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Tara has a vibrant rural lifestyle and is well known as a cattle and sheep grazing area. This quaint town has a warm, friendly atmosphere and the locals are always willing to stop and have a chat. Visitors to Tara will be amazed by the impressive collection of rare native parrots. The Town has essential services and there are hotel and motel accommodation plus schools. If you are in town during a national sheepdog trial, shearing competition, rodeo, country show or race meeting, don't miss the chance to enjoy this great country entertainment. Relax with the more traditional recreational activities such as fishing, golf and bowls. Or perhaps you will discover Tara's unique talent, internationally acclaimed resident artist Barbara Geisel and her collection of world famous wool paintings. Native flora and fauna displays are abundant throughout the Shire, and among these you can spot some rare species. The eastern third of the Shire also supports Queensland's best examples of ironbark, spotted gum and cypress pine trees. Tara is well known for having one of the largest rural subdivisions in the state, with 13 to 40 hectare properties. This has attracted new residents who have introduced many interesting skills and trades. Today, some of the unusual produce in the town's diverse primary production includes ostriches, emus, red claw crayfish and mohair goats. Tara Historical Society Museum has a vast display of bottles, sheep drenching guns, furniture from the original Court House, relics from the first township of Southwood and photographs dating back to the late 1800s.

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Tara Festival of Culture and Camel Races


Tara Festival of Culture and Camel Races is a three day event in which visitors can experience a unique blend of multi-cultural entertainment and an authentic camel race meet in a country location. Staged every two years on the first weekend in August in the tiny town of Tara, just 3.5 hours west of Brisbane and 2 hours west of Toowoomba, the population of the town swells during festival time.

In addition to the iconic camel races there is an eclectic mix of live entertainment, bands, roving performers, cuisine, arts and culture, providing an opportunity for education and interaction for everybody, with free workshops also on offer.

You can camp onsite at the festival, encouraging some 2,000 camping, caravans and motorhomes.


Event Dates
2019
      2nd Aug
      3rd Aug
      4th Aug


Tara Chinchilla Road
Tara, QLD, 4421

Located 12.8K from Tara

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