Local Tips & Advice
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Know where you are going. If leaving marked trails take a topographic map and compass and make sure that you know how to use them.
Ensure that you have plenty of food and water.
Consider hiring a PLB (Personal Locater Beacon) from the Tumut Region Visitor Centre.
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Bushwalking/Hiking in the Tumut Region
The Tumut Region is a bushwalkers delight with numerous spectacular walks in the region.
The Tumut Valley is ideally situated for access to the Hume and Hovell Walking Track. The track stretches over 440km between Yass and Albury. For half-day, one-day or weekend walks the track can be accessed at various points. One of these is the Thomas Boyd Trackhead.
Please note that it is very important to check the current fire rating before setting off on the Hume and Hovell Track, and that the Track is CLOSED on total fire ban days.
Explore on foot some of the most magnificent parts of Kosciuszko National park, where you will see pioneer huts reminiscent of earlier grazier days, Snowgums, wildflowers and cold, crystal clear mountain streams.
The State Forest areas around the Region also offer opportunities for bushwalking. At the Sarah Jeffery Reserve in Tumut you can enjoy wonderful views over the Tumut township as you wander through natural bushlands.
More information on walks in Bago State Forest is available here, and Tumut State Forest here.
Maps and Resources
Details on walks in the Kosciuszko National Park are available from the Tumut Region Visitor Information Centre and NSW National Parks and Wildlife Services. NSW NPWS guide to staying safe in Kosciuszko National Park is available here; follow their advice.
Information , brochures and maps for the Hume and Hovell Walking Track can be obtained from Department of Lands or via the Hume and Hovell Track website: www.humeandhovelltrack.com.au
Maps of Tumut State Forest and Bago State Forest are also available to help you plan your walks.