Discover Tarrington

German Heritage.  Pinot Central.  The Birthplace Of Hay Bale Art.

Rich in history and ripe with wine, Tarrington will capture your attention and fill your glass.

 

Originally named Hochkirk by its German founder in 1853, the small town and community of Tarrington has a strong and ever-present German heritage.

With a dedicated 10-kilometre cycling track, get to know Tarrington up close and personal by riding through the picturesque pastoral region, stopping along the way for a coffee, pinot noir and a chat with a local.

Pierrepoint, Hochkirch, Herrmann and Mount Napier.  These are some of Tarrington’s finest wine makers and major players of the renowned Henty Wine Region.  This cool climate wine district is revered for its production of chardonnay, riesling, semillon, sauvignon blanc and pinot noir.  It is also known for its cellar doors and spectacular views of vineyards flowing across the landscape.

Magnificently dominating Tarrington’s skyline is the St Michael Lutheran Church; a gothic-revival-inspired church built in 1927.  In the light of day, the church is striking to behold but as night settles and the floodlights illuminate the spire and red bricks, it is absolutely jaw-dropping.

Community spirit shines through when Tarrington’s hay bale art lines the streets and paddocks, dressed up and uniquely decorated for the much-loved and eagerly-anticipated annual Laternenfest.  Imagination and skills embellish the once plain hay bales, turning them into movie characters, mythical beasts, Aussie icons and many other original creations. At Laternenfest itself, you can also taste German Kuchen cake, watch traditional maypole dancing, compete in the stein-holding competition and soak up the community spirit.

There is so much to love, so fill your glass and raise it to Tarrington.

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Hamilton parkrun

Saturday, 07 August 2021,  Hamilton

Hamilton parkrun is a free, weekly five kilometre timed run, walk or jog around Lake Hamilton for people of all abilities. It is not a race against other runners, but a five kilometer timed run, jog ...

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Peaks and Trails Run

Saturday, 07 August 2021,  Dunkeld

Peaks and Trails is a challenging trail running event, starting and finishing in the heart of picturesque Dunkeld. The weekend offers something for all levels of trail enthusiast with six distance op...

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Coleraine Art and Photography Show

Saturday, 07 August 2021,  Coleraine

The Coleraine Art and Photography Show is an annual event and is considered to be one of Coleraine's premier events. It is aimed to attract entry level artists and photographers as well as catering f...

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Hamilton Country Music Club Day

Sunday, 08 August 2021,  Hamilton

Enjoy live country music from guest artists and local walk-ups at this monthly family-friendly afternoon, held on the second Sunday of the month by the Hamilton Country Music Club. Barbeque lunch an...

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