Situated in a beautiful valley at the foothills of the Snowy Mountains, Tumut is one of the prettiest towns in New South Wales. The town’s name is derived from an Aboriginal word, meaning ‘a quiet resting place by the river’.
Tumut’s rich colonial heritage from the gold rush era remains today and can be seen in magnificent old buildings best explored on a heritage walk. The pioneer cemetery in Adelong Road includes the grave of Thomas Boyd, a member of the Hume and Hovell expedition that passed through Tumut in 1824. The Historical Society Museum has fascinating information about the town’s pioneering history as well as memorabilia belonging to famous local author, Miles Franklin.
Things to do and see around Tumut
Visit the African Violet Farm, the Snowy Mountains Trout Farm, Boonderoo Wines and the Tumut Broom Factory.
Enjoy the many walks around town such as the River Walk along the banks of the Tumut River and Elm Drive, best during spring and autumn.
Go for a bushwalk along part of the historic Hume and Hovell Walking Track.
Don’t miss the Festival of the Falling Leaf, celebrated each April when the autumn leaves are falling.
- Locality: Urban locality
- Tumut Postcode: 2720
- State: New South Wales
- Region: Snowy Mountains
- Latitude: -35.30063
- Longitude: 148.22496
- Elevation: 279m
- Population: 6230
- Median Income: $28704
- Area (Sq/km): 29.515
- Timezone: Australia/Sydney
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