At the foothills of the Snowy Mountains and the Riverina, the Tumut region is an area of spectacular natural beauty.
Four distinct seasons each with its own charm define the region. Autumn and spring have perfect temperatures to lure you outside to enjoy the beauty of spring blossom or autumn foliage. Winter sees the higher country transformed into a snow-clad wonderland while in summer the rivers and the large expanse of Blowering Dam offer a host of recreational activities.
The region has something for everyone: the untouched wild beauty of Kosciuszko National Park, crystal clear streams and rivers, towering mountains, lush green valleys, goldmining history, the mighty Snowy Mountains Scheme, fresh crisp apples, clean air and tranquillity or adventure.
Lakes, dams and cool clean rivers are a fisherman’s paradise with opportunities for both native and trout fishing. Water sports fanatic are drawn to the area for magnificent water skiing, wake boarding, boating, kayaking and swimming.
Spring and autumn, both a feast of colour, are celebrated in the region with the Batlow Apple Blossom Festival in October and the Tumut Festival of the Falling Leaf in April. In winter Selwyn Snowfield, just one hour from Tumut and half an hour from Talbingo, offers great family skiing but also tobogganing, cross country skiing or an old-fashioned snowball fight.
Challenging bushwalks, leisurely half day walks, pioneer huts, magical Buddong Falls, the great Adelong Falls Gold Mill Ruins and the ornately beautiful Yarrangobilly Caves all call the Tumut region home.
Tumut Shire is also privileged to have a diverse range of community groups and dedicated locals who volunteer and work tirelessly to make this great shire of ours one of the best.