Nature and Wildlife
For nature lovers and lovers of walks through stunning landscapes show casing natures best flora and fauna, there are some great places to see and experience in the Tumut Region.
Visit the magnificent Buddong or Landers Creek Falls (Kosciusko NP), Adelong Falls (Adelong), Yarrangobilly Caves (Kosciusko NP), the Sugar Pine Walk (Batlow’s magnificent stand of sugar pines, one of the largest and most valuable timber trees of North America) and Pilot Hill Forest Park and Arboretum (over 40 species of conifers and hardwood from worldwide, which were planted from the early 1920’s).
You’re sure to see emus and kangaroos roaming wild in their natural habitat around Blowering Dam and for that something special you may catch up with and see a mob of our wild mountain Brumbies for a true Man from Snowy River experience.
The northern end of Kosciusko National Park has a large variety of walking tracks, touring routes and 4X4 trails that will take you past crystal clear streams and rivers, mountain gorges, open high country plains and breathtaking sub alpine and alpine bush environments.
Tourist Drive 5 takes you through Tumut, Kiandra, Cabramurra, Khancoban, Tumbarumba, Batlow and Adelong. The 298km round trip is just one of the many beautiful scenic drives in the region.
The Hume & Hovell Walking Track follows the route taken through southern NSW by Hamilton Hume and William Hovell in 1824-25. The Tumut region contains some of the most scenic country of that historic traverse.
Blowering Cliffs Walk is another scenic option. It is an approx 5km return trip from the Log Creek Bridge to Blowering Falls.