Spend the Day in Taralga: Come for a day, stay for a lifetime - fall in love with this village

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CHURCH: Church of Christ The King is part of the Catholic complex, which includes the Presbytery, St Joseph's Convent and Sacred Heart School. Photo: @mareecross.

CHURCH: Church of Christ The King is part of the Catholic complex, which includes the Presbytery, St Joseph's Convent and Sacred Heart School. Photo: @mareecross.

The small Southern Tablelands village of Taralga is making a big name for itself.

First recognised as a settlement in 1825, Taralga was established as a village in the 1860s and has preserved and protected its unique building style up until today. Just 45km from Goulburn, it is located on the Tablelands Way touring route from Goulburn to Mudgee and beyond. Known for its Australia Day camp draft and rodeo, striking stone architecture and the production of prime lamb, beef and fine wool, there are a few more well-kept village secrets drawing visitors in droves.

Eclectopia Gifts

HISTORICAL: The colonial Settlers Slab Cottage is part of the Taralga Historical Museum complex at Orchard Street. Photo: Brian Faulkner

HISTORICAL: The colonial Settlers Slab Cottage is part of the Taralga Historical Museum complex at Orchard Street. Photo: Brian Faulkner

Eclectopia Gifts started its life in the burgeoning artisan market scene back in 2011 when Chrissie O’Neill was living in the Blue Mountains. Newcomers to Taralga, Chrissie and her partner, Lyn Martin, opened their retail store in Orchard Street 18 months ago, as a natural progression from market life.  Eclectopia Gifts is unique to the Southern Tablelands and offers a unique opportunity to source quality gifts, including handmade jewellery, ceramics and textiles. Eclectopia's mission is to promote small artisans including works by local artist, Sam Cosgrove. Chrissie is passionate about sourcing diversified gifts of integrity with the appeal of giving something unique and lasting instead of mass produced. Their new specialty homewares store will open on Saturday, December 9 from 10am to 4pm. Just in time for Christmas shopping!

Taralga Public School

Taralga Public School offers a well balanced educational environment for children in kindergarten to Year 6. Students also enjoy the benefit of a small school family atmosphere. The school is committed to providing many and varied educational experiences to enhance each student's progress and encourage them to give their best.

Argyle Inn

The newly refurbished and reopened Argyle Inn is the talk of Taralga. Situated at the northern end of Orchard St and built in 1875, the Argyle Inn is an iconic, historic hotel that has been recently and lovingly restored. It is a public house, offering honest food by local cook, farmer and providore, Hugh Wennerbom, luxury accommodation and warm hospitality. The official opening of the Argyle Inn will also be held on Saturday, December 9. 

Not to be missed

  • Taralga Camp Draft – January 20-21
  • Taralga Junior Rodeo and Gymkhana – January 27
  • Taralga Rodeo and Yard Dog Trials - January 28
  • Taralga AP&H Show – March 10-11
  • For more local events: visitupperlachlan.com.au

This advertising feature was brought to you by the following businesses:

  • Taralga Public School
  • Eclectopia Gifts