Once a nondescript Latrobe Valley township between the major centres of Warragul and Moe, Yarragon has been transformed into quaint Yarragon Village and a tourist destination on the Gourmet Deli Country Trail.
The township now boasts a fascinating range of specialty shops selling old wares, crafts and trimmings of a bygone age. Its signature streetscape presents a colonial front, with new shops designed to match the restored buildings.
The pace and style for the village’s colonial shopping image was set by John and Maree Dunnion 1984 when they opened a tearoom they called Dairy Delicacies that sold Gippsland cheeses, home-made ice cream, yoghurt, jams, chutney and local honey. The venture was a success and sparked a chain-reaction which led to the creation of a string of period shops and businesses. Yarragon is now a natural stopover on the unashamedly indulgent deli trail.