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. Tumut River Brewing - Brewery Tours

    Saturday 22 December 2018 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…

    22 Dec - 28 Jul
  2. Tumut Boxing Day Races

    Wednesday 26 December 2018 , Tumut

    Tumut Turf Club shows its colours at the annual Boxing Day Races, the biggest race meet for the year. Come down and discover the picturesque Tumut Turf Club. Tumut Turf Club is one of the oldest Race Clubs in NSW having commenced racing…

    26 Dec
  3. Tumut Cycle Classic

    Sunday 13 January 2019 , Tumut

    Enjoy cycling through the picturesque Tumut tucked away in the Riverina. There is a ride for everyone starting from a 20 kilometre family fun ride, a 40 kilometre ride for the average cyclist, 75 kilometres for the adventure seeker and 100…

    13 Jan
  4. Snowy Valleys Cycle Challenge

    Sunday 24 March 2019 , Tumut Area

    The Snowy Valleys Cycle Challenge will be held in March 2019. It is a personal challenge event rather than a race. The Rotary Club of Tumut, with the assistance of the Rotary Clubs of Batlow and Tumbarumba, have organised three rides of…

    24 Mar
  5. Tumut Rodeo

    Event dates to be confirmed: April 2019 , Tumut

    Bucking bulls and award-winning saddle broncs with be on show as well as tagged bareback broncs and barrel racing and a whole lot more. All the action will be replayed on the big screen. Gates open at 8am with the action starting at…

  6. 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