Test out your waterskiing skills on Blowering or Talbingo Dam.
Start at Blowering Dam wall and canoe or kayak your way down the Tumut River to where it joins the Murrumbidgee near Gundagai.
If you are looking for a shorter canoe or kayak trip down the Tumut River, start at the Junction Park Lions Reserve and paddle down to the Riverglade caravan park.
Fish in one of the many dams or rivers throughout the region.
Local Tips & Advice
Remember always check water levels and flow rates before embarking on any form of water sport. You can do this at http://waterinfo.nsw.gov.au or by contacting the Tumut Region Visitor Centre.
For equipment hire please contact Go Play Outside on 02 6936 0954 in Talbingo.
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Water Sports in the Tumut Region
The Tumut Region offers a vast range of Rivers, Dams and Lakes that offer something for everyone.
Are you looking for the thrill of waterskiing or wake boarding? Blowering Dam can be easily accessed from Tumut,Talbingo or Batlow and is the perfect spot for having fun on the water.
Blowering Dam and Talbingo Dam are also great spots for canoes and are popular with fishermen, boats and water-skiers. In total these two dams offer over 70km of water to explore and you’re certain to find a spot of your own.
It was on Blowering Dam on the 8 October 1978, Ken Warby driving his jet powered boat "Spirit of Australia" set the world waterspeed record of 511 KM/H. In 2018, Ken's son, David Warby, plans to break this record on Blowering Dam.
Canoeing & Kayaking
The Tumut River and Goobarragandra River, are particularly suited to canoeing. The Tumut River is fast-flowing and cold and deserves respect but anyone can enjoy its beauty with a little tuition. Between the two rivers there are miles of flat water for those who want a leisurely drift down stream or some more challenging white water for the thrill seekers.
The Tumut Valley Canoe Club can give some pointers and you are welcome to go along to their weekly meets at 5pm on Thursday during Summer months. Contact Chris at Tom's Outdoors for further information on 02 6947 4062.
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