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About Tumbarumba Region

Tumbarumba Region is tucked into the western foothills of the Snowy Mountains and is the gateway to some of Australia's most spectacular alpine landscapes. It is surrounded by idyllic mountain peaks; natural bushland; expansive vineyards; lush agricultural pastures; and crystal-clear streams brimming with trout.  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.

Tumbarumba enjoys a cool mountain climate that is favoured for cool climate wine growing, agriculture, horticulture and plantation forestry.  The town of Tumbarumba has an elevation of 592m above sea level while Khancoban has an elevation of 337m. The average annual rainfall is 978mm, which falls mostly in winter and spring. The Shire 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.

For information about Snowy Valleys Council, visit: www.snowyvalleys.nsw.gov.au

 

Tumbarumba

The town of Tumbarumba was established in the 1850's, gold discoveries here and at Kiandra led to an influx of population, which in the mid 1860's made...

Khancoban

Khancoban lies at the south western edge of the Snowy Mountains, on the Kosciuszko Alpine Way. Near to the Kosciuszko National Park, Khancoban is quickly becoming known...

Rosewood

Rosewood is located 23 kilometres from Tumbarumba, on Wagga Road. The Rosewood Golf Club is the venue for the annual week long Rosewood Country Roundup...

Jingellic

Jingellic is a small township on the Murray River, 44 kilometres from Tumbarumba on a scenic sealed road. There is a general store, and just...

Laurel Hill

The hamlet of Laurel Hill is 22 kilometres from Tumbarumba on the road to Batlow and Tumut. The mill here once produced hard wood timber for...

Kosciuszko National Park

Kosciuszko National Park provides opportunities for everyone to explore the mountain landscapes. While snow sports are a big attraction...

The Snowy Mountains Hydro Electric Scheme

The construction of the Snowy Mountains Scheme led to a dramatic increase in the population of the Tumbarumba Shire...

A Brief History

From the earliest inhabitants, the Wolgalu, to the gold rush, settlers and cattlemen, to today's keen viticulturists and entrepreneurs...