Nestled at the foot of the magnificent Tallarook Ranges, the quiet township of Tallarook has its history linked with the expanding railway network.

The town is on the northern slopes of the Great Dividing Range, on land that was once central to the territories of the Goulburn Aboriginal tribes, in whose language, Tallarook means ‘call of the wattle birds’.

Today Tallarook supports abundant wildlife and farming properties. The local vineyards are gaining an international reputation and provide the perfect place to unwind and explore.

The town is known in Australia for the colloquialism, “Things are crook in Tallarook”, believed to date to the Great Depression and unemployed travellers seeking work.

Plan your trip along the Great Victorian Rail Trail - check out places to stayplaces to eat and things to do.

The development of colonial Australia can be traced through the development of its rail system. Railways influenced the fortunes of towns and regions; became the colony’s largest employer; transformed the relationship between town and country; and introduced new concepts of distance, time and comfort. (Davison, 1998:547)


Find out about Seymour - a nearby town supporting visitors to the Great Victorian Rail Trail.


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Accommodation & Attractions near Tallarook