The Region


We are indeed lucky to have the Snowy Mountains in our backyard.

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Sugar Pine Walk

One of the NSW's "best kept secrets" Just off the Snowy Valleys Way at Laurel Hill. This "must do" experience will enchant the entire family. Any time of year it is worth the short walk to the centre, where you can just let your imagination run wild.

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Batlow

The home of cool climate apples and stone fruit. Try your hand at fruit picking in season.

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Adelong

Aboriginal for 'along the way' heritage listed country village. During the Gold rush the village was transformed into a tent city. The main street is adorned with some marvellous architecture highlighting the villages significant past.

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Cabramurra

The highest town in Australia. A Snowy Hydro project, A must see for any visitor. There is some remarkable photography on exhibition highlighting the history of the region. Café and store plus convenience stopover.

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Kiandra

Historic Kiandra, the birthplace of skiing in Australia with a rich gold mining past. Take a walk along the Heritage or Gold Seekers trail steeped in history with the Kiandra Pioneer Cemetery, Pioneer Huts and Stamper Battery. Don't forget to visit the old Kiandra Courthouse. Convenience stopover.

Talbingo

Talbingo

Formerly a Snowy Hydro town, birthplace of renowned author Miles Franklin. Situated on the foreshore of Jounama Pond between Blowering and Talbingo Dams, Talbingo is often described as the best coastal town in inland NSW. Convenience stopover.

Pilot Hill Arboretum

Pilot Hill Arboretum

Situated between Sugar Pine Walk and Buddong Falls, a past experimental timber planation that features over 35 varieties of conifers and hardwood. The perfect spot for a family picnic and the ideal location for an outdoor wedding, especially during the warmer months.

Adelong Creek

Adelong Creek

A true river walk from Adelong township to the Falls through the gold battery ruins, beginning at the swinging bridge and passing behind the Adelong Alive Museum. 15 to 20 minutes.

Adelong Alive Museum. Tells the story of the people of Adelong starting in 1851 and projecting right into the future to 2051.

Blowering Dam

Blowering Dam

Over 6 times the size of Sydney Harbour, Home of the world water speed record set by Ken Warby in "Spirit of Australia". Locals and Visitors abound the foreshore of the dam during the warmer months. The ideal location for the outdoor adventurer and fishing tragic. 2 Convenience points.

Blue Water Holes

Blue Water Holes

Experience one of the regions true treasures, steep gorges, waterfalls, tinted springs, caves and disappearing streams, access from October long weekend to Queens Birthday weekend only, recommend 4wd.

During this outing we recommend you visit Coolamine Homestead and Oldfield's Hut.

Buddong Falls

Buddong Falls

Situated between Laurel Hill and overlooking the township of Talbingo. 4wd drive access and walking the Hume and Hovell Trail.

Talbingo Dam

Talbingo Dam

Similar in size to Blowering Dam, a good deal deeper though. Not for the faint hearted as the weather can change at the drop of a hat. Access points are limited.

Scenic drives and rides

Scenic drives and rides

The Tumut region is adorned with scenic drives and rides. Exhilarating rides for motor cyclists (Off road and touring) Cyclists ( mountain bike or road) at all levels are available within Region, the same for motor vehicles (off road or touring). It is recommended to contact the Visitor Information centre to check conditions and access. It is also recommended that a full tank and check of vehicle be had before venturing out.

Paddy's River

Paddy's River

Paddys River Falls,  is a cascade waterfall located on the Paddys River, situated approximately 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) south of Tumbarumba, in the Kosciuszko National Park.

The falls are 18 metres (59 ft) in height and the water flows over the drop and then continues down the Paddys River.

Adjacent to the falls on the Tumbarumba to Tooma Road is a barbecue and picnic area situated above the falls. A staired 150-metre (490 ft) track from the picnic area leads to the base of the falls.

Our Testimonials

  • A relaxing and peaceful family country break!

    "We spent a week in Blue gum Cottage and had a completely restful and enjoyable country break! Two adults, one teenager, and a cavoodle dog enjoyed exploring around the 60 acres and meeting the sheep and cattle. The cottage was cosy and warm, and the quality of the beds, sheets, towels and utensils was excellent. It provided everything that we needed for a relaxing week in the country. The location is simply beautiful, added to by the river winding through the property. David and Deb were wonderful welcoming hosts and they even called and took our daughter with them when feeding the animals! We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend Elm Cottage."

    - Ruth O

  • A tranquil gem!

    "Elm Cottage is in a beautiful part of NSW. The scenery is just stunning and there are walks aplenty without getting in the car! But you could spend a week here taking in the picturesque Snowy Mountain area. We had a delightful two night stay with friends at River Gum Cottage. Superbly appointed with large deck overlooking the river. Comfortable beds, cosy and perfect for a self catering holiday."

    - Jane H

  • Very relaxing weekend

    "We had a fantastic time staying in River gum cottage. Beautiful views, comfy bed, everything you need provided. Most well appointed self-catering accomodation i’ve stayed in.
    Thanks and see you next time!"

    - KateAus31

  • Relaxing for all the family

    "Our family of four and our dog stayed in Yellowbox Cottage the first week of January. The cottage was beautiful, spacious and so well equipped it made for a relaxing stay for everyone. Everything you could want and more was provided. Great advice from the owners meant we took advantage of the beautiful surrounds, even in such extreme weather!"

    - KB

  • Family stay at Elm Cottage

    "Another great family time at Elm Cottage. It has become a tradition to catch up, enjoy the views and float down the river. We take two cottages that are very suitable for 8 adults and 4 children. Highly recommended!"

    - Warren_V_12_12

  • Perfect country escape for entire family

    "We stayed in Rivers Edge cottage that, as the name implies, is only metres to the riverside and has a fenced yard so was perfect for us with our dogs and toddler. Its a magical location full of birds and other wildlife (even spotted 2 platypus) so is great for nature lovers, photographers and fishermen (we were lucky enough to catch a few trout) as well as being an ideal base for discovering all that the Snowy Mountains area has to offer. The cottage was spacious, clean, and well equiped and the hosts very welcoming. We stayed for a week but all agreed we would have loved to stay longer and are already planning a return trip next year."

    - OzOS

  • A perfect place to stay, especially with a large group of friends

    "Elm Cottage was the place we chose to house 31 of us, on our annual get together. Our hosts could not have been more helpful, and went out of their way to make sure our weekend went off without a hitch. The setting is stunning, and on Saturday night, we enjoyed a brilliant meal, organised for us by Roundabout Roasts (platters of fresh and smoked trout, olives, cured meats,cheese etc, and roast pork, beef and lamb with vegetables and salads). Sitting by the river, enjoying the stunning weather with a few glasses of wine, good food and great mates...there is nothing better! The houses accommodated us well, with quality linen and bedding, and furnishings and ample supplies of kitchen essentials. We could easily have spent a week here. Lots to see and do in the surrounding area, so after you have read this review, book it!"

    - Michelle B

  • Lovely relaxing stay

    "We really enjoyed our stay in Blue Gum cottage and found it clean, cosy and well maintained. The view from the deck was incredible with green rolling hills as far as the eye can see and the picturesque Goobarragandra river flowing below us. Spent most of our visit exploring the local area and fishing along the river.
    The hosts were lovely and very invested in improving the experience of the guests that came through. We'd definitely recommend to anyone looking for a relaxing escape."

    - CTMox


Awards

National Awards
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TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence (2016, 2017 & 2018)
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Top 10 in Booking.com (2018)
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Star Ratings – Gold Listing (2018)
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Apac-Excellence in Luxury Accommodation (2018)
International Awards
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Global Venture Award – Most Unique Rural Retreat – Australia 2018 & 2019
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Global 100 Award – Rural Retreat of the Year Australia 2019
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Lux Hotels & Spas – Best Luxury Pet friendly Accommodation Riverina region 2019
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Lux Hotels & Spas-Best Cottage Accommodation (2016, 2017 & 2018)
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GoHotels Outstanding Service Award (2018)
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Global 100 – Best Unique Accommodation (2017)
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