Daina's Guidebook

Daina
Daina's Guidebook

Food scene

My top places in town for lunch / dinner or coffee.
My go-to cafe for lunch. They do a great brewed chai too. Only small and very popular.
7 locals recommend
Main Street Cafe
43 Smith St
7 locals recommend
My go-to cafe for lunch. They do a great brewed chai too. Only small and very popular.
Find a great range of healthier food options. Catering also for vegan and gluten free diets.
Earth Market Cafe
35 Victoria Street
Find a great range of healthier food options. Catering also for vegan and gluten free diets.
My favourite for dinner. Fresh and yum! Can be popular, so pays to call first and book a table.
Warragul Thai Restaurant
56 Queen St
My favourite for dinner. Fresh and yum! Can be popular, so pays to call first and book a table.
Traditional pizza. Lovely burgers and chips. Ice cream and mega shakes.
3 Brothers And An Oven
113 Queen St
Traditional pizza. Lovely burgers and chips. Ice cream and mega shakes.
Nice place for lunch or dinner. Great for sunny afternoon drinks in the courtyard or a hot chocolate by the fire when it’s cold. They offer a take away menu too.
10 locals recommend
The Courthouse Restaurant
72 Smith St,
10 locals recommend
Nice place for lunch or dinner. Great for sunny afternoon drinks in the courtyard or a hot chocolate by the fire when it’s cold. They offer a take away menu too.
Another favourite! Love the view over the park
Albert and Smith
1 Civic Place
Another favourite! Love the view over the park
Great for share plates, pizza and a beer out on the Bank rooftop bar.
Portelli's Woodfired Tapas
7 Smith Street
Great for share plates, pizza and a beer out on the Bank rooftop bar.
Good spot for lunch and people watching
7 locals recommend
Frankies
28 Victoria St
7 locals recommend
Good spot for lunch and people watching
Nice choice for express midweek lunch or simple dinner. Good value. Park in Williams Square and enter through the back.
Railway Hotel
81 Queen St
Nice choice for express midweek lunch or simple dinner. Good value. Park in Williams Square and enter through the back.
For a special occasion.
12 locals recommend
Hogget Kitchen
6 Farrington Cl
12 locals recommend
For a special occasion.

Wellbeing

Take time out to look after yourself.
Relax and unwind with a treatment at the day spa or simply stop at the restaurant for a glass of wine, a cheese platter and take in that view.
11 locals recommend
Brandy Creek Estate
570 Buln Buln Road
11 locals recommend
Relax and unwind with a treatment at the day spa or simply stop at the restaurant for a glass of wine, a cheese platter and take in that view.
In the Main Street of Warragul. Walk-In’s welcome. Relax for an hour or two and enjoy.
Dee Traditional Thai Massage
10 Victoria Street
In the Main Street of Warragul. Walk-In’s welcome. Relax for an hour or two and enjoy.
Salt rooms and flotation tanks for something a bit different!
BUOYANT SEA
118 North Road
Salt rooms and flotation tanks for something a bit different!

Neighbourhoods

Speciality shops, galleries and cafes. Just 15 minutes up the road towards Traralgon.
8 locals recommend
Yarragon
8 locals recommend
Speciality shops, galleries and cafes. Just 15 minutes up the road towards Traralgon.
Lovely old mining village with restored heritage buildings. Take a tour through the Long Tunnel Extended Gold Mine and ride on the Goldfields Railway. Walk up to the cemetery and cricket ground. Approx 1 hours drive from Warragul.
28 locals recommend
Walhalla
28 locals recommend
Lovely old mining village with restored heritage buildings. Take a tour through the Long Tunnel Extended Gold Mine and ride on the Goldfields Railway. Walk up to the cemetery and cricket ground. Approx 1 hours drive from Warragul.
Take a walk along the looped bush track to Tooronga Falls and Amphitheater Falls. Call in to see the Ada Tree - one of the largest and oldest trees in Victoria. Stop for a look at the Trestle Bridge. Visit the Heritage Centre (open Sundays 12-4pm). Eat at the famous Nooj Pub or Toolshed Bar. The kids are guaranteed a catch at the Alpine Trout Farm. Approx 30 min from Warragul.
Noojee
Take a walk along the looped bush track to Tooronga Falls and Amphitheater Falls. Call in to see the Ada Tree - one of the largest and oldest trees in Victoria. Stop for a look at the Trestle Bridge. Visit the Heritage Centre (open Sundays 12-4pm). Eat at the famous Nooj Pub or Toolshed Bar. The kids are guaranteed a catch at the Alpine Trout Farm. Approx 30 min from Warragul.
Skiing/Snowboarding/Tobogganing in the winter months. Wildflowers, bushwalking and MTB trails in the summer season. Approx 1 hour 30 minutes away.
Mount Baw Baw Alpine Resort (Unincorporated)
Skiing/Snowboarding/Tobogganing in the winter months. Wildflowers, bushwalking and MTB trails in the summer season. Approx 1 hour 30 minutes away.
Pretty township with lovely little shops and cafes . Markets on weekends. Visit the animals at Healesville Sanctuary wildlife park. Approx 1 hour 20 minutes drive.
20 locals recommend
Healesville
20 locals recommend
Pretty township with lovely little shops and cafes . Markets on weekends. Visit the animals at Healesville Sanctuary wildlife park. Approx 1 hour 20 minutes drive.
Rail trail cycling track. Bush walks. Swing bridge. LaLa Falls. Redwood Forrest. Cafes. Approx 1 hours drive.
26 locals recommend
Warburton
26 locals recommend
Rail trail cycling track. Bush walks. Swing bridge. LaLa Falls. Redwood Forrest. Cafes. Approx 1 hours drive.
Ride the Grand Ridge rail trail, see street murals of the towns early days, stop at the Grand Ridge brewery and sample the local beer, visit cafes or try your luck at fishing. Lyrebird Forest walk - a moderate 1.5 hr nature track along the river with views over surrounding farmland. 50km (45 min drive).
7 locals recommend
Mirboo North
7 locals recommend
Ride the Grand Ridge rail trail, see street murals of the towns early days, stop at the Grand Ridge brewery and sample the local beer, visit cafes or try your luck at fishing. Lyrebird Forest walk - a moderate 1.5 hr nature track along the river with views over surrounding farmland. 50km (45 min drive).
Ride the Rokeby - Crossover Rail Trail or visit the Market in 2nd Saturday of the month (not during winter).
Rokeby
Ride the Rokeby - Crossover Rail Trail or visit the Market in 2nd Saturday of the month (not during winter).
Walk or ride the Two Towns Trail linking Warragul and Drouin (8km each way). See the flowering Ficifolia gum trees. Visit Civic Park and follow the Tree Walk / Birds Walk. A little further out of town is Glen Cromie Park with picnic areas, bush walking tracks and a river (entry fee applies) and Picnic Point, which as the name suggests has picnic tables / bbq, toilets, a playground and a shallow swimming hole where you can take a dip in the Tarago River.
Drouin
Walk or ride the Two Towns Trail linking Warragul and Drouin (8km each way). See the flowering Ficifolia gum trees. Visit Civic Park and follow the Tree Walk / Birds Walk. A little further out of town is Glen Cromie Park with picnic areas, bush walking tracks and a river (entry fee applies) and Picnic Point, which as the name suggests has picnic tables / bbq, toilets, a playground and a shallow swimming hole where you can take a dip in the Tarago River.

Things to See and Do

Loads of fun for everyone! Animals, rides and water park. 30 minutes away on the M1 towards Melbourne. Allow a full day.
12 locals recommend
Gumbuya World
2705 Princes Highway
12 locals recommend
Loads of fun for everyone! Animals, rides and water park. 30 minutes away on the M1 towards Melbourne. Allow a full day.
Open 10am - 5pm 7 days a week. Fee for entry.
Trafalgar Holden Museum
74 Waterloo Rd
Open 10am - 5pm 7 days a week. Fee for entry.
Have fun picking your own berries.
Sunny Creek Fruit & Berry Farm
69 Tudor Road
Have fun picking your own berries.
Nice easy bush walk (30 minutes) through mountain ash rainforest along the Tarago River.
Glen Nayook Rainforest Walk
Nice easy bush walk (30 minutes) through mountain ash rainforest along the Tarago River.
2.3km circuit trail walk with lookout. Recently reopened after bushfires. Visit Little Miss Hangry cafe or Cannibal Creek Bakehouse in Bunyip township for lunch.
Mt Cannibal Flora and Fauna Reserve
2.3km circuit trail walk with lookout. Recently reopened after bushfires. Visit Little Miss Hangry cafe or Cannibal Creek Bakehouse in Bunyip township for lunch.
Quiet picnic spot with bbq area, easy rainforest walk and lookout nearby. Come back via Yarragon for lunch, a coffee or an icecream.
Mt Worth State Park
Quiet picnic spot with bbq area, easy rainforest walk and lookout nearby. Come back via Yarragon for lunch, a coffee or an icecream.
Local produce, plants and craft. Grab a coffee and enjoy the live music. Great community vibe. 3rd Saturday of the month.
Warragul Farmers' Market
Local produce, plants and craft. Grab a coffee and enjoy the live music. Great community vibe. 3rd Saturday of the month.
Wood fired pizza, cellar door sales, fresh seasonal local produce. Spend a lazy afternoon taking in the view of Mt Baw Baw. Open Thursday- Monday 11am - 5pm. They also offer yoga classes.
Ripplebrook Winery
681 Gardner and Holman Road
Wood fired pizza, cellar door sales, fresh seasonal local produce. Spend a lazy afternoon taking in the view of Mt Baw Baw. Open Thursday- Monday 11am - 5pm. They also offer yoga classes.