Tallong village is a half hour car journey from Goulburn and two hours from Sydney. Canberra is 90 minutes away. Tallong boasts a railway station with connections to Goulburn and all stations to Sydney. Buses also operate between Marulan and Moss Vale.
Tallong is on the boundary of the Southern Highlands and the Southern Tablelands in New South Wales. The village is situated on a signposted tourist drive called Highland Way which turns off the Hume Highway approximately 1km north of Marulan and extends to Sutton Forest on the Illawarra Highway west of Moss Vale.
The Tallong district is located on the northern side of the Shoalhaven River on the outside of an elbow point known as the Tallong Bend. Here, the river alters its northerly course and flows eastward to the coast.
Tallong offers open spaces, fresh air and expanses of bushland scenery. Two National Parks and Wildlife Service lookouts, Badgery’s Lookout and Long Point Lookout, provide picnic and camping areas with toilets and fireplaces. From Badgery’s Lookout can be seen the rock feature known as the Dungeon Walls, featured on the cover of the local book, Tallong: A Heritage, and panoramic views to the south and east. Long Point Lookout offers spectacular views of the western part of the Shoalhaven Gorge and gives access to the Shoalhaven river bed via marked walking trails requiring a high level of fitness.
Tallong is part of Goulburn Mulwaree Council Local Government Area (LGA) which offers in rural parts like Tallong excellent opportunities for a rural lifestyle. The Tallong community is proud of its heritage and the district’s orchard history is celebrated on the 1st Sunday in May when they stage Tallong’s Apple Day Festival.
At the centre of Tallong Village is The Midge Cafe (formerly known as The Tallong General Store) which is a hub of activities, information and meeting place for a cup of coffee, a meal and a chat.