Experience Nature in Tumbarumba
Famous for its snow-fed streams, Tumbarumba sits at the foothills of the Snowy Mountains, an unspoilt natural wilderness dotted with peaceful country towns. Settle in to this natural haven and you’ll be rewarded with stunning scenery, a cool mountain climate, and a relaxing stay.
About Tumbarumba area
Established in the late 1850s, Tumbarumba is on the doorstep to the Snowy Mountains, close to the apple-growing town of Batlow and the charming towns of Talbingo and Khancoban. Along the Snowy Valleys Way which runs south from Gundagai, and to the west of the Snowy Mountains, it's a pristine wilderness where melting snow feeds crystal-clear streams and rivers.
The Tumbarumba area is ideal for fishing, with a steady stream of cold mountain water making the fishing lakes of Paddys River Dam and Khancoban Pondage perfect for catching trout. Nearby you’ll also find the Tooma Dam and Talbingo Reservoir, as well as Tumbarumba Creek. Fishing licences and bait are available for purchase in town.
Tumbarumba is a great spot to set off on a bushwalk. Try the Hume and Hovell track, which begins at the picnic ground of Henry Angel Trackhead and follows in the footsteps of explorers Hume and Hovell, who trekked through Tumbarumba on their way to Port Phillip, in the search for discover new grazing land and to explore where the Western Rivers flowed, in 1824. This is a 12km walking track that follows Burra Creek, cutting through a tunnel built during the gold-mining days in the 1800s.
There are also shorter walks, such as the 3.8km Round Mountain Hut track through beautiful subalpine scenery into Jagungal Wilderness Area in Kosciuszko National Park, or Patons Hut, a 5.4km trail perfect for the warmer months.
Tumbarumba also has the coolest climate of the NSW wine-growing regions, specialising in chardonnay and pinot noir grapes. You can take a private tour of Courabyra Wines and taste their award-winning sparkling, or pop in to Tumbarumba Wines Escape for an antipasto plate and a glass of pinot in a spectacular vineyard setting.