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TARRAS

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

WELCOME TO TARRAS

Tarras is a thriving agricultural community based on the historic high country sheep stations and new vineyards.Tarras spans the world in its reach with merino wool, award winning pinot noir wines and striking landscapes.

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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

TARRAS NEWS

Christmas Picnic at the Old Lindis Hotel
Sunday 15th December.

Still waiting for The CODC Toilet sign on the Tarras facility!

We have a newly named road in the Tarras District.
The CODC has named this previously un-named road, BOWMAN ROAD.
It runs off the southern end of Maori Point Road.
The road has been named after John Bowman, a miner who lived in the area in the 1860s. He prospected for gold on the banks of the Clutha River/Mata-Au.
In Bowman's time the surrounding land was part of the great Morven Hills Station.
The area became known as Bowmans Flat.

Bowman Road

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WEATHER RIVER FLOW TARRAS TALK HARVEST.COM

Tarras Talk - Back issues

 

Ardgour Weather Station
Situated 400m above sea level it records temperature, windspeed, humidity, rainfall and barometer readings.


BROADBAND

The broadband cabinet at Bendigo has been upgraded resulting in up to x3 increase in speed. 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 and groups in Tarras.

 

 

Site updated 2 October 2019