Tumut & Surrounds
Part of the Snowy Valleys, Tumut and surrounds offers many excellent outdoor activities all year round. Then there is the stunning fresh produce, beautiful scenery and the charming high-country towns with friendly, welcoming locals.
Towns & villages
Nestled in the western foothills of Kosciusko National Park, the towns of Tumut and surrounds are perfect for getting back to nature. Tumut is the largest and a great starting point – with fly fishing, hiking, biking, canoeing and swimming all on offer – as well as guided tours, a number of fantastic cafes, an excellent brewery and accommodation ranging from luxury to glamping.
Nearby, the small town of Batlow is famous for its apples. Stop by one of the farmgates and stock up on fresh produce. Meanwhile, Talbingo is popular with those interested in fishing and water sports, located between Blowering and Talbingo dams.
With Kosciuszko National Park and state forests on your doorstep, hit the road for some bushwalking, mountain biking and horse riding. Skiers and snowboarders can add a snow component before or after a Tumut stay, with Thredbo and Perisher around a 3-hr drive from Tumut, and Charlotte Pass a little further as it is a snowcat transfer from Perisher.
From the heart of Australia’s food bowl to the idyllic Snowy Mountains, this three-day road trip will soothe the soul. Pack your appetite because there’s orchards, wineries and micro-breweries to discover, as well as cycling, walking tracks and adventures on the Murrumbidgee River.
The Tumut area is around four hours' drive from Sydney and around two hours from Canberra. You can also fly into Wagga Wagga Airport and hire a car for the 90min drive.