The Lobs Hole Ravine
This trip has it all, stunning views, historical relics, mining and pioneer history. Take the Snowy Mountains Highway towards Cooma and drive for about 50kms. Just off the Snowy Moutains Higway are the wooden entrance gates and a sign indicating the Lobs Hole road.
This road leads to the the site of an old settlement where copper mining took place between 1874 and 1919. Once a thriving town with all amenities including; a school, butcher shop, police station and hotel. Today visitors can see the remains of the Washington hotel and many other mining relics.
On this road visitors can also take a short walk to the old Jounama Homestead or explore the relics of the old copper mine. The recently constructed Wallace Creek Lookout provides extensive views of the Great Dividing Range, Yarrangobilly River and Big Talbingo Mountain.
Visitors can camp near the Yarrangobilly River, however there are no amenities available.
When you do pack up camp cross the dam wall at Talbingo to the western shore of Blowering for a whole new expanse of forest trails to explore. Take a drive to Batlow or Laurel Hill on the back routes.
Topographic maps available at Tumut Region Visitor Centre or newsagents.