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SCENIC & QUIET!: FREE CAMP
There are many free camps in the Tumut area but not all are listed in Camps Australia. We found this one by asking the Visitor information centre where some were located. We decided to look at two out of the list he gave us.
For both sites, from Tumut we followed the B72 (Snowy Mountains Highway) towards Talbingo. Shortly after crossing the Tumut River bridge, we turned right onto Tumut Plains Road. This is a pretty drive along the fertile plains. When you reach the first fairly sharp bend where some tall Poplar trees are located, turn into there, this is the FREE CAMPSITE. It looks like it may have been an old road and river crossing. It looked nice, but we wanted to see the other campsite.
Heading back and onto the B72, we cross the River Bridge again, this time heading towards Tumut where we take the first turn left, which is the Blowering Dam access road. You will come to a sharp corner where you can see the river and a small blue sign which reads
"Camping in self contained vehicles only
Maximum 48 hour stay."
Pull in here and choose a spot on the mown grass. The Tumut river runs beside the park, there are gum trees for shade and fire rings people had made from river stones. We decided we liked here better than the other side, which we just happened to look across to!
There is nothing here, so take all rubbish with you. It was very quiet day and night. Hardly a car on the road, cows, a Pelican and other water birds probably trout too! It was very pretty and l loved staying here, convenient place to stay for what we wanted to see in the area.
Will stay here again!
These campsites are the closest to Tumut. There are plenty of others especially in the Kosciuszko National Park.
Where the golden Poplars are in my photos is where the other free campsite is located.
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Home Stay (Part 2)
Here are some photos of the colourful flowers and trees of the huge gardens surrounding the house of my home stay at Tumut. There are many plants here, including a huge collection of plants from all over Australia. I have to thank Aamer (VT member NukeDoc) for arranging this fantastic stay here!
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Home Stay (Part 1)
My friend Aamer (VT member NukeDoc) arranged for me to have a homestay while at Tumut. The house is situation among the rolling hills and farmland, with the Tumut River just in front and views of the mountains (see photos).
Also, there are huge gardens surrounding the house and slope in-front of it, with many colourful flowers as well as native Australian plants including huge trees. It was really an enjoyable stay. Please go to part 2 of this tip for more information and photos.
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Tumut Dam: Camping
There are plenty of places around the Tumut Dam for camping... Most places don't allow dogs as they are in a National Park but you will find some areas for dogs too.
There are some areas with toilets, showers etc but most will be true camping without any of those facilities. :)
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Thomas Boyd Trackhead: Camping
The Thomas Boyd Trackhead is a great place for camping...it is right on the Hume & Hovell Walking Track and the river is right beside the camping ground.
There are also toilets, an undercover BBQ area, hot & cold water and plenty of premade camp fire places...
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