Tumbarumba Area

With Australia’s highest peaks a magnificent backdrop, the Tumbarumba region of the NSW Snowy Mountains is perfect for bushwalking, cycling, horseriding and fishing. Savour cool-climate wines and delicious festivals too, and marvel at rugged high-country stockmen’s feats at the Boggy Creek Show.

The unspoilt alpine wilderness is dotted with charming towns, rolling vineyards, grazing pastures and blueberry farms. A delightful base for getting to the snowfields during the skiing and snowboarding season, you’ll find plenty of places to stay in and around the towns of Tumbarumba and Khancoban.

Courabyra Wines, Tumbarumba with scenic views over the vineyards

The Tumbarumba wine region is renowned for elegant wines, with the majority of grapes pinot noir and chardonnay. You can visit cellar doors at Courabyra Wines and Tumbarumba Wines Escape. The enticing events calendar includes Tumbarumba Tastebuds in October and Tumbafest in February.

For exhilarating adventure, explore bushwalking tracks such as the Major Clews Hut day walk and try mountain biking in splendid Kosciuszko National Park. You can also follow the 1824 expedition route of famous explorers Hamilton Hume and William Hovell on a section of the Hume and Hovell Track.

Boggy Creek Shows, Tumbarumba

There are horseriding adventures for all levels of experience. The high country is ideal for trout fishing too, with pristine melting snow flowing each spring into the crystal-clear streams and lakes, including Paddys River Dam, Tumbarumba Creek and  Khancoban Pondage.

The beautiful Khancoban lake is part of the Snowy Mountains Scheme, one of the civil engineering marvels of the modern world that creates renewable hydro-electric power. You can learn more about Australia’s greatest engineering project at the Murray 2 Power Station Visitors Centre.

Getting to the Tumbarumba region is easy. The drive from Sydney or Melbourne to Tumbarumba is five hours. Or you can fly into Albury directly from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane and rent a car for the scenic 90 minutes’ drive northwest to Tumbarumba, which is an hour north of Khancoban.

THINGS TO DO AND PLACES TO STAY

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  1. Rosewood Country Round Up Music Festival

    Saturday 20 October 2018 to Sunday 21 October 2018 , Tumbarumba

    Rosewood Country Round Up Music Festival is a week of country fun and music with bush camping and entertainment held at Rosewood near Tumbarumba. The event is held at the Rosewood Golf Club. Guest artists will be there as well as walk up ar…

    20 Oct - 21 Oct
  2. Tumbarumba Tastebuds

    Saturday 27 October 2018 to Sunday 28 October 2018 , Tumbarumba

    Tumbarumba Tastebuds - a lush spring affair to showcase the best of Tumbarumba's food and produce. Explore Tumbarumba's premium quality vineyards and cellar doors with free wine tasting at unique venues oozing charm, character, and hospital…

    27 Oct - 28 Oct
  3. Nest in the Night Garden Spring Degustation

    Saturday 27 October 2018 , Tumbarumba

    Experience a six-course feast showcasing Spring, produce from the Nest garden and the region, each matched with superb local wines. Tumbarumba’s only winemaker Adrian Brayne of Obsessions Wines together with experienced vigneron Richard Cot…

    27 Oct