Tumut is a town in the Snowy Mountains region of New South Wales, on the edge of the Riverina.

Understand edit

Anglican church

Tumut sits at an elevation of 300 meters on the northwest foothills of the Snowy Mountains, and is one of the gateways to that region.

The Snowy Mountains mostly consist of the high country, where elevations slowly rise up to around 1600 m at the alpine villages, with much of the area being a largely a plateau. The flat topped piece of ground rises only a few metres higher than the second highest "mountain" only a few kilometres away, and while the country is pretty, the vista is less than that you would get from the sandstone cliffs in the Blue Mountains. The best place to get the mountain peak experience in the Snowies is on the Snowy Mountains highway between Tumut and Cooma. The roads wind through the mountains, and you can get some appreciation for the height of the peaks, and the drop on the side of the range.

Get in edit

Most visitors to Tumut arrive by car.

There is a daily coach connection with to the Sydney train at Cootamundra, and to the Melbourne at Wagga Wagga.

There is an airstrip around 5 km from town, suitable for charter flights. There is no scheduled air transport.

Get around edit

Wynyard street

To get around Tumut, it's best to have a car. Hertz and Avis are both available in town. Hertz is closed on weekends.

Taxis are available in town. There is no local passenger bus service. There are school buses that run into Tumut from surrounding small towns during school terms, that will carry passengers on request.

See edit

Do edit

  • Fishing
  • Caves and thermal pools at Yarrangobilly.
  • Adalong Falls
  • The old Tumut railway station
  • Tumut Fly Fishing
  • Tumut Mountain Bike Park

Buy edit

Eat edit

  • McDonald's Family Restaurant (Maccas), 25 Fitzroy St (On the Snowy Mountains Hwy next to Woolworths), +61 2 6947 1058. 6am to 10pm, 7 days a week. Public toilets, dining room, McCafe, play area, drive thru & free WiFi Internet.

Drink edit

Sleep edit

  • Boutique Motel Sefton House.
  • The Commercial Hotel.
  • Riverglade Caravan Park.
  • Talbingo Mountain Retreat (in the neighbouring town of Talbingo).

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Routes through Tumut
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