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Take the road less travelled and you will end up in the peaceful Tara Region, as far from city life as you can imagine. Accessed off the main Moonie and Warrego Highways, Tara is literally 'off the beaten track' and that's just how the locals like it.

If you are hankering to totally escape the stress of the city, you'll find life in Tara happens at a relaxed pace and travellers are always welcome to stay a while. When you arrive in town, drop into the Tara Information Centre to chat to a local about what to see and do. Enjoy the Lagoon Parklands featuring Settlers Park and the Walk of Remembrance Garden. The Lagoon offers a cool respite and it serves as the local fitness precinct complete with outdoor gym. You can picnic by the water's edge, fish, cycle or take the interpretive walk to see an abundance of birdlife.

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 Commercial Hotel is home to several paintings by framed artist Hugh Sawrey that he painted while passing through in the 60s. And don't miss the chance to meet and see the work of Barbara Geisel, an internationally acclaimed wool artist and local resident.


Tara: Events

Annual Tara Cup Race Day

Tara Race Club hold their Annual Tara Cup Race Day on the first Saturday in October each year. This is an exciting Country Race Day with horses coming from a wide are to compete in their five race program. They promote this day as an enjoyable family day with free Jumping Castle for the kids. Sky Channel - Bookmakers, Bar and barbecue operating all day.

There is a Calcutta on the Tara Cup where you can pick and buy your preferred horse at the Auction. There will be prizes for the Best Dressed Lady and Best Dressed Gent. After the last race there will be live music going into the night. A Courtesy Bus will be operating. Free camping available on the grounds, or you might like to camp on their Creek, which is adjacent to the Racecourse and do some fishing.

Tara is only 3 - 4 hours west of Brisbane.

Event Dates
      7th Oct

Showgrounds Road
Tara, QLD, 4421

Located 0.7K from Tara

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
      2nd Aug
      3rd Aug
      4th Aug

Tara Chinchilla Road
Tara, QLD, 4421

Located 12.8K from Tara

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