on the Weekends and most public holidays. You can check out there website here.
Want to know more about the power industry in the Latrobe Valley? There is a Power works tour that will take you and tell you all about it.
For more information you can visit Yallourn North’s website – www.yallournnorth.vic.au
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