With beautiful waterways for fishing and boating, Talbingo is a lovely escape in the NSW Snowy Mountains. On the edge of splendid Kosciuszko National Park, Talbingo is located between Blowering Dam to the north and Talbingo Dam to the south – two popular waterways for fishing and water sports. The dams are part of the Snowy Mountains Scheme, Australia’s greatest engineering project that creates hydro-electricity.

Long shot of country landscape with lake, Blowering reservoir, Snowy Mountains

Things to do

You’ll find many things to do and see in and around Talbingo, including bushwalking and mountain biking. There are 4WD touring routes through the spectacular wilderness of the Kosciuszko National Park. Take in the views from lookouts at Black Perry and Landers Falls.

Enjoy watersports including water skiing, canoeing and kayaking or throw a line and catch rainbow trout and trout cod from the Talbingo Reservoir.

Black Perry Lookout in Talbingo, Tumut, Snowy Mountains

Getting there and where to stay

Talbingo is a 4hr 45min drive from Sydney and 2hr 45min from Canberra. You can also fly into Wagga Wagga Airport, less than two hours away, and hire a car to explore the region. In Talbingo there are accommodation options to suit various budgets, including camping, caravanning, cottages, holiday units and a motel.