From wine tasting and festivals to bushwalking, fly fishing, and horse riding, Tumbarumba is a beautiful escape in the Snowy Mountains of NSW. In the winter, the historic gold rush town is an ideal base for getting to the snowfields at Thredbo.

Cheese platter and wine available from Courabyra Wines, Tumbarumba

Tumbarumba wine and food 

The Tumbarumba wine region makes cool-climate wines of elegance and complexity. Enjoy a tasting at Tumbarumba Wine Escapes and Courabyra Wines, which also offers a seasonal lunch menu. Johansen Wines is currently closed due to bushfire damage, and Obsession Wines is open by appointment.

Celebrate the region’s produce at Tumbarumba Tastebuds in October and Tumbafest in February. You can try local produce at Nest Cinema Cafe Books, which hosts a daily movie screening and live music. 

View of Paddy's River Falls in Tumbarumba, Snowy Mountains


Trout fishing is popular in the babbling streams and pristine rivers of the high country. Enjoy cycling on the quiet country roads or explore the nearby Mount Kosciusko National Park by mountain bike or on foot.

Just south of the town is Paddy’s River Falls, a beautiful spot with a lookout to admire the falls and in the summer you can take a refreshing dip in the pool below. A short drive from here you will find Braymont Gardens, a six-acre open garden filled with beautiful plants, ponds and walkways, as well as a cafe.

Iris walkway around the Massive Dam at Braymont Gardens in Tumbarumba, Snowy Mountains

Tumbarumba was established during the gold rush of the 1800s. You can find out about the town’s history at the Tumbarumba Museum and at the Pioneer Women’s Hut Museum. Or walk in the footsteps of explorers Hamilton Hume and William Hovell on the Hume and Hovell Track.