Tarana, a small rural town developed in the 1960s, is located in a picturesque valley located 30 minutes’ drive from Lithgow, nestled beside the main western railway line. Tarana, derived from the indigenous word meaning “large waterhole”, and what a fitting name to describe the town, housing the historical Tarana Hotel. Since opening in 1873, the Tarana Hotel has accumulated an impressive collection of mementos and photos of its patrons over the years. Relax and enjoy a quiet beer surrounded by breathtaking views and a friendly local atmosphere. Why not enjoy a delicious meal with Lunch served from 12 pm to 3pm and Dinner from 5:30pm to 8pm.
Located a few kilometers east of Tarana, lies the Evans Crown Nature reserve, the best place to appreciate the true beauty of the Crown, and the scenic landscape rewarding those who trek the 30–45-minute walk along a moderate uphill climb. The Evans Crown Reserve is accessible via a right-hand turn into Honeysuckle Falls Road just off the Sodwalls Road.
Flat Rock Picnic Area is a great location for a family picnic or a dip in the water if you are looking to cool off on a hot summer day. Located right along the Fish River, it is a beautiful place for camping or a picnic.