Taroom

You’ll know you’ve reached Taroom when you pass the unique Steel Wings Windmill, only one of two windmills in Australia featuring this unique pivoting design.

It’s definitely worth bringing the fishing lines with Dawson River fishing at your fingertips. Head to the Sandy Creek Bridge, Ken’s Camp or Glebe Weir and drop a line for the mighty barramundi, saratoga, sleepy cod and more.

Outside of the river, you can explore ancient landscapes of the region at Expedition National Park. The park is split into three areas, Robinson Gorge, Lonesome and Beilba. Each offers exceptional bushwalking.

Stop for a picnic under the trees at Sandy Creek or finish the day gazing at the changing colours of Isla Gorge at sunset. Isla Gorge National Park is just a short drive north of Expedition National Park and features a road hand-made from large rock slabs in the early 1860’s.

Speaking of history, you can’t visit one of the oldest inland towns in the state without checking out the Taroom and District Historical Society or marvelling at the pioneering explorers who travelled through the area in the 1840’s while sitting under the Leichhardt Tree in Yaldwyn Street.