TUENA AND LAGGAN
Tuena is one of the most picturesque villages in NSW. It is the most northern village in the Upper Lachlan Shire and has the beautiful Tuena Creek running through it. On the Casuarina lined creek is the camping ground and recreation area. A significant part of Tuena’s history was gold mining. This is still apparent today with fossickers regularly panning the creek. Pans can be bought at the Parson’s General Store which is an attraction in itself. When entering, it is like stepping back in time. The walls are filled with memorabilia and unique collections dating back to the gold rush days. In this amazing untouched village is also the Goldfields Inn Hotel, a suspension bridge and a wattle and daub hut known as the Book-keepers Cottage. Just over the northern shire boundary is the Abercrombie Caves.
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Once home to bushrangers, troopers, pubs, a multitude of shops and a bustling grain mill, Laggan Village is one of NSW’s best kept secrets. Today the village has the award-winning Laggan Hotel, a luxury bed & breakfast and superb café at Killaiden House, the Willowvale Mill Restaurant and B&B, which features in the SMH Good Food Guide, and Pawtails Rural Retreat where your pets are guaranteed their own pampered holiday.
Visitors to Laggan Village, even the ones that arrive by bike, will find leafy country lanes, beautiful historic buildings, a warm and welcoming community and unspoilt mountain scenery. Laggan Village is the perfect place to just stop, relax and unwind.
Take a stroll and see Laggan’s historic buildings: Killaiden House, built in 1837 as a trooper’s station; the 1876 Presbyterian Church, once a shearing shed and now almost restored to its former beauty; the original Post Office building and Willowvale Mill, which both date back to the early 1860s.
Laggan is home to Crystal Brook Lavender Farm, a raspberry farm, a vineyard, sheep, alpacas, and a bustling bi-monthly market in the Laggan Memorial Hall. The streets are lined with plum and apple trees and every season brings a new view as trees change colour and fruit blossom and flowers appear in lawns.
Spoil yourself. Come to Laggan Village.