Tara, Qld

Well it’s been a eventful first week since we have hit the road full time. In that time we have winched out with the caravan attached a Landcruiser ute with a long trailer attached that had got itself well and truely bogged to its axels trying to turn around to check on a dog that had bit hit by a previous vehicle. The dog was ok. Truck winched it out no worries. There is a lot of water sitting next to the road and in paddocks.

We blew a tyre on the van just outside Oakey, we carry 2 spares so can get a replacement when the opportunity arises.

Did a few one nighters along the way. And stayed 3 nights at Tara.

Tara Lagoon Parklands is well worth a mention. This is the second time we have stayed here, they have done a few changes since we were last here. There is an unpowered flat section on gravel that over looks the lagoon. There are now more powered sites. 3 seperate sections, a few sites at the first amenities block you come to. It has showers and toilets and bins out the front.

Second lot are a bit like circling the wagon’s where it’s one way around and you can pull off into different size sites. There is a big grassed area in the middle with a communal fire pit, a covered BBQ area and a bin. Also close to the amenities block. This is the section we stayed and liked.

The third area over looks the lagoon and is bit like caravan park sites, good sizes. This area also has a new toilet block with shower, toilets and bins.

There is a walking track around the lagoon with lots of information signs and boards of the local area. A big covered playground for the kids, 5 min walk into town, we are told the pub has some great grub. A walk of Remembrance with plaques of fallen soldiers next to trees. Some gym equipment were you can workout. All this for $5.10 for up to 3 nights unpowered and thereafter $5.10 a night up to 14 nights. Or $10.30 for power for up to 3 nights, and thereafter $10.30 a night up to 14 nights. Extremely great value and dog friendly. Prices do change. 

Tara is a small rural town in the Western Downs Region in Qld. The town has a real well stocked supermarket and we thought the prices were very reasonable, bakery, pub, scout den, tennis courts, historic centre, school, hospital, fuel, bowling club, chemist, showgrounds etc. Not bad for a small town, so call into some of the shops and show your support.