Things to Do

Historic Old Nursery in Autumn

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Wirrabara Forest

  • The historic “Old Nursery” was established in 1877 and is just across the road
  • Birdwatching in the Forest and on our property
  • Picnic Grounds with BBQ facilities nearby
  • The King Tree – a very large old Red Gum
  • Bushwalking and cycling trails
  • ‘Forest Circuit Walk’ walking trail
  • Scenic “Block 9 Road” past Mt Ellen Lookout and Sugar Gums Lookout
  • ‘Mt Ellen Lookout’ walking and cycling trail
  • ‘Blesing’s Garden’ Cellar Door wine tasting and sales

Heysen Trail

  • Taralee Orchars is close to the Heysen Trail
  • Drop-off and pick-up service available
  • The Friends of the Heysen Trail website is

Mawson Trail

  • Scenic cycling trails through Wirrabara Forest
  • Bike hire available


  • Wongabirie Park – Picnics, BBQ’s, playground, outdoor gym and walking trail
  • Sculpture Trail through the Rocky River Arboretum
  • Wirrabara Craft House – local crafts and produce
  • Hotel, Supermarket, Take-Away, Post Office.
  • Service Station, Hardware and Rural Supplies.
    24 hour fuel available
  • Wirrabara Silo Mural
  • Sporting facilities – oval, tennis courts, lawn bowls
  • ‘Rocky River Cycle & Walking Trail’ on the old railway
  • Golf course
  • Wirrabara Producers Market on third Sunday of every month, 8.30am to 12.00pm and on Easter Sunday.


  • Specialty shops and antique shops
  • Beetaloo Reservoir. Open May to end of October
  • ‘Laura Folk Fair’ held in April of every year
  • Laura – Stone Hut Rail Trail


  • Historic Town,  Melrose Courthouse Museum
  • Mount Remarkable National Park, and walking trail to Mt Remarkable summit
  • Mountain bike trails and bike hire
  • ‘Over The Edge’ cycle shop.
  • ‘Bartagunyah Estate’: Cellar Door wine tasting and sales

Booleroo Centre

  • Booleroo Steam and Traction Preservation Society.
    Large collection of antique steam engines, farm tractors and implements.  Annual Rally in March-April