Aboriginal for 'along the way' heritage listed country village. During the Gold rush the village was transformed into a tent city. The main street is adorned with some marvellous architecture highlighting the villages significant past.


The home of cool climate apples and stone fruit. Try your hand at fruit picking in season.


The highest town in Australia. A Snowy Hydro project, A must see for any visitor. There is some remarkable photography on exhibition highlighting the history of the region. Café and store plus convenience stopover.


Historic Kiandra, the birthplace of skiing in Australia with a rich gold mining past. Take a walk along the Heritage or Gold Seekers trail steeped in history with the Kiandra Pioneer Cemetery, Pioneer Huts and Stamper Battery. Don't forget to visit the old Kiandra Courthouse. Convenience stopover.


Formerly a Snowy Hydro town, birthplace of renowned author Miles Franklin. Situated on the foreshore of Jounama Pond between Blowering and Talbingo Dams, Talbingo is often described as the best coastal town in inland NSW. Convenience stopover.

Pilot Hill Arboretum

Situated between Sugar Pine Walk and Buddong Falls, a past experimental timber planation that features over 35 varieties of conifers and hardwood. The perfect spot for a family picnic and the ideal location for an outdoor wedding, especially during the warmer months.

Adelong Creek

A true river walk from Adelong township to the Falls through the gold battery ruins, beginning at the swinging bridge and passing behind the Adelong Alive Museum. 15 to 20 minutes.

Adelong Alive Museum. Tells the story of the people of Adelong starting in 1851 and projecting right into the future to 2051.

Blowering Dam

Over 6 times the size of Sydney Harbour, Home of the world water speed record set by Ken Warby in "Spirit of Australia". Locals and Visitors abound the foreshore of the dam during the warmer months. The ideal location for the outdoor adventurer and fishing tragic. 2 Convenience points.

Blue Water Holes

Experience one of the regions true treasures, steep gorges, waterfalls, tinted springs, caves and disappearing streams, access from October long weekend to Queens Birthday weekend only, recommend 4wd.

Durring this outing we recommend you visit Coolamine Homestead and Oldfield's Hut.

Buddong Falls

Situated between Laurel Hill and overlooking the township of Talbingo. 4wd drive access and walking the Hume and Hovell Trail.

Talbingo Dam

Similar in size to Blowering Dam, a good deal deeper though. Not for the faint hearted as the weather can change at the drop of a hat. Access points are limited.

Sugar Pine Walk

One of the NSW's "best kept secrets" Just off the Snowy Valleys Way at Laurel Hill. This "must do" experience will enchant the entire family. Any time of year it is worth the short walk to the centre, where you can just let your imagination run wild.

Scenic drives and rides

The Tumut region is adorned with scenic drives and rides. Exhilarating rides for motor cyclists (Off road and touring) Cyclists( mountain bike or road) at all levels are available within Region, the same for motor vehicles (off road or touring). It is recommended to contact the Visitor Information centre to check conditions and access. It is also recommended that a full tank and check of vehicle be had before venturing out.

Swimming pools

Tumut, Adelong and Batlow all have open swimming pools during the warmer months. It is recommended that you contact the Visitor Information Centre for opening hours.

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Phone. 02 6947 5818  |  Email.
Address. Little River Road Tumut NSW 2720
Postal. PO Box 40 Tumut NSW 2720

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