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 in easy reach during the skiing and snowboarding season.

Things to do

You’ll find wonderful things to do, including bushwalking, mountain biking and horse riding in state forests and Kosciuszko National Park. Great walks include Landers Falls Lookout Walk, Blowering Cliffs Walking Track and Jounama Creek Walking Track.

Dating back up to two million years, the dramatic Yarrangobilly Caves are well worth exploring. Have a dip in the nearby thermal spring waters where the water is a constant 27 degrees all year round.

Friends enjoying a fly fishing lessons with guide Dave Ducker on the Goobarragandra River in Tumut,  Snowy Mountains

The fishing is fantastic, 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. Blowering Dam and Talbingo Dam are also popular for fishing and boating.

Food and drink

Take a tour of the Tumut River Brewing Co. and taste delicious craft beers. Famous for apples, Batlow is 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 and at roadside stalls outside orchards.

Batlow Countryside - Kosciuszko National Park

Events and festivals

In picturesque Tumut, the Festival of the Falling Leaf is a family delight, celebrating the arrival of autumn and the beautiful display of seasonal colours. Check out the events calendar for more fun, from the Tumut Rodeo to the Batlow CiderFest.

Getting there and where to stay

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. Places to stay include campgrounds, motels, fishing cabins and the luxurious Nimbo Fork Lodge.