Two Towns Trail (Baw Baw Shire Council)

McCay Dr, Drouin VIC 3818, Australia

Two Towns Trail (Baw Baw Shire Council)

McCay Dr, Drouin VIC 3818, Australia
Staff Pick
2 h 40 m
8 km
Intermediate

Summary

The Two Towns Trail is an 8km walking and cycling path linking two West Gippsland towns, Drouin and Warragul. Interpretive signage, views of surrounding hills and valleys.

Two Towns Trail (Baw Baw Shire Council)

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1. Start and Finish

The trail travels between Civic Park in Drouin and Rotary Park in Warragul. Civic Park in Drouin is on the northern side of the town's commercial centre just off McCay Drive and is set in a small valley, with a pond, rotunda and recreational facilities.

Rotary Park is located on Latrobe Street in Warragul where you will find Hazel Creek and picnic facilities.

2. Trail

The majority of the trail is a 3 metre-wide concrete path. Features of the trail include wetlands, interpretive signage, pause places with chairs and bike racks, remnant stands of vegetation, boardwalks, views to Camp Hill and the Baw Baw ranges to the north and Mt Worth and the Strzelecki Ranges to the south.

Please take care where the trail crosses roads at Hopetoun Road, Buln Buln Road, Beverley Street, Lardner's Track, Tarwin Street and Latrobe Street.

3. Facilities

Car parking and toilet facilities are available at the start and end of the trail at Civic Park in Drouin and Rotary Park in Latrobe Street, Warragul.

4. Public Transport

V/Line operate daily passenger train services on the Melbourne - Traralgon and Melbourne - Bairnsdale lines from the Drouin and Warragul train stations. The Drouin train station features a Park and Ride facility with parking for 160 cars.

5. History

The Gunai Kurnai people are the traditional owners of the land. European settlement coincided with the establishment of the Gippsland railway from Melbourne to Sale during the late 1870s. Throughout the 1880s, a number of small sawmills operated in the district. As land was cleared, dairy farming became the main industry. Today, this area is still noted for dairy farming and has developed other niche agriculture such as gourmet food.

6. Etiquette

* Keep left
* Warn when approaching- call out when passsing or ring a bike bell when overtaking
* Move off the path when stopped
* Control your dog
* No trail bikes or horses permitted
* Pick up litter including dog poo

85241 Views

Points of Interest

1. Enjoy the scenery of the park

Can you hear the peace and quiet? This stretch is great for spotting birds and listening to their songs.

2. Drouin Civic Park

Drouin Civic Park is set in a small valley, with a pond, fountain, rotunda, playground and public toilets. The park also includes the 'Path of Achievement'.

3. Directional signage

Directional signage is displayed along the trail to provide distances and orientation.

4. Pause places

Pause places, like this one in the Drouin wetlands, includes recycled-plastic seating, rubbish bins and bike racks.

5. Drouin Wetlands

Wetlands have been established through this part of the walk and the Drouin Landcare Group have planted hundreds of native trees to increase biodiversity and improve water quality and amenity.

6. Boardwalk

After crossing Buln Buln road you will come to an elevated boardwalk over a creek and views across green paddocks.

7. View, Mt Baw Baw, Mt Worth, Strezlecki Ranges.

There are lovely views from a number of vantage points along the trail including vistas to Mt Baw Baw, Mt Worth and the Strezlecki Ranges.

8. Mosaics

Local artists created mosaics which have been set into each of the pause places along the trail.

9. Lardners Track Cenotaph

Here a memorial is located in recognition to William Calder, the first Chairman of Country Roads Board, for his outstanding contribution to Victorias road network.

10. Pause places

Another pause place to enjoy the views of the surrounding farms and mountain ranges.

11. Indigenous history

A number of interpretive signs explain the local Indigenous history, creation stories and artwork of the Gunaikurnai, one of the Aboriginal nations of Australia.

12. Western Park BMX track

The trail winds past the Western Park BMX track where you can try out the track or watch the locals on the berms.

13. Rotary Park

Rotary Park is located on Latrobe Street in Warragul where you will finds a kids playground, outdoor gym equipment, public toilets, rotunda with picnic facilities, drinking fountain, and Hazel Creek.

14. Warragul Gateway Entrance

The entrance of the trail will soon be marked by a large and significant piece of artwork which pays homage to local threatened species

15. Baw Baw Shire Council

This walk is proudly brought to you by Baw Baw Shire Council.

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Features

Historical Interest Historical Interest
Local Treasures Local Treasures
Art and Culture Art and Culture
Park(s)/Garden(s) Park(s)/Garden(s)
General General
Public Transport Public Transport
Playground Playground
Picnic Spot Picnic Spot
Seating Available Seating Available
Dog off-leash area Dog off-leash area
Public toilets Public toilets

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