From wine tasting and delicious festivals to bushwalking, fly fishing, and horseriding, Tumbarumba is a beautiful escape in the Snowy Mountains of NSW. The historic gold rush town is an ideal base too for getting to the Mount Selwyn and Thredbo snowfields in the skiing and snowboarding season.

Called Tumba for short, the pretty country town is on the scenic Snowy Valley Ways driving route. Mentioned in James Joyce’s poem Finnegan’s Wake, Tumbarumba is about five hours’ drive from Sydney or Melbourne, and 90 minutes from Albury. You’ll find places to stay suiting various budgets.

Tumbarumba Wines Escape

In 1824, a colonial expedition explored the area for new grazing land. Gold fever struck in the 1850s. You can follow part of expedition route on the Hume and Hovell Track, where you’ll find goldmining relics. And learn more about pioneering women at the fascinating Pioneer Women’s Hut Museum.

With vines first planted in 1981, the Tumbarumba wine region makes cool-climate wines of elegance and complexity. You can visit cellar doors at Courabyra Wines and Tumbarumba Wine Escapes, and celebrate the region’s produce at Tumbarumba Tastebuds in October and Tumbafest in February.

Courabyra Wines, Tumbarumba with scenic views over the vineyards

From December to March, pick your own luscious blueberries at Jolly Berries, a blueberry farm that also makes jams and other gourmet delights. Trout fishing is popular in the babbling streams and pristine rivers of the high country, where mountain cattlemen are famous for their horseriding skills.

You’ll see mountain cattlemen’s amazing horsemanship as well as whip cracking, cattle mustering and working dogs at the Boggy Creek Show, a two-hour spectacle near Tumbarumba. The annual Tumbarumba Rodeo is held on New Year’s Day and is a thrilling event, with bronc and bull riding.

Another great way to enjoy the high country is on horseback. Mountain Ash Trails offers tours for all levels of experience. Cycling is popular too on the quiet country roads, and bushwalking and mountain biking are exhilarating ways to explore the nearby Mount Kosciusko National Park.


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