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 20 October 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 an…

    20 Oct - 28 Jul
  2. Batlow Apple Blossom Festival

    Saturday 20 October 2018 , Batlow

    Celebrate the arrival of spring in Australia's most renowned apple growing region at the Batlow Apple Blossom Festival. Food, market stalls, live music, and family fun combine to bring the apple town of Batlow to life during the festival …

    20 Oct
  3. Farm Open Day

    Sunday 21 October 2018 , Tumut

    Visit Highfield Farm and Woodland in Spring! Highfield is a small scale farm located near Adelong. Highfield combines farming with the protection of critically endangered habitat and uses farming techniques to enhance biodiversity. Baby …

    21 Oct
  4. Tumut Derby Day

    Saturday 03 November 2018 , Tumut

    Tumut Turf Club is one of the oldest Race Clubs in NSW having commenced racing in the 1850′s. Derby Day is an opportunity to discover the picturesque Tumut Turf Club, and experience the fun of a country race meet. Enjoy the live entertainme…

    03 Nov