Tumut Area

From great outdoor adventures to delicious fresh produce, the beautiful Tumut region in the NSW Snowy Mountains offers many memorable experiences. The charming towns in the high country are delightful places to stay, with the snowfields easy to get to in the skiing and snowboarding season.

You’ll find wonderful things to do and see year-round, including bushwalking, mountain biking and horseriding in state forests and Kosciuszko National Park. Explore amazing limestone formations in Yarrangobilly Caves and relax in rejuvenating thermal spring waters, naturally heated at 27 degrees.

Fishing in Goobarragandra River - Tumut - Snowy Mountains

The fishing is captivating, with Australia’s highest peaks a magnificent backdrop. Pristine waters flow from melting snow caps in spring into crystal-clear streams and lakes teeming with trout and other fish species. World-famous Blowering Dam and Talbingo Dam are popular for fishing and boating.

The dams are part of the Snowy Mountains Scheme, Australia’s greatest engineering project that creates hydro-electricity. Talbingo Dam is just south of the small town of Talbingo, a gateway to the marvellous caves. You’ll be thrilled too with kayaking on fast-flowing sections of the Tumut River.

Batlow Countryside - Kosciuszko National Park

The four seasons are lovely, whether you’re paddling, cycling, walking or at a festival. In picturesque Tumut, the Festival of the Falling Leaf is a family delight. There are tours of the Tumut River Brewing Co. and check out the events calendar for more fun, from the Tumut Rodeo to the Batlow CiderFest.

Famous for apples, Batlow is 30 minutes’ drive from Tumut and home to one of Australia’s iconic ‘big things’ – the Big Apple. In the picking season from February to late May, browse fresh apples at farm gates in the pretty countryside and at roadside stalls outside orchards, such as Wilgro Orchards.

A short drive west of Tumut is enchanting Adelong, where you can stroll along the National Trust-classified main street and admire verandah-lined buildings dating back to the gold rush. Getting to the Tumut region is easy, with the drive from Sydney 4h 20min and from Melbourne 5h 20min.

THINGS TO DO AND PLACES TO STAY

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  1. Festival of the Falling Leaf

    Saturday 27 April 2019 , Tumut

    Autumn in Tumut offers one of the most spectacular display of seasonal colours to be found anywhere in New South Wales. In 1954 the local headmaster, Alf Wood, introduced the idea of a festival to celebrate the arrival of autumn and the…

    27 Apr
  2. Tumut River Brewing - Brewery Tours

    Saturday 27 April 2019 to Sunday 28 July 2019 , Tumut

    See, smell and taste a craft beer manufacturing process in action. Tumut River Brewing Co offers two brewery tour options: Tour and Tasting includes interactive tour of the brewery beginning with overview of history, brewing process…

    27 Apr - 28 Jul
  3. Mothers Day at TRBC

    Sunday 12 May 2019 , Tumut

    After the success of last year's Mothers Day event, they're determined to make this year bigger and better ! It's a Mothers Day High Tea concept with a brewery twist - Guyy Lilleyman entertained the mums last year and he enjoyed…

    12 May
  4. Batlow CiderFest

    Saturday 18 May 2019 , Batlow

    Batlow CiderFest is a colourful street party celebrating the end of the apple harvest and the best boutique ciders from around Australia and those brewed locally. Growers, producers, locals and their visitors enjoy some hard-earned down…

    18 May
  5. Brewers Lunch at TRBC

    Saturday 13 July 2019 , Tumut

    Join the two great mates who founded Tumut River Brewing Co for a brewers lunch and informal beer making Q and A. The guys will talk through the challenges of opening a microbrewery and provide a beer making 101 including a Q and A…

    13 Jul
  6. Voodoo Fest at TRBC

    Saturday 10 August 2019 , Tumut

    A one day festival of beer, music , comedy and burlesque. Tumut River Brewing Co is re-releasing the popular Voodoo Child Amber Ale and to celebrate they are creating an event to satisfy the senses. They will be transforming the brewery…

    10 Aug