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Tumbarumba Visitor Information Centre - Christmas Opening Hours
18 Dec 2018 5:17 PM

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Please drive safely on the roads these holidays, knowing that your loved ones would rath...

Tumbarumba Tastebuds 2018 - 27-28th October
22 Oct 2018 8:30 AM

With Tumbarumba Tastebuds only days away, all of the featured gardens are looking fantastic, and we have bud burst on the vines! Drop into Tumbarum...

Tumbarumba Tastebuds - The Countdown is On!
8 Aug 2018 4:18 PM

Tumbarumba Tastebuds, combines Tumbarumba Open Gardens & Flower Show with Open Cellar Doors & Wine Tastings, and Markets to celebrate all things ...

Snowy Valleys Enjoys Record Visitor Numbers
11 Jun 2018 3:59 PM

According to statistics released by Tourism Research Australia, the Snowy Valleys region hosted more than 440,000 visitors in 2017 and more than 19...

28 Aug 2017 10:15 AM

Please be advised the walking track between Paddys River Falls and Paddys River Flats is closed until further notice. It is unknown when the track ...


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 Tumbarumba a town of considerable importance. Many people stayed to select land which was available and suitable for agriculture. Gold mining assisted the beginning of the timber industry. As the gold became more difficult to obtain, it was necessary to use fluming to bring water for sluicing. Timber was also used for pit props in the deep-lead tunnels that developed around the turn of the century.

Tumbarumba had a thriving commercial centre by 1900 with around eight licensed premises and a number of general stores. A brewery and a flour mill were in operation and by 1906 a newspaper was established. The importance of the town declined after World War 1, which saw the death of the cream of a generation of young men.

The advent of the Wagga - Tumbarumba railway line in 1921 did much to service the timber industry and had the effect of encouraging greater commerce with Wagga Wagga.

In 1927 a prison farm was established at Mannus, and softwood planting had commenced by the early 1930's.

The construction of the Snowy Mountains Scheme led to a dramatic increase in the population of the town in the 1960's. It was at this time that a High School was established and a major expansion occurred at Tumbarumba Hospital. Paradoxically, it was at the conclusion of this stage that the commerce of the town reached its lowest ebb. Improved facilities in Corryong and Tumut, a rural recession, the availability of the motor car and improved roads led to the closure of many shops and facilities in Tumbarumba.

This trend has been dramatically reversed in the 1970's with the commencement of production of pine sawn timber, a new rural resurgence, and a growing recognition of the aesthetic appeal of Tumbarumba as a place to live.

The town offers arrange of accommodation, attractions and places to eat.

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Tumbarumba Pipes and Drums

The Tumbarumba Pipe Band was established in 1960, with its first official engagement in 1961, leading the Anzac March from the War Memorial, an engagement carried out faithfully every year since. In 1988, when Tumbarumba Shire Council began ...

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