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Tarana: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Lake Lyell Recreation Park

Lake Lyell is a beautiful destination within two hours drive from Sydney. It provides visitors with access to the lake via a concrete boat ramp for waterskiing, fishing, kayaking and general boating. The park has both powered and unpowered sites, hot showers, free barbecues, and a children's' playground. It is a magnificent bush setting, and only 10 minutes from Lithgow.

Now home to the Aqua Blitz.

The park also has a number of picnic tables, catering for overnight visitors and day visitors.

Lake Lyell provides cooling water for both Wallerawang and Mount Piper Power Stations. The Lake is connected to Wallerawang Lake by pipeline and hence to Wallerawang and Mount Piper Stations. Water is pumped from Lake Lyell Dam on the Cox's River, about 20 kilometres from the power station to the Thompson's Creek Dam, close to Mount Piper, which provides an additional 27,000 mega litres of cooling water.

LOT 1 Magpie Hollow Road
South Bowenfels, NSW, 2790

Located 17.6K from Tarana

Lake Wallace

Lake Wallace is situated at Wallerawang off the Great Western Highway, fifteen kilometres south west of Lithgow.

Facilities include: children's playground, picnic and barbecue areas, hot showers are available.
Activities include: sailing (no power boats) and fishing (rainbow and brown trout) walking and bird watching.

Lake Wallace is RV friendly.

Great Western Highway
Wallerawang, NSW, 2845

Located 19.6K from Tarana

Tarana: Events

Daffodils at Rydal

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
A visit to Rydal when the gardens are open gives you the chance to visit a whole lot of different kinds of gardens. The village runs an all-day barbecue with tea, coffee and cakes available. An added attraction is the music which is included in the price of your entry ticket.

AUD10 takes you to all the gardens in the village as well as the four big country gardens. The garden at Chapel House is nine acres so there is plenty to see and there are refreshments here as well.

The Bark Ridge garden has a barbecue also in its big shed where the open fire is always going. Funds raised from garden entry support the Lithgow Kids Breakfast Program for disadvantaged children and the Respite care program run by Uniting Care.

Since 2002 Daffodils at Rydal has donated AUD133,660.00 to charities in the Lithgow District.

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Bathurst Street
Rydal, NSW, 2790

Located 12.5K from Tarana

Rydal Show

The Rydal Show is known as 'the biggest little show in the west', and this year will the 94th show for Rydal.

There is something for everyone with yard dog trials, wood chopping, prize winning arts and horticulture. See the best wool, the best cattle, and the best vegetables the district can produce. See the horse riding events and enjoy the Rydal Show country dining room where there is a two course lunch as well as morning and afternoon tea. Snacks are available at the canteen and liquid refreshments at the Bar.

Experience a real country show in a great bush setting on the edge of the village of Rydal, just 25 minutes from Lithgow.

Event Dates
      6th Feb

Rydal Showground,
Market Street
Rydal, NSW, 2790

Located 12.5K from Tarana

Rock and Road Cycling Race

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
The Rock and Road Cycling Race is a first for the area, and a first for Australia in cycling sport. A race where riders get to prove themselves across both road and mountain bike disciplines.

Rydal and surrounding areas will host the inaugural Rock and Road race event. Riders can choose a solo race where they can prove their skills on two bikes. Starting on the road bike riders will take in an 80 kilometre route out of Rydal and through the surrounding scenic countryside, before returning to the event hub and transitioning onto their mountain bike for the 40 kilometres rock route through Lidsdale State Forest.

There's also a Mini option which allows solo riders to complete a half distance course. Riders can choose to compete as a Duo, with one rider undertaking the road section and one rider taking on the rock route, with a tag-transition.

Event Dates
      14th May

Market Street
Rydal, NSW, 2790

Located 12.8K from Tarana

KTM Sunny Corner Trail Bike Rally

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
This year's Sunny Corner Trail Bike ride will be held over both days so you get double the ride, you can ride one loop on Saturday and the other on Sunday, OR do both loops both days - it's up to you. The usual two loops with Paramedics, Sweep riders and Recovery vehicles available both days. This will make for a great weekend of riding, so get your mates and join these two great days of Sunny Corner Forest riding.

Both loops will be open at 8:30am on Saturday and Sunday, so get in early to avoid the rush. Riders will be scanned in and out to ensure all get back safely.

Presentation will still be held on Sunday 13th at 4:30pm and you have to be there to win the bike and other prizes (no exceptions). The Bonfire be held on Saturday.

Event Dates
      12th Sep
      13th Sep

Sunny Corner Road
Lithgow, NSW, 2790

Located 15.7K from Tarana

Sunny Corner Sunday

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
Sunny Corner Sunday Local Arts and Crafts - the artists and craftspeople of Yetholme, Tarana and Meadow Flat will open their doors this year for the traditional Sunny Corner Sunday.

There will be some old favourites plus new exhibitions such as mosaics, prints, fashion handbags, jewellery, garden sculptures, local produce and more.

Bring your friends and a hamper and picnic in their gardens.

Event Dates
      6th Dec
      6th Dec

Sunny Corner
Sunny Corner, NSW, 2795

Located 16.4K from Tarana

Highlands Steam and Vintage Fair

If it's heritage, then the Oberon Highlands Steam and Vintage Fair has it.

The fair is held annually in Oberon, with event set up, and the tractor trek, and car and truck road runs (entrants only), on Friday.

Saturday has a street parade at 10am, followed by all the action at the Fair Ground. Sunday starts with the early bird tractor trek and displays until noon. No entry fees on Sunday due to reduced activities and displays.

Free entry for exhibitors, on site camping available (limited space available).

Featuring historic machinery, vintage and classic car displays, steam traction engines, steam portables and stationary engines, vintage trucks and lots of tractors. Tractor treks, fun tractor pull, car and truck rally, the flying pieman organ, market stalls, drum maker, timber working, military displays including Lithgow Living History Group.

Event Dates
      13th Feb

Lowes Mount Road
Oberon, NSW, 2787

Located 18.9K from Tarana

Mayfield Garden Private Garden Spring Open Days

Mayfield Garden is one of the world's largest privately owned cool climate gardens and is home to a private garden, and the Water Garden which is a year-round visitor experience.

The Private Garden Spring Open Days at Mayfield Garden offer visitors a rare chance to experience the expansive private family garden beyond the Water Garden. See the vibrant spring colours across over 160 acres (64 hectares) of manicured garden.

Private Garden Open Days occur for set days each autumn and spring and there's something for everyone with the Kitchen Caf? serving delicious food and the Nursery selling a range of cool climate plants and some kids activities too.

Just 2.5 hours from Sydney and 15 kilometres from Oberon, Mayfield Garden Private Garden Open Days are not to be missed.

Closed on Public Holidays. Please check the website for details.

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530 Mayfield Road
Oberon, NSW, 2787

Located 19.5K from Tarana

Aberdeen Highland Games

The annual Aberdeen Highland Games take place first weekend in July each year. It is the final event of Scottish Australia Heritage Council's Heritage Week.

During the event more than 23 events take place with stalls providing food and Celtic displays all of which represent traditional Celtic culture and recreation as well as the traditional Kirkin of the tartan. The games are a gathering together from Sydney and regional New South Wales of pipe bands, Clans, dancers, heavy events, and state and interstate tug-of-war teams to celebrate the Celtic history of the Upper Hunter.

Following the excitement of the Highland Games there will be an authentic Scottish Ceilidh. The English Dictionary defines a ceilidh (pronounced kay-lee) as "an informal social gathering, with songs, story-telling, music and dancing". The Ceilidh is always a great night out where everyone is welcome.

Event Dates
      2nd Jul

New England Highway
Aberdeen, NSW, 2336

Located 19.5K from Tarana

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