Snowy Valleys

Paddys River Dam, Tumbarumba, near Wagga Wagga

Always in season

An hour’s drive from Wagga Wagga is all it takes to climb into the mountains, experience breathtaking views and explore untamed landscapes.

The countless snow-fed streams and rivers lure fisherman, eager to outwit an elusive trout. Investigate gold mining history at Adelong Falls Gold Mill Ruins or the once-thriving Kiandra region. Marvel at the engineering wonders of the Snowy Mountains Scheme at Talbingo and Khancoban or explore the Hume and Hovell Track (currently closed until further notice).

Taste seasonal fruit fresh from the farm, enjoy lunch in an idyllic picnic spot, or simply enjoy a scenic drive. Check out the awe-inspiring Sugar Pine Walk (currently closed until further notice) at Laurel Hill and don’t forget a stop off, or stay over, at Blowering Dam, a water-lover’s playground.

Hungry for more? Stop at one of the many cafes and restaurants featuring seasonal menus and local produce. Enjoy taste sensations at Tumbarumba’s Nest – Café:Cinema:Books or visit Tumut River Brewing Co for a local ale paired with a homemade pizza (for extra local flavour tuck into the Snowy Mountains Smoked Trout pizza).

While in Tumut also skip over to Pretty Parrot Distilling where their signature gins and vodkas will have you leaving in good spirits. Before departing the region, don’t miss a visit to a cellar door to taste wine from NSW’s coolest grape growing region.

Travel here via car or for a once-in-a-lifetime experience let Truenorth Helicopters charter you on a flight to explore the vineyards and take in aerial views of the Snowy Mountains.