• Kate Hinton

Things to do and see in Taralga NSW

Join us as we venture through a day trip to Taralga NSW followed by Laggan and Crookwell.


Break free for a weekend to explore the Shire of Villages. Breath in the country air and roam the rural landscape of the Upper Lachlan. Book Taralga Accommodation or stay at The Cottage Ravenscroft Crookwell. It's just a stroll to shops and breakfast.Take your time and let the day unfold through paddocks of green and rolling hills to quaint country towns and warm hospitality.

Make your base in Crookwell and explore the food and fancy that awaits.

Set off to Taralga via the small country village of Laggan past green contented sheep and rich, red soil. Stop off for a local brewed beer at the Laggan Hotel. It’s small,cosy and friendly with country sized meals, or book a dining experience at the renowned Laggan Pantry. Fresh local produce and exquisite dining is what you can expect.Time your visit to experience Laggan Markets, a true country market with devonshire teas and home made goods.

Taralga is just 25 minutes further. Look out for the convict cottage on your right as you enter this historic town and see the romanesque Christ the King Catholic Church with its Notre Dame style window and the historic buildings lining the long main street.

Have a beer at the Taralga hotels and sample local ingredients and delicious wines in a 5 course shared dinner at the Argyle Inn. There are cafes and unique shopping experiences also.

Eclectopia is a changing collection of fine

things, rare and artisant, fragrant and domestic, comforting , surprising and practical. Next door is an art gallery full of local oils, watercolours and printmakers work from local artists. It is housed in an old country general store with long counters and shelving still in place. A walk back into yesteryear.

See the quaint shops and giftware in the main centre with coffee and lunch at Grand Etties, a tribute to a stoic female pioneering doctor who served the community for 30 years. Chef Brenden Gadidge worked in a hatted local restaurant before establishing the cafe with a twist on country fare. Try the lamb toasties, daily baked bread and a regular changing menu with fine tasting coffee.

Marvel at the native and exotic animals at the Taralga Wildlife Park and drive a bit further to see a huge wind tower up close.

Return to stylish accommodation at The Cottage Ravenscroft in the historic grounds of the Ravenscroft Homestead. Enjoy a meal at one of the Crookwell hotels and settle in for a peaceful night’s sleep at The Cottage Ravenscroft. Come in winter, and sit by an open wood fire in the pub. Nothing beats warm,country life on a cold winter’s day.

Kate is your hostess who greets you with the hairy receptionist dog, Mishka. The Cottage is stylish, self contained, includes a self serve continental breakfast in the tariff with an 11am checkout. Make a booking for your country escape.

e at or phone Kate on 0438447333 to explore the Upper Lachlan, just 3 hours from the heart of Sydney.

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