Tumut + Tumbarumba Region

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Tumut region

Just an hour’s drive from Wagga Wagga but a world away, Tumut is nestled at the northern end of the spectacular Kosciuszko National Park.

Breathtaking landscapes, crisp mountain air and friendly small towns mean there’s something for everyone in each season. If you have your own gear, Blowering Dam is a mecca for boating and water-skiing. Camping spots and bushwalks galore call to the adventure seekers while pristine bush abounds with wildlife. The countless snow-fed streams and rivers lure anglers, eager to outwit an elusive trout.

A rich goldmining history, seasonal fresh fruit direct from the farm, and idyllic picnic spots await. Scenic drives, quiet coffee shops and a photo opportunity around every corner entice the traveller who enjoys a more relaxed break.

Tumbarumba region

Located in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains, Tumbarumba Region boasts picturesque mountains, rivers, creeks, lakes, and forests. Nestled between Mount Kosciuszko in the east and the Murray River along the south, the region includes the townships of Tumbarumba and Khancoban, and smaller villages of Jingellic, Rosewood, Tooma, and Laurel Hill.

Rich in history of goldmining, timber, cattle, and the cleverly engineered Snowy Mountains Scheme, the region has an intriguing heritage.

Ideal for recreational activity, the region is popular for camping, bushwalking, boating, fishing, and cycling.

Our impressive events calendar is sure to excite, with a range of events throughout the year ranging from, community events and concerts to annual events such as Tumbafest.

For the foodies, be sure to visit Tumbarumba’s cafes, restaurants and cellar doors, featuring seasonal menus and local produce. Tumbarumba is one of the coolest wine-growing regions in NSW, specialising in chardonnay and pinot noir, and a visit to a local cellar door to taste the award winning wines is an absolute must.

Top 5 things to do in the Tumut + Tumbarumba region

  1. Enjoy the beauty of the Sugar Pine Walk at Laurel Hill
  2. Have a leisurely swim, picnic or just wander around at the Adelong Falls Gold Mill Ruins
  3. Take in the picturesque Paddys River Falls
  4. See some of the most beautiful caves in Australia at Yarrangobilly Caves, just an hours’ drive past Tumut
  5. Take a walk along the Hume & Hovell Track and retrace the famous footsteps of Hamilton Hume and William Hovell on their 1824 expedition to Port Phillip