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.
While you’re here…
- 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