For exhilarating alpine wilderness and outdoor adventure near the heart of The Riverina, the Snowy Valleys enraptures with mountain biking, hiking and horseriding trails, as well as top fishing in cold flowing streams and lakes. Marvel at limestone cliffs near Cave Creek Falls and fish or camp at nearby Blue Waterholes.
Join Snowy Valleys Way near Tumut, travelling 100km east from Wagga Wagga, or begin the route in Gundagai. Passing through a panorama of rivers and glacial lakes, with Australia’s highest peaks in the background, this touring route provides relaxing stops and fishing by the flowing Tumut and Goobragandra Rivers.
Tumut, Batlow and Tumbarumba are great bases for enjoying natural wonders. Explore glittering formations in Yarranobilly Caves, near Tumut and Talbingo, before a picturesque stroll to
Cave Creek Falls is a stunning attraction near Tumut, in Kosciuszko National Park. Reached by the 5km Clarke Gorge Walking Track, hike through gorges and cliffs towards these 15m falls where you can marvel at views down Wilkinsons Gorge. Nearby Blue Waterholes campsite promises great trout fishing.
Paddy’s River Falls are a hidden treasure, located near Tumbarumba. A popular spot for locals, enjoy the short walk from the nearby parking area to admire views of the 18m falls and surrounding countryside. This is a great spot for a gorgeous summer swim.
Near Batlow, take a stroll amongst a dense stand of enormous sugar pines on The Sugar Pine Walk, planted in 1928. These are the largest and tallest of all pines. Batlow is also known for its delicious apples. Pick fruit in lovely orchards or browse their market stalls laden with apples and berries.
Stay locally and explore the celebrated cool climate wineries and breweries, or enjoy stockman feats at the Boggy Creek Show. Nimbo Fork is a stunning location offering accommodation as well as outdoor activities such as fly fishing, mountain biking, hiking and horseriding, near Tumut.