Some attractions are unavailable to visit at present due to bushfires and COVID-19.
The Yarrangobilly Caves are located within Kosciuszko National Park and only 77km from Tumut. They are probably the most beautiful caves in Australia and well worth a day visit for you and your family or friends. Guided tours are available underground, or you can take a self guided tour, and of course the Thermal Pool has a constant temperature of 27 Degrees Celsius!
Just outside Adelong is the heritage-listed Adelong Falls, a historic gold mining settlement. Fabulous views from the viewing platform down onto the battery complex with its historic mining equipment, and 3 marked trails from which you can explore the historic remains.
Well worth a visit and a great place for a family picnic.
Brumbies abound in our area, with many herds of the free-roaming feral horses to be found in the Snowy Mountain region.
Brumbies are the descendants of escaped or lost horses, dating back in some cases to those belonging to the early European settlers. To some, they are regarded as an environmental pest, but to others they are beautiful specimens living wild and independently of humans.
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.