Welcome to Tarraleah
Hydro sold off most houses for removal in the 1990s, then put the remainder of the village up for sale. In 2002 Tarraleah was purchased by a family from Queensland (‘The Family that Bought a Town’, as the tabloids tagged them). They poured in buckets of cash, then sold the whole shebang to private interests who’ve spent further millions.
Tarraleah still feels like a ghost town if you visit outside peak season. But history is palpable, and even in the mists of July it's curiously engaging. Learn more at www.tarraleah.com.