|Boats at the
Port Albert marina, a few kilometres
along the coast.
Tiny town notable for its early wooden church
Located 236 km south east of Melbourne
Tarraville is a quiet little town which was once
a booming stopover point for the gold
prospectors making their way across country from
Port Albert to the Omeo goldfields. At the
height of the goldrush it has a population of
219 which, remarkably, was the largest stable
population in the area.
Today there is little of importance left at
Tarraville. It is a sleepy town which attracts
visitors curious to see Victoria's second-oldest
Things to see:
Christ Church, Church of England
The National Estate records that Christ Church
is a rectangular timber Gothic Revival which was
built in 1856 to a design by J. H. W. Pettit and
George Hastings. It was reputedly the first
church in Gippsland and is 'a rare surviving
example of drop slab construction'. In recent
times it has been painted blue and cream.