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 distinct seasons are lovely, whether you’re paddling, cycling, bushwalking or having fun at a festival. In picturesque Tumut the autumn Festival of the Falling Leaf is a family delight. Check out the events calendar for more fun, from the exciting Tumut Rodeo to the delicious 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. Doors to other Worlds in Batlow

    Saturday 21 July 2018 to Sunday 22 July 2018 , Batlow

    Book festival featuring seven award winning Australian authors, plus Ali Green publisher from Pantera Press. Discussion panels, debate plus much more. All details can be found on their facebook page. Tickets available at Batlow Library a…

    21 Jul - 22 Jul
  2. Tumut Valley Fly-In

    Saturday 06 October 2018 to Sunday 07 October 2018 , Tumut

    Tumut Aero Club will be hosting the annual Tumut Valley fly in. A weekend of activities on and off the airfield, allowing visitors to experience the scenic Tumut area from both the skies above and on the ground. Look at the planes and tal…

    06 Oct - 07 Oct
  3. 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
  4. Tumut Boxing Day Races

    Wednesday 26 December 2018 , Tumut

    ***Latest details to be confirmed*** 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 C…

    26 Dec
  5. Tumut Cycle Classic

    Saturday 26 January 2019 , Tumut

    Experience the natural beauty and serenity of Tumut tucked away in the picturesque Snowy Mountains and help us raise much needed funds for Tumut Hospital.…

    26 Jan
  6. 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 2pm…

    21 Apr