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Taralga Wildlife Park and Wind Farm

It’s a short and easy ride from Taralga along the quiet and low-traffic Bannaby Road to visit both the Taralga Wildlife Park and Taralga Wind Farm.

TERRAIN

The route is 5km each way, with a gentle rise on the way up the windfarm lookout; and a gentle roll back into town.

The ride is entirely on a sealed country road with no shoulder. Traffic is minimal and can easily pass. This is a good ride even for adults and children who may not be used to riding.

ACCESS

If staying in Taralga, you can ride direct from your accommodation. We’ve mapped the ride to start and end at the Australia Post Office in the township but you can otherwise park your car at any convenient in the township, or at the nearby showground on Walsh Street which you will pass as you leave the township.

FOOD AND DRINK

You can grab a coffee or bite to eat pre or post ride from either of two great options in Taralga, both serving barista coffee and with fresh and health menu options at either the Tangled Vine Cafe or the Ploughman Cafe.

MORE DETAILS

There are public toilets available in the Taralga township near the Municipal Office building.

Taralga

Taralga is a small village in the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia in Upper Lachlan Shire. It is located at the intersection of the Goulburn-Oberon Road and the Laggan-Taralga Road. It is accessible from Oberon to the north, Mittagong to the east, Goulburn to the south, and Crookwell to the west. Fine wool, prime lambs and beef, lush berries, quality wine and heritage buildings – all the good things in life are found in the peaceful village of Taralga just 47 km north of Goulburn, NSW. First recognised as a settlement in 1825, Taralga was established as a village in the 1860s and has preserved and protected its unique building style up until today. Buildings from the 1860s to the 1890s were built from stones and rocks gathered locally rather than quarried. The result is an architectural style somewhere between Georgian and Victorian, with larger windows and grander constructions than settlers enjoyed in other parts of the country. The Historical Museum is housed in the former Methodist Church and is open for visitors. The grounds contain some fantastic historic buildings, displays, demonstrations and archives that tell the story since the pioneering days. Taralga boasts a range of specialty shops and excellent eating so make sure you plan a trip to Taralga which is located on the Tablelands Way touring route from Goulburn to Mudgee and beyond.

Christ the King Catholic Church

Catholic Church of Christ the King is a heritage-listed Catholic church building located at Macarthur Street, Taralga. It was designed by Sydney Smith of Ogg & Serpell and built from 1934 by R. M. Bowcock. The property is owned by the Archdiocese of Canberra – Goulburn and was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 30 April 2004. You can access the church via the side door and see the amazing interior including the altar made from Wombeyan Caves marble.

Taralga Wildlife Park

Taralga Wildlife Park is open Wednesday to Monday from 10.00am to 4.00pm all year round from. (Closed Tuesday and Wednesday). They are open every day during school holidays except Christmas day. They recommend you arrive before 2.30pm if you wish to see everything. Come and spend the day at one of Southern New South Wales finest tourist attractions, showcasing a large collection of native and exotic wildlife. The Park also boasts a number of farm animals including miniature ponies, miniature cattle, pigs, sheep and a whole lot more. Free BBQ facilities, keeper talks and complementary animal food are included with entry!

Taralga Wind Farm

Taralga Wind Farm is situated on ridgelines just east of the Taralga township, in the Southern Tablelands of NSW. The wind farm’s 51 turbines generate up to a total capacity of 107MW of clean renewable energy for the life of the project.

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