History: The original settlers were the Wurundjeri Tribe but the area overlapped with Gunai ( Kurnai) tribe The town is named after an aboriginal word meaning "wild dog “.Warragul grew around the railway in 1877 and has developed from a centre for the dairy industry into a substantial regional town.
See what is on at the West Gippsland Arts Centre. (WGAC) this is a performing arts centre with a fine range of events from symphony orchestras to community theatre and all manner of singers and shows. It also is an art gallery and the shows change very few weeks. www.wgac.com.au
Try a Coffee at one of our many fine Cafés including Earth Market Cafe Frankies ,The Main St Cafe, Debritz and over 10 more in easy walking distance of the city centre
Follow the Linear Park along Hazel Creek and see bollards decorated by many of our local artists. This trail starts at the Burke St Park where there are mosaics and mosaic decorated seats as well as gym equipment and finishes at Brooker Park wetlands (www.bawbawshire.vic.gov.au/.../Warragul_Linear_Park_Arts_Discovery)
Try10 pin bowling at Bowland Warragul in Queen St. Great for the kids and fun for all. (www.facebook.com/Bowlandwarragul)
Walk the Two towns trail. This recently opened trail starts at the western side of Warragul and is a walking/cycle path to nearby Civic park in Drouin. Along its 8km are signs, wetlands and art http://walkingmaps.com.au/walk/54
Find some fine food and produce at Warragul Farmers Market in Civic Park (3rd Saturday of the month) www.warragulfarmersmarket.com.au for 6 months of the year this is accompanied by the Warragul Arts Market where local artisans show their creative accomplishments.
Hear some fine music. Wesley at Warragul is home to the west Gippsland Chorale and the theatre organ society and concerts in a range of music occur regularly. www.wesleyofwarragul.org.au
Catch the latest movie at Warragul Civic Cinema. This is off the arcade in the centre of town and is a fine way to beat the weather. (http://www.peninsulacinemas.com.au/)
See what’s on at Logan Park on the South side of Warragul which features activities such as Trotting races, www.harness.org.au/warragul/warragul.cfm, the Warragul show( 1st fri night and Sat in March) and greyhound races warragul.grv.org.au/AboutUs.aspx as well as a range of other events
The Warragul Hub / Crazy Cow Activity Centre is a new place to explore at 126 North Road,which is at the turnoff to Bunnings. At the Crazy Cow in Warragul they have mini golf, large indoor playground and cafe. 56080524 ,www.thecrazycow.com.au
Catch a game of country Football (type in Warragul football club) or Cricket (www.westernparkcc.vic.cricket.com.au) at the Western Park oval (Tarwin St) or go to Burke St courts on Saturday to see a multitude of Netball games.
Have a picnic or BBQ and enjoy the gardens, lake and facilities at Civic Park Warragul.
Enjoy a meal at any of the fine Restaurants in Warragul for example Warragul Country Club, , The courthouse, The Black Tie, and Bukhara as well as at least 10 other eateries with a range of cuisines available.
Visit a gallery including Moving Pictures (just across the rail line) and also The West Gippsland Arts centre has changing exhibitions in their foyer
Have a local wine and a meal at any of the local wineries including Brandy Creek (brandycreekwines.com.au/) and Parnassus (sceneatparnassus.com.au/)which both have spectacular views or pick up a local wine at the press Cellars www.thepresscellars.com.au/
Check out local history at the Old Shire Offices (near the Railway station) where you can look at displays of local history, and nearby find the Mary Gabriel mosaic in the soundshell and the statue of Lionel Rose
See what is on at Lardner Park which is a short drive on the south side of town and is the site of Farmworld (May) Trucks in Action, Craft Markets Australia and numerous other “events” www.lardnerpark.com.au/
Take a drive and enjoy the wonderful views from Brandy Creek Rd leaving town to the North, Camp Hill which is behind Parnassus restaurant on the north side of town . On the South side of town either head towards Korumburra and although it is a curvy road, the views are wonderful or head along McDonalds track to Mt Worth and again curvy but beautiful.
Have a swim at the Warragul Leisure Centre heated pool Burke St Warragul www.warragul.ymca.org.au/(being renovated 2015)
Take the kids bigger kids might enjoy the skate ramp in Burke St Park
Check out Warragul Library has a range of programs for all sorts of people and is happy to provide free internet www.wgrlc.vic.gov.au/client/wgrl/?