The Farm Gate Trail
Famous for crunchy apples, juicy stone fruit, delicious cherries and blueberries, Tumut is the ideal place to explore and sample the cool-climate produce of the Snowy Mountains. February to May is apple season, but year round you can buy fresh eggs, jams and other produce direct from the farm.
About Tumut area
The Tumut region is known for its stunning scenery and is popular year-round. During the cooler months visitors head to the snowfields, while the warmer months provide a great getaway for those keen on hiking and bushwalking, or looking for a relaxing break.
The heart of the region is the friendly country town of Tumut, the name originating from an Aboriginal word meaning ‘quiet resting place by the river’. It is considered the gateway to the Snowy Mountains Hydro Scheme.
Tumut is an agricultural centre specialising in wool and timber and is well known for the gorgeous autumn colours of its deciduous trees. This is celebrated annually with their Festival of the Falling Leaf which has been running for over 60 years and includes music, market stalls and performances.
Less than 20km west of Tumut is the charming village of Adelong, known for its National Trust listed main street and its gold mining past. Nearby you’ll find the pretty Cascade Falls, part of the Adelong Falls Reserve, with picturesque walking tracks and picnic and bbq facilities.
Batlow is known for its orchards, especially apple orchards, which are the heart of Batlow’s economy. Stone fruit, such as peaches and plums, are also popular produce. Batlow celebrates its fruit-growing trade each year with the popular Ciderfest, held in May, and the Apple Blossom Festival, which celebrates the arrival of spring, held in October.
On the banks of the picturesque Lake Jounama sits the tranquil township of Talbingo, flanked by the breathtaking scenery of Bago State Forest and Kosciusko National Park. It’s a peaceful spot to base yourself to explore the Tumut area and Snowy Mountains region, and also great for bushwalking and fishing.