Glengarry is the first stop on the Trail, just 6km from the start of the trail in Traralgon. It’s a beautiful little town, marked by its tree-lined streets and historic buildings. But Glengarry isn’t just a pretty postcard — there’s plenty to do here, from live entertainment at the iconic pub, to shopping, and even the local skate park. For wine lovers, the nearby Narkoojee winery, cellar door, and restaurant can’t be missed.
Toilets, Parking, Pharmacy, General Store, Accommodation, Hospitality outlets, Water Fountain and Bike Repair Station
The Victorian Railways wanted a distinctive name for the new station to be built in the district variously known as Toongabbie South, Eaglehawk and Latrobe. Glengarry was chosen – it had been the alternative name for the nearby Latrobe River in the 1840s. A town soon developed around the new station, founded in 1883.
This area was known for its magnificent stands of red gum. Soon, bullock teams were hauling loads of timber from local sawmills to the Glengarry Station. The timber was loaded by crane onto waiting rail trucks. Crops of barley, wheat, oats and peas were also railed from Glengarry. After the draining of swampy land, dairying became prominent and a creamery was built near the railway station in 1890. By the 1950s, trains were regularly transporting milk products, wool bales, sheep, cattle and timber.