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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 12 May 2024


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. A second gold era may be imminent, with sample drilling in the Bendigo hills showing potential for considerable returns.

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Situated on State Highway 8, Tarras Village is less than 30 minutes drive from both Cromwell and Wanaka and 60 minutes to Queenstown.
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.

These quiet, wide open spaces are under threat from a proposal to build an international airport on the valley floor operating 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Link

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


 

 

 



 

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TARRAS NEWS & NOTICES

VOCAL WORKSHOP, TARRAS CHURCH
3-5pm, Saturday 18th May

Join Nook Road Productions vocal coach and singer/songwriter Anna van Riel for a fun, informative and interactive singing workshop.
Find your powerful, clear and connected voice by learning techniques around vocal mechanics, breathwork and posture.
This dynamic 2hr workshop will leave you feeling equipped to tackle the songs you've always wanted to sing. Participants are invited to bring a shared plate for a post-workshop connect from 5-6pm.

ANNA VAN RIEL IN CONCERT, TARRAS CHURCH
6.00pm, Saturday 18th May

Join award-winning singer/songwriter Anna van Riel and friends for a night of folk, jazz and blues, 6pm at the Tarras Church.
Sharing a collection of new works from her upcoming album, Anna will be joined by guitarist Juan Zorrilla (Mexico) and trombonist Conrad Horne (Australia).
Listeners can expect an interactive evening of storytelling through song, humour and a little audience participation.


CROMWELL-BENDIGO BIKE TRAIL PROPOSED- CRUX