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TARRAS

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


REFUSE TRANSFER STATION
(the tip)
Has returned to pre-Covid terms of use.
Now locked with key available from Tarras Store.


RECYCLING DEPOT

NOW OPEN and operating as usual.

TARRAS STORE
NOW OPEN from 10.30am - 2.30pm.
New staff - Kirsty & Sam.


TARRAS COUNTRY CAFE
NOW OPEN from 9.00am.


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.

tarras

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


BROADBAND

The broadband cabinet at Bendigo has been upgraded. Check with your provider as you may be able to upgrade to VDSL.

Use this link to check wireless internet coverage at your location.
Both Spark and Skinny cell phone services provide 4G speed.

OTHER wireless internet providers include Ultimate Broadband, DFi Wanaka, Farmside, CountryNet.


NEW RESIDENTS

Check the COMMUNITY page for info on clubs, groups and businesses in Tarras.

 

QUICK LINKS



WEATHER RIVER FLOW TARRAS TALK HARVEST.COM

 


Tarras Talk - Back issues



TARRAS NEWS

New $300,000 fire truck for Tarras will be a more versatile, safe and effective machine for on and off-road emergencies. The Tarras Volunteer Fire Brigade are first responders and provide an essential service for the area so the arrival of this truck is most welcome. If you are interested in supporting/joining the brigade contact the Brigade Controller, Mark Davidson.

TARRAS COLLIE CLUB
are hosting a locals dogtrail on Sunday 19thJuly at Lindis Downs. A straight hunt and a shortened long head.

FISH 'N CHIPS at Tarras Country Cafe.
Friday nights 5.30 to 7.30pm. 03 445 2821

TARRAS GOLF CLUB
Club days resumes for men each Saturday 12.45pm report and women eachThursday 10.00am report.

Tarras Community Hall remains closed while the CODC completes interior refurbishments.

The CODC will NOT be putting a sign on top of the toilets until 2021?

 

 


TARRAS MAP

 


 

Site updated 2 July 2020