The beautiful Tumut River flows along the edge of the town offering quiet walks, kayaking, trout fishing and the laid back ambience that only the gurgle of flowing water can create.
Stay right by the water in the caravan park, explore the wetlands on foot or bike, picnic in one of the riverside parks or try your hand at fly-fishing.
Tumut's modern history began when explorers Hamilton Hume and William Hovell came across a lush green valley, through which meandered a large river, in November 1824.
The first settlement was Mill Angle and the first bridge over the river was built in 1850. A flood two years later consolidated the various hamlets into one village and Tumut as it is today was born.
Tumut - a name derived from an Aboriginal word meaning "a quiet resting place by the river"- is today, a picturesque hub at the foothills of the Snowy Mountains with a population of around 6000.
Eating out in Tumut
Tumut offers a of clubs and pubs with dining options for lunch and dinner. Two Chinese Restaurants and a Licensed Restaurant offering Modern Australian Cuisine are also in the centre of town. Coffe shops and cafes are located throughout the town along with a wide selection of takeaways.
Accommodation in Tumut
The town provides excellent accommodation, from leafy river-side caravan parks, motels, holiday flats and cabins to welcoming bed and breakfasts and pub stays.
Facilities in Tumut
Tumut has everything you need:
- Post Office
- Service Stations
- Car Hire
- Veterinary Clinic
- Swimming Pool
- Tennis Courts
- Golf Course
- Fast food
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