View of Kiandra, Kosciuszko National Park, Snowy Mountains by Murray Vanderveer, Destination NSW
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.