A charming country village.
Surrounded by breathtaking scenery, Tallong has developed as an area of ‘weekend retreats’. Within an easy drive from Sydney, the village offers an attractive venue for backpackers and day trippers.
Situated on the boundary between four major biological zones, Tallong has a remarkable natural diversity of wildlife and plant species. Rare plants such as the Tallong Midge Orchid (Genoplesium Plumosum) can only be found in the area surrounding Tallong.
A Brief History
The original settlement of Barber’s Creek was renamed in the early 20th century after the Aboriginal word Tallong meaning “spring of water”.
The Tallong district was first discovered by Hume, Throsby and Smith in their efforts to cross the Shoalhaven River in 1818 and 1820. The district’s early development owes a lot to the hard labour of convicts, with some of their constructions still surviving today.
While you’re here…
- Stunning views of Morton National Park
- Breathtaking views of Shoalhaven Gorge and river seen from Long Point and Badgerys Lookouts
- The ever-popular annual Tallong Apple Day Festival