The pristine location of Elm Cottage makes it a great spot for birdwatchers, both on the property and further afield.
Wood Duck, Australian Raven, Pacific Black Duck, Willie Wagtail, White-necked Heron, Grey Fantail, White-faced Heron, Peewee, Wedge-tailed Eagle, White-winged Chough, Swamp Harrier, Scarlet Robin, Nankeen Kestrel, Silvereye, Yellow-tailed Black-cockatoo, Welcome Swallow, Galah, Common Starling, Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, Common Blackbird, Crimson Rosella Red-browed Finch, Double-barred Finch, Eastern Rosella, Laughing Kookaburra, Satin Bowerbird, Superb Fairy-wren, Brown Thornbill, Yellow-rumped Thornbill, Yellow-faced Honeyeater, White-plumed Honeyeater, New Holland Honeyeater, Noisy Friarbird, Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike, Grey Shrike-thrush, Australian Magpie
Maned Duck, Pacific Black Duck, Gray Teal, White-eyed Duck, Great Cormorant, Little Pied Cormorant, Australasian Darter, Great Egret, Intermediate Egret, White-faced Heron, Australian Ibis, Straw-necked Ibis, Australian Kite, Whistling Kite, Purple Swamphen, Eurasian Coot, Masked Lapwing, Laughing Kookaburra, Galah, Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, Crimson Rosella (Crimson), Eastern Rosella, Superb Fairywren, Australasian Magpie, Gray Shrike-Thrush, Gray Fantail, Australian Raven, Silver-eye, Eurasian Blackbird, European Starling, European Goldfinch, Red-browed Firetail, Double-barred Finch.
Common Bronzewing, Brown Falcon, Gang-gang Cockatoo, Crimson Rosella, Black-backed Australiasian Magpie, Gray Fantail, White-winged Chough, Jacky-winter, Welcome Swallow, European Starling.
Laughing Kookaburra, Gang-gang Cockatoo, Crimson Rosella (Crimson), Australian King-Parrot, White-throated Treecreeper, Superb Fairywren, Fuscous Honeyeater, Spotted Pardalote, White-browed Scrubwren, Spotted Quail-thrush, Pied Currawong, Crested Shrike-tit, Gray Fantail, Australian Raven, Eastern Yellow Robin, Red-browed Firetail
Take the Hume Highway south, through Goulburn, Yass and toward Gundagai. When arriving at Gundagai bypass the first two exits cross the bridge and take the South Gundagai/Tumut exit with the Shell Service Station. Travel time approx 41/2 to 5 hours.
Take the Hume Highway north to Albury approx. 3 1/2 hours. Travel through Albury and continue along the Hume Highway through to Holbrook and Tarcutta, then take the Adelong & Tumut turn off approx 20kms north of Tarcutta. For the discerning traveller try the Snowy Valleys Way. Travel time approx 5-5 1/2 hours.
Travel the Barton Highway to Yass. On reaching the outskirts of Yass take the by-pass to Gundagai which joins up with the Hume Highway. Travel time approx 2- 21/2 hours.
On reaching Tumut continue along the Snowy Mountains highway towards Cooma, passing the City Centre of Tumut and the sports ground. Take a left hand turn into Tumut Plains Road (just after 5 Ways Studio) and after crossing a one lane heritage bridge, then another small bridge, take the next left into Little River Road. Travel 7.2 km's to the river. Take a right at the gate and travel along the dirt road, until you see the road veer to the left with Elm Cottage signs.