Towns and Villages
Crookwell is a small town located in the Southern Tablelands of New South…
Two minutes from the Hume Highway west of Goulburn and a leisurely hour’s…
Taralga is a small village in the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales,…
The Southern Tablelands offers some incredible countryside ready for you to explore
Quiet country roads, beautiful scenery and undulating landscapes that are made for cycling
There is no better way to explore a region than on foot.
Meet the locals
Meet this 10th Generation sock maker plying the trade of his ancestors
Helping visitors to enjoy the countryside they fell in love with
An avid outdoors man, loving the wide open spaces and the freedom that…
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Tablelands and Canberra Region
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Relax and be welcomed at Cloverleigh Bed and Breakfast, brimming with country charm.…
The charming little cottage accommodates one couple, and is the perfect country getaway…
The Taralga Hotel is a traditional country hotel established in 1876, built from…
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The Upper Lachlan Shire spans just over 7100 square kilometres and ranges in altitude from approximately 500m to over 1000m so whilst it is all located on the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales, the weather can vary dramatically.
Due to the higher elevations, summers tend to be milder in the Upper Lachlan than in many parts of New South Wales however days in excess of 35 degrees Celsius are not unusual. The western side of the Shire is generally lighter, drier country making it ideal for the production of superfine wool for the international market whilst the east is part of the Sydney Water Catchment with fertile valleys ideal for cattle and horses.
The Upper Lachlan abounds with magnificent cold climate gardens that provide a myriad of autumn colours as we transition to the cooler months. Many of the region's biggest events happen during this period including the Collector Village Pumpkin Festival, the Crookwell Potato Festival and the Binda Picnic Races.
This beautiful time of year is charactertised by cooling days and nights and by the end of autumn overnight temperatures average 2-3 degrees celcius whilst daytime temperatures reach the low teens.
Snow dusted mornings are not unusual in the higher reaches of the Southern Tablelands. The four distinct seasons, including cold winters, shape the agricultural cycle and the types of produce and gardens that can be grown. Winter changes the whole landscape and has a beauty all of its own.
Winter is a great time to curl up in front of a wood fire or take advantage of the many clear, sunny days and explore the region with one of themed our scenic drives.
You can expect overnight temperatures to drop into the negatives with daytimes in the low teens with slight variations across the region.
As the temperature rises so do the bulbs and the Tablelands are blessed with a range of stunning cold climate gardens. Each spring a selection of gardens are featured in the Crookwell Garden Festival however gardens all over the region will open the public at various times especially the stunning Edna Walling garden of Markdale Station.
This time of year is when the special events season kicks off starting with the Gunning Fireworks Festival in September and running through the Garden Festival in November.
Spring is a glorious time as the deciduous trees come into leaf and bloom and the countryside awakens from its slumber so make sure you add a trip to your bucket list.
Old fashioned hospitality located less then an hour from Goulburn or Canberra. The newly renovated Royal Hotel (circa 1865) is definitely worth a visit.
Royal Hotel Dalton
Mary Gilmore Weekend is a cultural event held in memory of the locally born Dame Mary Gilmore. ...
Crookwell Mary Gilmore Festival
Taralga General Store is your one stop convenience store located in the heart of historic Taralga. We stock an array of fresh produce, grocery items ...
Taralga General Store
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