The Snowy Mountains and Tumut region are famous for bush and walking tracks. In and around the Tumut region in particular there are all levels of bush and walking tracks ranging from the iconic Tumut River walk to the famous Hume and Hovell walking track that can be segmented or for the more adventurous a several day walking experience. Some of Australia’s best walking tracks and trails that can be accessed 365 days a year are in Elm Cottage’s back yard.
We have provided just a glimpse of walks and trails on offer
The Tumut River Walk 2.5k 1 to 2 hour leisurely walk that takes you along the banks of the Tumut River. This is a must for everyone plus a visit to the Tumut Community Labyrinth which celebrates the community service of its citizens in times of peace and conflict. The design and construction of the Labyrinth is based on medieval European designs as in the octagon in Reims Cathedral. Visit https://www.facebook.com/Blakeneymillar
Blowering Cliffs 5k’s return 2-3hr. an adventurous walk that takes you through Montane Forrest. Although steep in sections you are constantly rewarded with the ever changing views of Blowering then onto a sign posted trail that showcases the waterfall trickling down the cliffs. Although a tad tricky the scenery, flora and fauna will make you appreciate this walk as a beautiful example of what our country region has to offer
The Hume & Hovell walking track follows the route taken by pioneers Hamilton Hume and William Hovell in 1824-25. The track is designed to cater for half day, one day and weekend or for the more adventurous over a week walk. One of the major staging points of the track in the Tumut region is The Thomas Boyd Track Head on the Goobarragandra River, some 23 kms east of Tumut and approx. 10kms east of Elm Cottage. Here you will find a modern swing bridge over the river. Visit humeand hovelltrack.com.au
Blue Water Holes Walks let your mind wander as you explore this corner of Kosciuszko national Park. Discover towering Limestone cliffs and crystal clear streams with amazing wildlife and flora.
Clarke Gorge Walking track 5km 3-4 hours. Follow the creek downstream before crossing to the other side of Cave Creek. After 300 m you’ll enter Clarke Gorge continue through the gorge past several small cave entrances to the gorge walls. Follow Cave Creek down to waterfall which ends this walk. Visit https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/walking-tracks/kosciuszko-clarke-gorge-walking-track
Nichols Gorge Walking track The 7km Nichols Gorge walking track, suitable for experienced hikers, follows Cave Creek and passes some karst features before re-joining Blue Waterholes trail. Visit https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/walking-tracks/nichols-gorge-walking-track
Warogong Sugarloaf walking track 11km 4-5 hours
Alpine Way Walks. Khancoban area walks. Marvel at the views of the Snowy Mountains highest peaks as you explore the huts and rivers of the Geehi Valley by foot or by bike.
Geehi Walk 6kms 2-3 hours. This easy walk takes you to 3 historic huts – Geehi Hut, Keebles Hut and Old Geehi Hut. Visit https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/cycling-trails/geehi-reservoir-ride-via-schlink-pass
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.