Tara is a town and Local Government Area in the Darling Downs region of Queensland, Australia, located 300 kilometres south west of the state capital, Brisbane. Important industries in the area around Tara include wheat, beef and wool.
Attractions in Tara include Southwood National Park, a remnant area of the southern brigalow belt.
Tara has a vibrant rural lifestyle and is well known as a cattle and sheep grazing area. This quaint town has a warm, friendly atmosphere and the locals are always willing to stop and have a chat. Visitors to Tara will be amazed by the impressive collection of rare native parrots. The Town has essential services and there are hotel and motel accommodation plus schools.
Native flora and fauna displays are abundant throughout the Shire, and among these you can spot some rare species. The eastern third of the Shire also supports Queensland’s best examples of ironbark, spotted gum and cypress pine trees.
Tara Shire is well known for having one of the largest rural subdivisions in the state, with 13 to 40 hectare properties. This has attracted new residents who have introduced many interesting skills and trades. Today, some of the unusual produce in the Shire’s diverse primary production includes ostriches, emus, red claw crayfish and mohair goats.