Things to See and Do

Near Tailem Bend, South Australia, Australia

Located at the junction of the Dukes, Princes and Mallee highways, Tailem Bend is a popular stop for travellers. In the 19th Century Tailem Bend was an important railway town, but today it is a commercial centre for the surrounding Mallee area. Tailem Bend’s most iconic building and strongest representation of railway history is the railway station. The town used to be a hub for train passengers and…

Located at the junction of the Dukes, Princes and Mallee highways, Tailem Bend is a popular stop for travellers. In the 19th Century Tailem Bend was an important railway town, but today it is a commercial centre for the surrounding Mallee area. Tailem Bend’s most iconic building and strongest representation of railway history is the railway station. The town used to be a hub for train passengers and railway lifestyle. Aside from the appeal of the collection in the Museum at the Railway Station, Tailem Bend also sees regular freight train and the occasional interstate passenger trains which pass through Tailem Bend’s railway identity is also embodied by its human heritage: ex-railway workers and train drivers. Some of these retired railway personnel are now volunteers (‘fettlers’) at the Railway Station, giving tours of railway memorabilia. Tailem Bend Visitor Information Outlet explains the town’s strong historical links with transport. You can re-visit Tailem Bend’s railway heritage by following the Historic Rail Trail Tailem Bend Historic Rail Trail Map(2623 kb) Step back in time by visiting Old Tailem Town, comprising over 110 authentic historic buildings; popular ghost and paranormal tours are available – click on www.adelaidehorizons.com.au Visit Fred's Landing to launch a boat and enjoy a spot of fishing, or enjoy a picnic at Dicksons. Come and explore the complete experience BIG4 The Bend Holiday Park has to offer.

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from 25 April, 2019 to 28 April, 2019
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