Nature holidays in Tumbarumba
Surrounded by vineyards, meadows, trout streams and sheep and cattle stations Tumbarumba is a great place to engage with nature. Explore the green valley of forested, rugged slopes and make the most of this tranquil alpine retreat.
Situated near the dramatic peaks of the Snowy Mountains, this charming country town seems almost untouched by time. Bubbling streams and lush green fields create a gentle ambience, offering a pleasant escape from the city.
The community of ‘Tumba’ dates back to the late 1850s when gold was discovered in the region. The town’s first Post Office was opened in 1860, and spelled ‘Tumberumba’ until 1915.
The Hume and Hovell Track, created during an important 1824 expedition to find the source of the western rivers, offers plentiful views of babbling streams and waterfalls. The path also crosses several historic gold mining sites and picnic spots. The nearby Henry Angel Trackhead is a free camping area with gas and barbecue facilities.
The Pioneer Women’s Hut at Glenroy Reserve is a fantastic collection of women’s histories and relics from early settlement. Take time to visit the nearby town of Khancoban for plenty of outdoor and water activities year-round. Tumbarumba is also an ideal base from which to access the snowfields at Mount Selwyn and Thredbo come wintertime, and Kosciuszko National Park is a perfect day trip any time to year.
A variety of accommodation exists around Tumbarumba and its surrounds, including bed and breakfasts, caravan parks, camping and self contained cabin options.
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Exterior view of a motel and cafe in Tumbarumba, Image Don Fuchs
Court House, Tumbarumba. Image Don Fuchs
Grapevines in Tumbarumba, Snowy Mountains. Image Don Fuchs
View from the Hume and Hovell walking track. Image: Tumbarumba Shire Council