Nature in Tumut
Tumut is a country town on the northern foothills of the Snowy Mountains. The rolling valleys, mountain streams, Yarrangobilly Caves and alpine mountain ranges make it popular for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts.
Tumut is the major centre of a rich grazing district that's located in the foothills of Kosciuszko National Park. It's the northern gateway to the Australian Alps and the four NSW snow resorts.
Tumut is a charmingly pretty town that chages dramatically with the seasons. Stroll along the 2 km Tumut River Walk and you'll be able to admire the bird life of the Riverglade Wetlands. It is a pretty town with many historic buildings and remnants of a vibrant past which you can uncover on a self-guided heritage trail.
The Yarrangobilly Caves in Kosciuszko National Park are intricate limestone chambers made up of stalactites, stalagmites, and corals dating back about 440 million years. Tours of the three main caves run daily (except Christmas Day) and self-guided journeys are also optional. Be sure to bring along your bathers and take a dip in the nearby thermal pool, which stays a toasty 27 degrees year-round.
Tumut is part of a region that's a year-round playground. It has an action-packed activities list that includes bushwalking, waterskiing, trout fishing, canoeing, sailing, horseriding, mountain biking, golf and tennis.
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Tumut Dam in Autumn. Image Paul Sinclair
Yarrangobilly Caves, located between Tumut and Cooma, Alpine Way. Image Don Fuchs
Flyfishing on the Tumut River with Nimbo Fork Lodge. Image Mark Pokorny