©

Taradale trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Taradale

Trip Planner South Pacific  /  Australia  /  Victoria  /  Taradale
(3.8/5 based on a few reviews for 1 attraction)
Things to do: sightseeing
Taradale is a small town in Victoria, Australia. It is located on the Calder Highway between Melbourne and Bendigo. Its local government area is the Shire of Mount Alexander. At the, Taradale had a population of 199.The town is also located on the Melbourne to Bendigo Railway Line, although the station was closed in 1976. The Taradale Viaduct, which carries the railway 36 metres above Back Creek, was built between 1858 and 1862.Taradale Post Office opened on 1 March 1856.Taradale has now been bypassed by the Calder Freeway.Establishment of Taradale began with the discovery of gold in Central Victoria around 1851. The town lies on the route between Melbourne and Castlemaine, and was possibly a stopover for the famous Cobb and Co. coach line which began in 1854 between Melbourne and Bendigo.A number of gold mining activities were carried out in and around the township itself including washing for alluvial gold in Back Creek and the sinking of shafts.A petition was made to the Governor of Victoria to proclaim the Municipality of Taradale in 1861. The town was named after the birthplace of Sir Roderick Murchison, Tarradale House, in Scotland, and many of the streets are named after famous figures of the day in science and geology, including Charles Lyell, Roderick Murchison, Michael Faraday and Humphry Davy.
Use our Australia vacation route planner to arrange the hows, wheres, and whens of your trip to Taradale.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Taradale

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Taradale

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Taradale:
Historic sites, museums, wildlife areas
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Museums, sightseeing, nature
Visit for: 3 daysStart a plan »
Spas, shopping, nature
Visit for: 3 daysStart a plan »
Spas, shopping, parks
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Museums, parks, shopping
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Victoria

29 days in Australia BY A USER FROM ISRAEL March, kids, relaxing, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: March, kids, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Australia BY A USER FROM ISRAEL March, kids, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: March, kids, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 57 days in Africa, Asia, South Pacific, United States, Caribbean, South America & Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Melbourne & Kingscote BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 28 days in Australia BY A USER FROM SPAIN February, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Melbourne & Sydney BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE March, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: March, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 21 days in Australia BY A USER FROM CANADA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 47 days in Europe, Asia, South Pacific & United States BY A USER FROM ICELAND November, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Bali, Australia & New Zealand BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Melbourne, Brisbane & Dubbo BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News