Tumut Travel Guide

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Tumut Things to Do

  • Flowers on the sidewalk

    Springtime is not wasted in Tumut. The sidewalk flower boxes and garden beds around the roundabouts we found to be so attractive. Just bursts of colour everywhere.

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  • Junction Park

    So it was that we suffered in the heat, my cabin air conditioning being on the blink but we found some shade at a park after shopping and then a lady passing by with her dog suggested we go to Junction Park. This turned out to be a great idea because Junction, cared for entirely by volunteers, is set on a tributary to the Tumut River so there are...

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  • Jillabenan Cave - Yarrangobilly

    I also thought a visit to a cave would be good but could only get into Jillabenan, a cave I’d already visited twice. However, with Lorraine in tow it seemed like a better experience than my previous tours and she thoroughly enjoyed it as well.It's only a small cave but let that not detract from its appeal. It has many formations and quality ones at...

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  • Yarrangobilly Caves

    It’s a one way loop road into Yarrangobilly, dropping off the plateau through open woodland down to an area where over 360 caves have been found – four are open to the public but it is interesting to note that nearly half have been discovered after the 2003 bushfires when more entrances were cleared of debris and opened up. Must be a great place...

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  • Tumut (Part 2)

    Attached here are photos of the beautiful grassland, hills and surrounding mountains of Tumut. The mountains are part of the Snowy Mountains in Kosciusko National Park.It is possible to drive up some of these hills, but you need a good 4-wheel drive, suitable tires and a hard ground (to give more traction). Once up the hills, you can have good...

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  • Tumut (Part 1)

    Tumut is a small town in the Riverina region of the state of New South Wales, situated on the banks of the Tumut River. Tumut is at the foothills of the Snowy Mountains and is referred to as the gateway to the Snowy Mountains Scheme. Tumut is approximately 400 kilometres south-west of Sydney and 525 kilometres north-east of Melbourne.Tumut and...

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  • Tumbarumba

    Tumbarumba is a small town (population about 1500) in the state of New South Wales, about 500 km southwest of Sydney. Tumbarumba is located within the Riverina region and on the South West Slopes at the western edge of the Snowy Mountains. If you are aroound this area, it would be nice to spend sometime in this town, especially along the main...

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  • Blowering Reservoir and Dam

    Blowering Reservoir is located in the mountainous Kosciusko National Park where the famous Snowy Mountains are located. There is a dam here called the Blowering Dam (112 metres high and completed in 19680 which blocks the Tumut River. It is part of the Snowy Mountains Scheme. Associated with the dam is the Blowering Power Station. The scenery in...

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  • Bago State Forest

    Bago State Forest covers an area of about around 48,000 hectares and is home to some very tall trees neatly arranged in rows (see photos). Towns in and around Bago State Forest include the village of Batlow, Talbingo and Tumbarumba.

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  • Laurel Hill Berry Farm

    This is a lovely and relaxing place with nice cottage houses and berry farm near to Tumbarumba town. They also serve food here, especially the delicious pancakes, drinks and you can laze around especially during nice weather. I enjoyed my pancake meal here and you should visit if you are nearby (address and contact are below).Address: Laurel Hill...

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  • Glenroy Heritage Reserve (Part 2)

    More photos of the Glenroy Heritage Reserve and Women;s Pioneer Hut are attached here.If you are interest to visit, the opening hours, location and contacts are at the webpage below.

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  • Glenroy Heritage Reserve (Part 1)

    Glenroy Heritage Reserve is located about 7 kilometres from Tumbarumba on the Wagga Road. This reserve is home to the Pioneer Women's Hut Museum, the Glenroy Cottage Craft Shop, and other heritage displays including a shed full of early farm machinery. There are swings and slides for the kids, and picnic areas. The Pioneer Women’s Hut is an...

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  • Wildlife...

    You will see a lot of Australian wildlife when driving around the Tumut area... We came across huge groups of emus and kangaroos on one trip so we just had to get this photo... ;)

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  • Drive around the Tumut Dam

    If you have a car then it's great to drive around the Tumut Dam. There are some gorgeous views around the dam. It changes so much every time I go there because of the water levels and the colours in the landscape...

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  • Tumut Dam

    If you like fishing, camping, water skiing, relaxing etc then you will love the Tumut Dam... It's a great area to spend some time to get away from it all. There are plenty of places to camp but they also have some camping grounds around the dam with toilets etc too (but they are busier of course).

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Tumut Hotels

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  • Amaroo Motel

    55 Capper Street, Tumut, 2720, Australia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Best Western Motel Farrington

    71 - 73 Capper St, Tumut, New South Wales, 2720, Australia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Flag Inn Ashton Townhouse

    124 Wynyard Street

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

Tumut Restaurants

  • Pancakes at Laurel Hill Berry Farm

    This is a lovely and relaxing place near to Tumbarumba town where you can enjoy delicious pancakes, drinks and laze around especially during nice weather. I enjoyed my pancake meal here and you should visit if you are nearby (address and contact are below).Address: Laurel Hill Berry Farm, Laurel Hill, 2150 Batlow Rd. Tel: 02 6949 1717

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  • Lunch at Tumbarumba Hotel

    If you are at Tumbarumba town, you can have your lunch at the bar located at the Tumbarumba Hotel along the main street. I tried the fish and chips when I was there and it was quite good with big portions. For drinks, I had Coca Cola with ice and this was refreshing.This place has a nice and relaxing atmosphere, and thereare plenty of parking...

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Tumut Transportation

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    by victorwkf Updated Oct 18, 2009

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    Because of the lack of public transportation, vast distances to cover and some of the roads are very rugged tracks, the best way to move around Tumut and surrounding areas is via driving a 4-wheel drive vehicle. A map of the area is also very important.

    When driving, do stay focus as the distances can be long and the roads are very empty, so it is easy to get tired and fall asleep. Do not drive at night because most of the rural areas do not have street lights.

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Tumut Warnings and Dangers

  • Goannas

    We saw a huge goanna last time we were in Tumut...it was near the Blowering Dam... He ran across the road in front of us and straight up a tree. If you see a goanna in the wild, don't try to touch it, they can really hurt you with their big claws. Usually you can get close enough for a photo without too much trouble though.

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  • Driving...

    While driving around the Tumut area watch out that you don't run over any wildlife. There are often animals crossing the roads and they can be dangerous to hit... Drive safely and both you and they will be happier for it. :)

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Tumut Off The Beaten Path

  • Coolamine Homestead

    We departed after a brief photographic session and stopped en route to Yarrangobilly Caves at Coolamine Homestead, a rejuvenated collection of buildings dating from the late 19th century when this place was used for grazing, especially in summer. Newspaper clippings on one of the walls date back to 1892.There’s even a cheese house that dates back...

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  • Buddong Waterfalls

    In order to reach the Buddong Waterfalls, you need a 4-wheel drive because the road is a dirt track and you have to drive for a few kilometres (about 1 hour) before reaching the entrance path of the waterfalls. From the entrance, you will need to walk about 15 minutes before reaching the top portion of the waterfalls (see photos). If you are more...

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  • Thomas Boyd Trackhead

    The Thomas Boyd Trackhead is a great place to go camping, fishing or for a picnic... There are toilet facilities on site and plenty of areas to seperate yourself from others...

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  • Parks and gardens

    Like all prosperous country towns in Australia, it has its share of lovely gardens, mainly because of its English heritage that encouraged this type of thing. These are some pictures from just one of the established parks in Tumut, called Stockwell GardensSituated around the intersection of Richmond and Russell Streets, the trees have botanical...

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  • Blowering Dam

    Take the Snowy Mountains Highway out of town, heading towards Cooma and follow the signs to the Blowering Dam. The journey takes 12 km. The dam is impressive with the wall being over 120 metres high. It has the second largest storage capacity in the whole Snowy Mountains project.However, should you drive along its length to the Tumut 3 Power...

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  • Hotels in Tumut

    The old hotels with their wrought iron verandahs are a special treat for viewers of architecture, but even if they have worked wooden balconies they are still attractive.Tumut has its share as shown in these pictures. The Oriental Hotel was originally known as the Queens Arms. It is a classic goldrush era building showing off its affluence. There...

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