Tumut Area

Highlights

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.

  • Lake Jinadabyne, Kosciuszko National Park
  • Batlow, Kosciuszko National Park

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.

  • Tumut, Kosciuszko National Park

    Fishing

    The Tumut region offers fantastic inland fishing, with Talbingo and Tumut recognised as fishing hotspots. Try the Tumut River, Talbingo Dam or Jounama Dam for trout fishing, and the Murrumbidgee River and Blowering Dam are excellent spots to cast for perch and cod.

  • Clarke Gorge Walk, Tumut

    Bushwalking

    Enjoy the relaxing Tumut River Walk, with its beautiful scenery, hike through the limestone cliffs of the Clarke Gorge Walk, take on the challenge of the Nichols Gorge Walking Track, which leads you to Cooleman Cave, or the Old Mountain Road Walking Track, with stunning views of Bogong Peaks.

  • Yarrangobilly Caves, Snowy Mountains

    Nature

    About 80km from Tumut you’ll find the beautiful Yarrangobilly Caves, home to a warm thermal pool that's perfect for winter swimming, as well as some impressive rock formations. There’s plenty to explore in the surrounding area as well, with many great walking tracks. 

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Local areas

  • Batlow Famous for its orchards, Batlow is a great place to stock up on your stone fruit, berries, pears, apples and
  • Talbingo Talbingo is surrounded by some of the most inspiring scenery in the Snowy Mountains.
  • Tumut Tumut is a country town on the northern foothills of the Snowy Mountains.

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