Things to do around Taralga

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There’s a lot to like in Taralga with plenty of things to do and discover. Taralga is a gourmet destination and has gained recognition for its exciting food scene due to its prime lamb, beef, berries and the talented presence of some renowned Aussie chefs and restaurateurs. If city slickers are searching for award-winning cafes and restaurants focusing on fresh, locally sourced ingredients and innovative flavour combos, Taralga’s your town.

Taralga also has a rich history, heritage streetscape, friendly atmosphere and stunning, natural surroundings – rolling green hills, lush farmland. There’s truffle hunting, bike races and festivals showcasing the vibrant community spirit, like the Taralga Art and Agricultural Shows and the Australia Day Rodeo weekend. You’ll have fun celebrating brilliant local artists, rural traditions and programmes packed with fun, music and of course…food.

Taralga is about a half an hour’s drive from Goulburn and is the traditional land of the Gundungurra people.

Wellness & Pampering

  • Your Soul Wellness studio in Taralga for self-love in regional NSW offering Yoga, Beauty and Reiki energy healing @yoursoulwellness – 79 Orchard St, Taralga NSW 2580
  • Sage Hair & Beauty Co. Goulburn – 94 Auburn St, Goulburn
  • Headlines Hair & Beauty Salon (incorporating Niche Hair Design), located at shop 1, 7 Franklin Street, Goulburn, NSW
  • Deja Vu Hair & Beauty – 200 Auburn St, Goulburn
  • Purple Dawn Healing – 20 King Rd, Crookwell
  • MoveAbility Massage – 236 Goulburn St Crookwell
  • Stella’s SPA PTY LTD – 65 Goulburn St Crookwell
  • Snip Snip Hairdressers – 46 Goulburn St, Crookwell
  • Holistic Health Crookwell

Explore & Discover

  • Taralga Wildlife Park, has lots of hands on experiences meeting friendly animals
  • Explore pioneering days at the Taralga Historical Museum in the former Methodist Church. The grounds contain some fantastic historic buildings, displays, demonstrations and archives
  • Visit the breathtaking limestone Wombeyan Caves about 40 km south of Taralga with guided tours to explore stunning caverns, stalagmites, and stalactites including the incredible Dennings Labyrinth
  • Drive around Taralga Wind Farm and witness the giant wind turbines in action. It’s an impressive sight of renewable energy
  • Bushwalk, hike, and cycle along scenic trails around Taralga
  • Visit Goulburn’s historic buildings, including the Courthouse, St. Saviour’s Cathedral, and the Big Merino, a famous Australian landmark. Trappers Bakery next door to the Big Merino is a must visit for hot pies and baked treats
  • Discover the limestone Abercrombie Caves, 60 km northwest of Taralga with tours, picnic areas, swimming holes and you may spot a wallaby or ‘roo when bushwalking
  • Taste test local wineries (Lochani, Brown Paper)
  • Explore the rivers and waterfalls at Wollondilly River and the cascades in nearby national parks. Fish, picnic and swim
  • Jenolan Caves is worth the trip for its natural beauty and underground formations and guided tours
  • Join in the fun at Taralga Rodeo
  • Visit Orchard St Gallery – take a printmaking class or get the kids to a koi making class! Plenty of activities throughout the year here as Jo Morris and hubby Bob Withers organise year ’round events
  • Hunt for vintage books

Good Eats

  •  The Argyle Inn hatted restaurant due to talented chef Hugh Wennerbom. Only open for dinner Thursdays and Friday which offers a small bistro menu & Saturday is a 5-course set menu. Book ahead. Bread made in house – delish! You can also ‘Shop our Menu’ Saturday mornings 8-10am: bread, pastries, charcuterie, ferments, prepared proteins as well as local vegetables from Glenbrae Produce and Holmbrae free range eggs
  • Taralga’s Grand Ettie (fine dining chef Brenden Gradidge and partner Chloe Smith serve up delicious wholesome food and really good coffee. Definitely try their smoked trout and rosti). Dine in & Takeaway. Not open Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
  • Laggan Pantry – A personal dining experience focusing entirely on your table, offering only two sitting times to a restricted number of people. They don’t cater for walk ins, so bookings are essential.
  • Paul’s Takeaway – Crookwell (delicious old school hamburgers and fries)
  • Thirty- Six Orchard St, Taralga
  • Crown Theatre Cafe, Crookwell
  • Cafe Zestt – 87 Goulburn St Crookwell
  • Tangles Vine – 79 Orchard St, Taralga – cafe with vintage collectables and alfresco eating

Foodies

  • Famous Potato Festival held every October long weekend
  • Crookwell Country Markets – 1st Saturday of the month, try some tasty baked goods and take home some fresh produce, fresh flowers and organic vegetable seeds, jam and chutneys and a barbeque breakfast or lunch
  • Taralga General Store and Tourist Info offers Hannafords award winning olive oil, superb hand-crafted wines from Lochani vineyard, jams, honey and artisanal goods.
  • Laggan Village Markets – Every third Saturday of the month (except December – in December it is the Laggan Christmas Village Markets) and no markets in January), the Laggan Memorial Hall boasting an astonishing array of goods from home-baked cakes, plants, gift items, metal sculpture, garden ornaments, custom made signs, ceramics, crochet and knitting, ceramics, leather goods and fine arts, collectables, second-hand tools, books and all sorts of pre-loved toys, home-baked bread, cakes and decadently delicious sweets, local honey, fantastic olive oil and olives, all sorts of jams, jellies, preserves and pickles. The kitchenette area sells beautiful Devonshire teas!
  • G Hills & Co Butchers – 127 Goulburn St, Crookwell – award winning sausages
  • Meats a Treat – 95 Goulburn St, Taralga (exceptionally good meats and don’t go passed their in-house sauces)

Retail Escapes

  • Thirty Six Orchard St is the home of three unique but connected businesses. On arrival start at Brown Paper Wine for a tasting, then wonder next door to find your favourite classic at Bookshop, before visiting Grace and Thorn to peruse a curated collection of high-quality, perfectly designed pieces
  • Admire and buy some art at Orchard St Gallery, Taralga
  • Lindner Quality Socks – 10th generation sock maker Andrew Lindner is continuing a family tradition almost 300 years in the making & takes out the regional business award for outstanding products. They focus on tradition, craftsmanship, family & community. See the weavers in action here.
  • Laggan Village Markets – Every third Saturday of the month (except December – in December it is the Laggan Christmas Village Markets) and no markets in January), the Laggan Memorial Hall boasting an astonishing array of goods from home-baked cakes, plants, gift items, metal sculpture, garden ornaments, custom made signs, ceramics, crochet and knitting, ceramics, leather goods and fine arts, collectables, second-hand tools, books and all sorts of pre-loved toys, home-baked bread, cakes and decadently delicious sweets, local honey, fantastic olive oil and olives, all sorts of jams, jellies, preserves and pickles. The kitchenette area sells beautiful Devonshire teas!
  • The Taralga Art Show is held on the King’s Birthday week
  • Bushranges Clothing C0 – 137 Goulburn St, Crookwell
  • Ensemble & Co – 75 Goulburn St, Crookwell
  • Top Paddock Crookwell -65 Goulburn St, Crookwell
  • Crookwell Country Retailer – 7 Goulburn St, Crookwell
  • Crookwell Footwear & Workwear – Family orientated & locally minded, supporter of local charities and stocking a range of products from R.M Williams, Thomas Cook, Ringers Western Pure Western, Akubra, Ariat, Redback, Goondiwindi Cotton, Marco Polo, Cabello, New Balance and many more…
  • Vinnies Crookwell – vintage and recycled wears and accessories – 59 Goulburn St, Crookwell
  • Crookwell Country Bunch – seedlings, the freshest floral blooms & carefully curated gifts

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