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Must do

Fast facts

  • Beautiful riverside town near limestone caves and thermal pool
  • Famous for its colourful autumnal landscape
  • Five hours’ drive south-west of Sydney

Why go there

Experience the natural beauty of Tumut, the heritage of Adelong, the serenity of Talbingo – and the mountain crispness of Batlow’s apples. One of the main towns in the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme, Tumut is located in the Tumut River valley.

Tee off at one of the area’s five lakeside or mountain golf courses, where kangaroos share the greens. About 80 km from Tumut are the beautiful Yarrangobilly Caves, which boast a warm thermal pool, perfect for winter swimming.

Things to do

  • Walk through historic Adelong to see remnants of the gold-rush days.
  • Explore the Tumut River Walk.
  • Go boating and fishing at Talbingo Reservoir and Blowering Dam.
  • Admire Tumut’s autumn landscape – well worth a visit.
  • Taste delicious Batlow apples.

Don’t miss

  • The huge stalactites in North Glory Hole Cave, in the Yarrangobilly Caves.
  • The Tumut 3 Power Station Display Centre at Talbingo, to learn about turbine generators.
  • Tucking into some fresh mountain trout from the waters around Tumut.
  • A tour of the Old Butter Factory, Tumut.
  • The thermal pool at Yarrangobilly Caves.


  • Festival of the Falling Leaf, in Tumut, in April.
  • Apple Blossom Festival, in Batlow, in October.
  • Tumut Boxing Day Race, in December.
  • Speeding along a bike track in the Tumut region, Snowy Mountains

    Speeding along a bike track in the Tumut region, Snowy Mountains

Towns within

The main street in Adelong Adelong A charming 19th century historic settlement on the picturesque Adelong River.


Batlow Batlow - One of the main fruit-producing towns in NSW, with apples, stonefruit and berries...


Tumut 3 pipelines, near Talbingo Talbingo Small country town on the edge of the Snowy Mountains and near theYarrangobilly Caves.


Tumut River, Snowy Mountains Tumut A rich grazing area, and northern gateway to the Australian Alps ski fields.


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