The track, near Jounama Creek campground, is ideal for bushwalking if you're seeking a heart-pumping challenge, with birdwatching opportunities and scenic views along the way. Take in br...
The name Tumut is derived from an Aboriginal word meaning 'quiet resting place by the river', and this much holds true today. Rolling valleys, mountain streams and alpine mountain ranges all make Tumut an idyllic haven for travellers, adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. Explore the hills and ranges and bask in the peaceful radiance of the region.
Nature in Tumut and Surrounds
Located in the Tumut River Valley, in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains, Tumut is famous for its colourful autumn landscapes, and nearby thermal pool and limestone caves.
About 80 km from Tumut are the beautiful Yarrangobilly Caves, home to a warm thermal pool that's perfect for winter swimming, as well as some impressive stalactites in North Glory Hole Cave.
Tumut is also a great point to start as you work towards Kosciuszko National Park, the state's largest National Park and Australia's most extensive alpine region.
Pilot Hill Arboretum is a great picnic spot less than half an hour's drive from nearby Batlow, with plantings of more than 50 tree species from all over the world.
Don't miss stocking up on crunchy apples from Batlow or, alternatively, wander along the historic streetscape of nearby Adelong.
The Blowering Dam Foreshore is also about 50km south of the Tumut township and provides a number of secluded camping spots. The Dam is also a popular spot for fishing and boating.
Nature activities in the Tumut Area
The Snowy Valleys Way, running from Gundagai, New South Wales to Beechworth Victoria, is a touring route encompassing over 300 kilometres of breathtaking scenery and landscapes, and a whole swag of th...
Landers Falls Lookout is accessed by a 1.6 kilometre return walk. After a small steep climb from the 4WD carpark, you'll reach the first of two lookout points. From here, you can see the ste...
For a reviving dose of nature and breathtaking mountain views, load up the 4WD and head for Lobs Hole Ravine 4WD trail. This trail leads from Jounama to Wallace Creek lookout through the nor...
Black Perry Lookout is an excellent place for perspective, giving you a real sense of the expansive wilderness areas in Kosciuszko National Park's north.Pull in from Snowy Mountains High...
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