Take the road less travelled and you’ll end up in Tara! The tiny town of Tara is situated South West of Dalby, and approximately 3.5hrs drive from Brisbane. Tara has a population of 855 people and evokes a rural lifestyle with wheat, beef and wool farms surrounding the shire.
Keep the kids entertained without technology, yes it is possible! ‘Eye spy’ the vibrant colours of the native parrots before stopping off at the local Lagoon for a picnic lunch by the waters edge, maybe some fishing or just stretch your legs as you take the interpretive nature walk.
Pop into the Tara Commercial Hotel to see paintings by Hugh Sawrey, and don’t miss the opportunity to see the work of local and internationally acclaimed wool artist, Barbara Geisel. For more information visit Visitor Information.
Have a game of cops and robbers in the old police station jailhouse of the Tara & District Historical Museum; which boast the towns old school building, wooden rail wagons, a 1929 fire engine, shearing memorabilia, and more. For more information visit: Tara Historical Museum.
Tara Spa Apartments, no it’s not a mirage! The Tara Spa Apartments offer a range of unique accommodation options from your own private courtyard to spa baths with directional showers, foot massagers and lights! The complex also features a salt water swimming pool, outdoor hot spa pagoda, BBQ, pool table, free wifi and is pet friendly. For more information visit Tara Spa Apartments.
Be sure to catch the Tara Folk Festival, a free local event that brings musicians from far and wide to share the love of music. Camping is free, kids are welcome, meals prices are decent and there’s an undercover beer garden, what more could you need?! For more information visit Tara Folk Festival.