The gateway to the northern end of the Snowy Mountains and the South West Slopes, the region is an area of spectacular natural beauty perfect and pristine landscape for those wishing to tour by motor bike, car or for the more adventurous biking. The region enjoys four distinct seasons each with its own exciting allure and is simply one of discovery 365 days of the year.
This great outdoor playground is tremendously diversified and offers more than meets the imagination from the man made inland lakes and dams of the Snowy Hydro scheme to crystal clear mountain streams, from the gentle fertile pastures of the Murray and Tumut River Valleys to vast pine forests, from the towering mountains of Snowy Mountains or the Brumby’s roaming the high plains to the backdrop of the many attractions that is the northern end of the stunning Kosciusko National Park.
Take the Hume Highway south, through Goulburn, Yass and toward Gundagai. When arriving at Gundagai bypass the first two exits cross the bridge and take the South Gundagai/Tumut exit with the Shell Service Station. Travel time approx 41/2 to 5 hours.
Take the Hume Highway north to Albury approx. 3 1/2 hours. Travel through Albury and continue along the Hume Highway through to Holbrook and Tarcutta, then take the Adelong & Tumut turn off approx 20kms north of Tarcutta. For the discerning traveller try the Snowy Valleys Way. Travel time approx 5-5 1/2 hours.
Travel the Barton Highway to Yass. On reaching the outskirts of Yass take the by-pass to Gundagai which joins up with the Hume Highway. Travel time approx 2- 21/2 hours.
On reaching Tumut continue along the Snowy Mountains highway towards Cooma, passing the City Centre of Tumut and the sports ground. Take a left hand turn into Tumut Plains Road (just after 5 Ways Studio) and after crossing a one lane heritage bridge, then another small bridge, take the next left into Little River Road. Travel 7.2 km's to the river. Take a right at the gate and travel along the dirt road, until you see the road veer to the left with Elm Cottage signs.