With beautiful waterways for fishing and boating, Talbingo is a lovely escape in the NSW Snowy Mountains. A gateway to marvellous Yarrangobilly Caves and a natural thermal pool, the town is a great base too for getting to the Mount Selwyn snowfields in the skiing and snowboarding season.

Famous Australian author Miles Franklin was born at Talbingo in 1879. To make way for the Snowy Mountains Scheme, Australia’s greatest engineering project that creates hydro-electricity, the small township was relocated in 1968 before the original location was flooded under Jounama Pondage.

Yarrangobilly Caves Thermal Pool Walk - Kosciuszko National Park

On the edge of splendid Kosciuszko National Park, Talbingo is between Blowering Dam to the north and Talbingo Dam to the south – two popular waterways for fishing and water sports. You’ll find many more things to do and see in and around Talbingo, including bushwalking and mountain biking.

Tumut 3 Power Station is below Talbingo Dam. There are 4WD touring routes in Kosciuszko National Park. Lobs Hole Ravine 4WD trail meanders through the wilderness in the Tumut region to Wallace Creek lookout for breathtaking views. Other spectacular lookouts are Black Perry and Landers Falls.

Yarrangobilly Castle Cave - King Solomon’s Temple formation

The limestone caves and natural thermal pool are only 40 minutes’ drive south of Talbingo, in the national park. The limestone dates back 440 million years, and the magnificent caves are filled with wondrous formations of stalactites and stalagmites, and delicate cave corals and exquisite shawls.

Guided tours are available of the caves. For a rejuvenating dip in the natural thermal spring waters rising from the depths, take the Yarrangobilly Caves Thermal Pool walk. The spring waters are naturally heated at 27 degrees year-round, perfect for steamy winter bathing surrounded by snow.

You can stay at Yarrangobilly Caves House, a grand heritage house. In Talbingo there are more accommodation options to suit various budgets, including camping, caravanning, cottages, holiday units and a motel. Getting to Talbingo from Tumut is easy, with the scenic drive only 30 minutes.


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  1. Tumut Rodeo

    Saturday 21 April 2018 , 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
  2. Festival of the Falling Leaf

    Sunday 29 April 2018 , Tumut

    Autumn in Tumut offers one of the most spectacular display of seasonal colours to be found anywhere in New South Wales. In 1954 the local headmaster, Alf Wood, introduced the idea of a festival to celebrate the arrival of autumn and the f…

    29 Apr
  3. Tumut Valley Fly-In

    Saturday 25 August 2018 to Sunday 26 August 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…

    25 Aug - 26 Aug
  4. Lanterns on the Lagoon

    Event dates to be confirmed: September 2018 , Tumut

    Lanterns on the Lagoon and Sculptures in the Park is a Spring Festival celebrating community, environment and culture. Lanterns on the Lagoon features a sculpture competition, the sculptures being created from recycled and natural mate…

    23 Sep
  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