Close to the Barossa Valley and Clare Valley, Tarlee is a great place to seek out antiques, arts and crafts. Stop at the local bakery and gather supplies for a picnic. Visit the Bakara Gallery which displays local art, or buy organic wholegrain products from the mill shop of Four Leaf Milling, a specialist flour producer.
Tarlee also offers varied accommodation, with motel, bed and breakfast and farmstay. Stone for the foundations of many of Adelaide's major buildings came from Tarlee quarries, including the general post office, Adelaide Museum, legislative council and railway station. An example of this bluestone can be seen at the Tarlee Railway Station and many of the older buildings in town.