A Quintessential Country Village

The rustic farming village of Tarago lies in a valley through which the Mulwaree Chain of Ponds flow towards Goulburn.

The major industry in the area was the Woodlawn Mine that operated for about 20 years, producing copper, lead and zinc. It has now been converted to Woodlawn Bioreactor that is using the latest technology to treat and dispose of waste material transported by rail from Sydney.

A Brief History

Tarago is home to the Loaded Dog Hotel, established in 1848. The hotel is an important part of Australia’s heritage. It was the meeting place and ‘safe house’ for many bushrangers, including the notorious Frank Gardiner and Ben Hall.

For many years Tarago was a staging post and rail head for the southern line, the Railway Station dating from 1884 is still in use today.

Things To Do

  • Visit The Loaded Dog Hotel
  • Tours of the Woodlawn Bioreactor
  • Enjoy the quarterly CAPS (Craft, Art, Produce Seasonal) Market every 5th Saturday of the month 

What’s on

There are lots of things happening this month.
The Craft, Art, Produce Seasonal Market In Tarago

This market is held quarterly. Tarago is a pleasant drive, half way between Bungendore and Goulburn...

Tarago Craft, Art, Produce Seasonal (CAPS) Market

Come and wander around an eclectic mix of stalls and support the local and regional stall holders. W...

Annual Tarago Show

This relatively small show once more prides itself on giving everybody a wonderful variety of events...


Our Community

Come and explore the beauty of our town.