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The township of Taroom lies on the banks of the picturesque Dawson River, 128 kilometres north of Miles. Settlers took up the land here in 1845, just one year after the area's discovery. Most of these settlers came droving flocks of sheep from the overcrowded New England and Hunter Valley districts. When you visit you will notice that today the area is predominately prime range bred beef cattle or grain production. Taroom is renowned for high quality beef cattle, prime hard wheat, other grain crops and forestry products. Taroom and Wandoan and promote three exciting self-drive tours to explore the region. These include taking in the breathtaking beauty of Isla Gorge, which abounds with native flora, excellent for bushwalking. The native animals and the general tranquillity add to the sense of peacefulness that ensures a visit to the Gorge will be a truly memorable experience. Taroom offers visitors accommodation, supermarkets, well- stocked shops, and is an ideal fuel stop. Taroom and Wandoan offer high quality bore water, first-class swimming pools, scenic 18-hole golf links, year-round bowls, tennis, horse racing and polocrosse and excellent showgrounds which stage agricultural shows, rodeos and campdrafting. Riders from Taroom have become legends on the national rodeo scene. Visitors always enjoy fishing on the Dawson River. Both towns provide historical and heritage centres open by arrangement.


Taroom: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Palm Tree Creek

Located just 15 kilometres north of Taroom in the Banana Shire is Palm Tree Creek. Palms unique to the upper Dawson River catchment area including the Livistona palm can be found here.

They have gained Palm Tree Creek world-wide recognition as home to these unique species. Petrified palms are also found throughout the district.

Fitzroy Development Road
Taroom, QLD, 4420

Located 19.2K from Taroom

Lake Murphy Conservation Park

Nestled beneath the low Murphy's Range in the central highlands, Lake Murphy remains largely unchanged from the days when Europeans first passed this way.

Lake Murphy provides a seasonal refuge for waterbirds. This perched lake fills only when nearby Robinson Creek overflows, and has been dry five times in the past two centuries. The shaded, grassy campsites near Lake Murphy are a great place to spend the night and watch the sun set over the lake. Even when the lake is dry, this is a peaceful and beautiful spot.

Lake Murphy Conservation Park has one circuit track, which is four kilometres return and takes approximately one hour. Walk 300 metres from the picnic and camping area to the shores of Lake Murphy. A four kilometre circuit track skirts the lake's southern shore before following Robinson Creek through forest red gums and returning through woodland to the picnic area.

Lake Murphy is north of Taroom on the road to Expedition National Park.

Glenhaughton Road
Taroom, QLD, 4420

Located 22.4K from Taroom

Taroom: Events

Santos GLNG Taroom Cup Race Day

Join the Dawson Jockey Club at Taroom for the best that country racing has to offer. There is a five race program and the feature race is the running of the Leichhardt Hotel Taroom Cup.

The races are the main event of a weekend of activities for Taroom's Dawson River Festival which commences on Friday evening with an Art Show.

This is a great family day with free entertainment for children. Meals are available, there is music until midnight and a bar will operate. Entry to the races is free.

As always, the on field fashions will offer great prizes for the best dressed.

Event Dates
      24th Sep

56 Racecourse Lane
Taroom, QLD, 4420

Located 2.6K from Taroom

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