The township of Taroom lies on the banks of the picturesque Dawson River, 128 kilometres north of Miles. Settlers took up the land here in 1845, just one year after the area’s discovery. Most of these settlers came droving flocks of sheep from the overcrowded New England and Hunter Valley districts. Today the area is focused predominately on prime range cattle and grain production.
Taroom and Wandoan and promote three exciting self-drive tours to explore the region. These include taking in the breathtaking beauty of Isla Gorge, which abounds in native flora, and is excellent for bushwalking. The native animals and the general tranquillity add to the sense of peacefulness that ensures a visit to the Gorge will be a truly memorable experience.
Taroom offers visitors accommodation, supermarkets, well- stocked shops, and is an ideal fuel stop. Taroom and Wandoan offer high quality bore water, first-class swimming pools, scenic 18-hole golf links, year-round bowls, tennis, horse racing and polocrosse and excellent showgrounds which stage agricultural shows, rodeos and campdrafting. Riders from Taroom have become legends on the national rodeo scene. Visitors always enjoy fishing on the Dawson River.