Tumbarumba Region is tucked into the western foothills of the Snowy Mountains in New South Wales, and boasts mountains, rivers and lakes, parks, forests and farms, and clean fresh air. The region is surrounded by Mount Kosciuszko in the south, and the Murray River on the western border. The area is ideal for recreational activity such as bush walking, horse riding, fishing and cycling.
The history of gold mining, timber and cattle, and the cleverly engineered Snowy Mountains Scheme has created an intriguing heritage. The history of high-country stockmen is portrayed at Boggy Creek Show.
The Thredbo snowfield can be accessed via Khancoban during the skiing and snow-boarding season, the Alpine Way from Khancoban providing a gateway to the southern alpine area while Kosciuszko National Park offers stunning mountain scenery and a variety of walking tracks. Snow does fall occasionally in the town of Tumbarumba and surrounds during winter.
A variety of accommodation is available, in the major towns of Tumbarumba and Khancoban, some in rural and bush settings. The region includes the small villages of Jingellic, Rosewood, Tooma, and Laurel Hill, and is essential to visit some of Australia’s most spectacular alpine landscapes. Tumbarumba Region is perfect for people who live an active outdoor lifestyle and enjoy activities such as bush walking, horse riding, skiing, fishing and cycling.
The region has four distinct seasons marked by brilliant summer sunshine; a spectacular display of autumn leaves; winter views of snow capped mountains; and sparkling spring days.