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TARRAS

Latitude: 44° 52' South   Longitude: 169° 20' East
Named by Surveyor Thomson in 1857 after Tarras Waters, Dumfries, Scotland.

Updated 7 May 2022





WELCOME TO TARRAS

Tarras is a thriving and productive farming, horticulture and viticulture area. It is one of the driest areas in New Zealand, with annual rainfall of between 300 and 500 millimetres. It spans the world in its reach with merino wool, award winning pinot noir wines and striking landscapes.
The Lindis area was the site of the first gold rush in Otago when gold was found in the Lindis River in 1857.

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Situated on State Highway 8, Tarras Village is less than 30 minutes drive from both Cromwell and Wanaka. To the north lies the Lindis Pass and Omarama, 83 kilometres away.

The vast open space includes a superb vista which takes in the Dunstan Range to the east and the Pisa Range to the west. To the south is a great view looking down the Cromwell Valley, north east to the St Bathan's Range and north west to the mountains and Matukituki Valley.

See what the New Zealand Herald has to say about Tarras. LINK


 

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TARRAS NEWS

TARRAS COUNTRY CAFE
Antonia and Paul are pleased to announce the Tarras cafe is open for business 9.00am to 4.00pm daily.

THE PERILS OF BENDIGO
An extraordinary rescue the other night...here

WELCOME TO OMI-CROMWELL
High covid infection numbers in the area and the effects of the virus.
...here NEWSROOM

EMERGENCY READINESS
Emergency Management Otago has partnered with CODC and Neighbourhood Support to establish a coordinated support/notification system for activation in case of significant emergencies.
Click here for details

MORE DEVELOPMENT
Tarras definitely not in decline...here ...here...here...here... here

GOLD!
Otago is on the cusp of a new gold rush...ODTMeanwhile - Australian mining company Santana Minerals is drilling exploration shafts up to 170 metres deep near the old Bendigo mining area. Results so far suggest a potential value of at least $1billion dollars in gold could be extracted.
"...has the potential to be further expanded and developed into a low cost per ounce heap leach operation, with ore from bulk tonnage open pits."
From Santana Minerals draft release to the ASX.
The prospect of an open-cast gold mine has the potential to radically alter the ecology and environment while significantly increasing heavy traffic on Loop Road.
Investor Presentation ...here ...here