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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 3 April 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


Autumn
And the livin' is busy
Fish are jumpin'
And the lucerne is high
Vines are groaning
And the calves are lowin'
Sheep are still grazing
And the river still aint flowin'.

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QUICK LINKS



WEATHER RIVER FLOW TARRAS TALK AIRPORT


TARRAS BUSINESS GUIDE


TARRAS TELEPHONE LIST


TARRAS TALK - BACK ISSUES


TARRAS NEWS & NOTICES

20 YEARS AGO, SHREK - here

AIRPORT PLANS PUT ON HOLD - here

BENDIGO GOLD -here, here, here