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Tumut River Brewing Co.

Tumut River Brewing Co.

As we have all witnessed the rise of craft brewing throughout Australia, Tumut would not be alone with the establishment of the Tumut River Brewing Company.

From it’s humble beginnings in a tin shed at the rear of a tyre retailer the Tumut River Brewing Company has grown over the past few years to now holding a prominent location on the corner of the Snowy Mountains Highway and Capper Street at the entrance to town.

The brewery has a number of award winning craft beers and ales, alcoholic ginger beer and is forever releasing a new drop to tempt the taste buds.

As with most breweries what is an ale without food and the brewery has bought to the foothills of the Snowy Mountains a fresh look at a food fare.

Never ones to sit idle the brewery is forever improving it offer and is a bucket list item when visiting the region.

Open 7 days a week phone

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The Tumut Broom Factory

The Tumut Broom Factory

Your rural retreat in the Snowy Mountains won’t be complete without a visit to the Tumut Broom Factory; the last remaining Millet Broom Factory in Australia.

The factory has been operational since 1946, originally opening as the ‘Tumut Rural Co-Operative millet Society’, and continues to produce millet brooms to this day.

Factory visitors are able to view the broom manufacturing process, and find out the history of the trade and the factory itself, before purchasing their own millet broom at the end.

Just a 20 minute drive from Elm Cottage, the Tumut Broom Factory is open to the public 9am-5pm weekdays, and some weekends, and can be found on the Adelong Road, Tumut.

For more information or to book a tour,

contact Geoff and Rob on (02) 6947 2804. - or check out

The Montreal Theatre

The Montreal Theatre

Tumut’s Montreal Theatre is one of the few surviving 1920’s picture theatres in Australia designed in the modernistic style with art deco elements.

The name ‘Montreal’ is an anagram of the name of local draper J.J. Learmont, who ordered the design and construction of the theatre after seeing similar in Sydney.

Opened to the public in 1930, it closed as a commercial venue in 1992, however was resurrected in 1995 by the local community, and today is completely operated by volunteers.

The Montreal Theatre on Russell Street offers Tumut locals, as well as those visiting the Snowy Mountains region on rural retreats or luxury escapes the chance to enjoy an evening of theatre or music, and often plays host to seminars, concerts, book launches and art shows also.

Call now: (02) 6947 4840. - or check out

The Tumut & District Historical Society Museum

The Tumut & District Historical Society Museum

Once you’ve found your accommodation in Tumut at Elm Cottage, and it comes to planning your holiday, the Tumut Museum, located just 20 minutes from Elm Cottage, is a sure inclusion.

Exhibiting collections since 1975, the Tumut Museum was formed by the Tumut & District Historical Society in 1962, and opened in its present Capper Street location in 1979.

The Museum’s focus is on its large collection of Miles Franklin memorabilia, historical photographs and agricultural machinery items from around the Tumut district, and is currently planning a “Doctors, Nurses and Midwives” exhibition, as well as collecting material to publish “Tumut – The Early Years”.

The last few years have seen the museum obtain several grants from the Tumut Community Foundation, meaning the refurbishment of museum rooms has gone ahead, and access to collections and display areas has been drastically improved.

A trip to Elm Cottage and the Tumut region wouldn’t be complete without exploring the region’s rich history, and where better to do it than the town’s very own museum, located on Capper Street, Tumut.

Call now: (02) 6947 9899 - or check out

Five Ways Studio/Salt & Pepper Shaker Tumut

Five Ways Studio/Salt & Pepper Shaker Tumut

For art lovers paying a visit to the Tumut and Snowy Mountains region, the Five Ways Studio showcasing the work of the Tumut Art Society is a must see.

With local and regional works on show, workshops and art prizes, there is always something for your inner artist to enjoy at the Five Ways Studio.

Stay at Elm Cottage and be inspired to create your own works by the breathtaking scenery surrounding you – you never know, it may just end up gracing the walls of the Five Ways Studio.

The Tumut region’s own visual arts venue can be found at Lot 1 Tumut Plains Road, and more information about exhibitions and workshops can be obtained by contacting the society. Call now: (02) 6947 6785 - or check out

Salt & Pepper Shaker Tumut

Bonnies B's Shaker Shed houses a collection of over 3000 salt and pepper shakers. Bonnie has a wide variety of novelty shakers on display including; animal shakers, vegetable shakers and cartoon shakers. Entry fee of $2. Located 2.5 km from the main street via the Snowy Mountains Highway (just across Currawong Rd) they are open most days from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m., tel: (02) 6947 2060.



Tumut is full of beautiful parks and gardens to relax in, as you take a break from exploring the Snowy Mountains.

The Bullpaddock on Fitzroy Street offers visitors toilets, cricket nets, a canteen and a state of the art playground, while Richmond Park on Richmond Street has picnic tables, a BBQ area, toilets, a new playground and the Tumut RSL Memorial.

Stockwell Gardens on the corner of Fitzroy and Richmond Streets is the perfect place to enjoy a BBQ on the picnic tables, and Junction Park found on Tumut Plains Road and Pioneer Park on Elm Drive both offer full amenities, as well as direct access to the Tumut River.

No Need to call! Enjoy all that Tumut has to offer.

The Old Tumut Railway Station

The Old Tumut Railway Station

Built in the early 1900s, the Old Tumut Railway Station no longer operates as a stop for freight or passenger trains, however makes for a wonderful historical experience during your stay in the Snowy Mountains.

Visitors to Tumut and to the station can enjoy strolling through the heritage booking office, station master’s office, waiting room, parcel room, lamp room and the remains of an early model foot warmer oven.

Those exploring the Snowy Mountains and staying in Tumut can discover the antique wonders of the Old Tumut Railway Station on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays, between 9am and 3pm.

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Your luxury escape to Tumut and the Snowy Mountains wouldn’t be complete without tasting the culinary creations of the locals.

The Heart of India Restaurant and Kinnaree Thai Restaurant offer visitors a cultural treat in the heart of the Snowy Mountains, serving up the best value, best tasting banquets in town, and if it’s a simple “pub meal” you’re after, look no further than the Woolpack and Royal Hotel, serving traditional, well-priced meals until 11pm.

Tumut’s Pie in the sky bakery will satisfy your cravings for a tasty meat pie or sweet treat, and if all the exploring has got you needing a coffee, The Coffee Pedaler provides amazing Pablo & Rusty coffee open 8am to 2pm, plus Riverside Cafe where you can sit in the old race course grounds gazing over the river whilst sipping one of their beautiful coffees open 9am ton 4pm.

Our Testimonials

  • A relaxing and peaceful family country break!

    "We spent a week in Blue gum Cottage and had a completely restful and enjoyable country break! Two adults, one teenager, and a cavoodle dog enjoyed exploring around the 60 acres and meeting the sheep and cattle. The cottage was cosy and warm, and the quality of the beds, sheets, towels and utensils was excellent. It provided everything that we needed for a relaxing week in the country. The location is simply beautiful, added to by the river winding through the property. David and Deb were wonderful welcoming hosts and they even called and took our daughter with them when feeding the animals! We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend Elm Cottage."

    - Ruth O

  • A tranquil gem!

    "Elm Cottage is in a beautiful part of NSW. The scenery is just stunning and there are walks aplenty without getting in the car! But you could spend a week here taking in the picturesque Snowy Mountain area. We had a delightful two night stay with friends at River Gum Cottage. Superbly appointed with large deck overlooking the river. Comfortable beds, cosy and perfect for a self catering holiday."

    - Jane H

  • Very relaxing weekend

    "We had a fantastic time staying in River gum cottage. Beautiful views, comfy bed, everything you need provided. Most well appointed self-catering accomodation i’ve stayed in.
    Thanks and see you next time!"

    - KateAus31

  • Relaxing for all the family

    "Our family of four and our dog stayed in Yellowbox Cottage the first week of January. The cottage was beautiful, spacious and so well equipped it made for a relaxing stay for everyone. Everything you could want and more was provided. Great advice from the owners meant we took advantage of the beautiful surrounds, even in such extreme weather!"

    - KB

  • Family stay at Elm Cottage

    "Another great family time at Elm Cottage. It has become a tradition to catch up, enjoy the views and float down the river. We take two cottages that are very suitable for 8 adults and 4 children. Highly recommended!"

    - Warren_V_12_12

  • Perfect country escape for entire family

    "We stayed in Rivers Edge cottage that, as the name implies, is only metres to the riverside and has a fenced yard so was perfect for us with our dogs and toddler. Its a magical location full of birds and other wildlife (even spotted 2 platypus) so is great for nature lovers, photographers and fishermen (we were lucky enough to catch a few trout) as well as being an ideal base for discovering all that the Snowy Mountains area has to offer. The cottage was spacious, clean, and well equiped and the hosts very welcoming. We stayed for a week but all agreed we would have loved to stay longer and are already planning a return trip next year."

    - OzOS

  • A perfect place to stay, especially with a large group of friends

    "Elm Cottage was the place we chose to house 31 of us, on our annual get together. Our hosts could not have been more helpful, and went out of their way to make sure our weekend went off without a hitch. The setting is stunning, and on Saturday night, we enjoyed a brilliant meal, organised for us by Roundabout Roasts (platters of fresh and smoked trout, olives, cured meats,cheese etc, and roast pork, beef and lamb with vegetables and salads). Sitting by the river, enjoying the stunning weather with a few glasses of wine, good food and great mates...there is nothing better! The houses accommodated us well, with quality linen and bedding, and furnishings and ample supplies of kitchen essentials. We could easily have spent a week here. Lots to see and do in the surrounding area, so after you have read this review, book it!"

    - Michelle B

  • Lovely relaxing stay

    "We really enjoyed our stay in Blue Gum cottage and found it clean, cosy and well maintained. The view from the deck was incredible with green rolling hills as far as the eye can see and the picturesque Goobarragandra river flowing below us. Spent most of our visit exploring the local area and fishing along the river.
    The hosts were lovely and very invested in improving the experience of the guests that came through. We'd definitely recommend to anyone looking for a relaxing escape."

    - CTMox