The history of Taggerty can be traced back to 1846 when a pastoral run called Taggerty Run was established. The homestead of the run was called Taggerty House. In 1870 Gold was discovered along the Acheron River, this in turn led to the establishment of two settlements, named Acheron Lower and Acheron Upper, these were later renamed as Acheron and Taggerty respectively. The Post Office opened on April 15, 1876 and was renamed Taggerty in 1893. Acheron Upper Primary School opened in 1875. The general store opened in 1891, as did a butter factory, reflecting the area’s shift from gold mining towards dairy farming. The town was given the name Taggerty in 1890 to avoid confusion with Acheron Lower.
Today Taggerty remains a small township, with a general store, a town hall, a caravan park, and several bed and breakfasts.
Cathedral State Park – A range of walking tracks suitable for beginners to the advanced. Climb to the top to see views of the valley as far as the eye can see.
Buxton Trout and Salmon Farm – A great place for your first fishing adventure and a great family day out, your first fishing adventure. Picnic and BBQ facilities are available.
Mountain Bike riding at Buxton & Lake Mountain – Buxton Mountain Bike Park has 20km of purpose-built single bike tracks. Lake Mountain offers a variety of trails ranging from beginners to advanced and now run all the way down to Marysville.
Lake Mountain – The closest snow resort to Melbourne skiing trails, world class cross country skiing trails and snow play. During winter Lake Mountain has snowboarding, tobogganing and a Magic Carpet Ride. A range of summer activities are also offered with a Flying Fox, Laser Skirmish, bush walking, boardwalk trails and orienteering. Lake Mountain – Enjoy the experience of outdoor adventure