Tatiara Historic Drive



Take the Historic Drive around the Tatiara District starting at the Bordertown Visitor Centre at the end of Woolshed Street. The round trip takes a couple of hours and is about 50km long, and can be broken by a fantastic lunch at the historic Old Mundulla Hotel.

Start with a wander through Tolmer Park outside of the visitor centre - a great place for a picnic. Check out the old Jail, which has been converted into novel public toilets, and discover the wood sculptures around the park. Head east from Tolmer Park to visit the Bordertown Wildlife Reserve with its unique White kangaroos.

Next, go for a wander down Woolshed Street, Bordertown's main drag. Bordertown is the birthplace of one of Australia's most colourful Prime Ministers, the Hon Bob Hawke. Check out Bob's Bust and gallery at the council chambers, and walk down Farquhar Street to see Hawke's House, his family home.

Be sure to drop in to Hubbards Kaleidoscope, with its amazing array of giftware and quilting supplies, and grab a coffee and a cake at Buds in Bloom while on the main street.

When you are ready to head out of town, follow the signs to Mundulla and travel around 10km out of town to discover Clayton Farm Heritage Museum. A must see spot, there is plenty to entertain the whole family, with an array of ye olde kids games to play on the green lawns and gardens of the original farmhouse.

No trip to the region is complete without a visit to Mundulla township. This heritage town is supported by a strong community spirit and is a real surprise for the visitor. There is a great adventure playground for the kids, and the beautiful Old Mundulla Hotel has been lovingly restored. Settle in for lunch, enjoying the bright art display on the walls and Scandinavian style furniture, and one of the best beer gardens you will ever see.

Head out of town past the Adventure playground to complete the round trip back to Bordertown. Follow the brown Historic drive markers as you head back towards the Cannawigra Road, stopping at an array of historic and natural attractions, including Poocher Swamp, The Shearing Tree and Scown's Runaway Hole.

For more information, click here to view the Tatiara Historic Drive brochure.

There are a number of great accommodation options in Bordertown and the surrounding area, including The Bordertown Bed & Breakfast, Haven on Haynes and The Woolshed Inn in Bordertown itself. The Woolshed Inn is also a great place for dinner at the end of your drive.

A little further afield is Dunalan B&B which offers great farmstay cottages ten minutes to the east of Bordertown, or Daisy Cottage in the heart of historic Mundulla.

And if you are keen for a game of golf, the Bordertown Golf Course offers powered caravan and camping sites for around $20 per night, with stay and golf packages, just 10 minutes north of Bordertown.


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