Situated in the ruggedly beautiful Upper Lachlan region, Taralga is a charming country town that’s full of surprises. Boasting a unique hilly landscape, Taralga offers an abundance of fresh country air and big skies, with more than a couple natural wonders on the doorstep. Despite its close proximity to Sydney and Canberra, the town remains a precious, untouched diamond in the rough, and provides a welcoming secluded feel for those wishing to get away from it all.
The streets of Taralga tell many stories of the region’s early history and the important role the Southern Tablelands played in early exploration and agricultural ventures. Heritage buildings dating back to the mid 1800’s almost transport you back in time, when acts of heroism were large and the crimes were petty.
Nearby, the Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve offers an enchanting experience, with the Wombeyan Caves, including the Figtree Cave, well worth exploring. The area is also impressive for those wanting to stay above ground, with the reserve a natural playground for wild kangaroos.
Back in town, there are a number of eclectic shops from which to purchase locally made jams, olive oil, honey, wines and handcrafted furniture. The town’s cafes and pubs pride themselves on good, old fashioned country hospitality, while the various accommodation options, which include a country pub, bed and breakfast, farmstay and self-contained cottage, promise a perfect night’s rest. Whatever you crave, you’re bound to find it in Taralga.