Tocumwal is on the NSW side of the Murray River and one of the few border towns that does not have a sister (cross border counterpart). Similarly to the other Murray River towns Tocumwal is also a great small border town. Heritage management in Tocumwal is positively managed, and the old and new work well in the town.The town is said to be named for the local Aboriginal word for "deep hole in the river

The first pastoral runs were established in the 1840s. The town was established in the early 1860s and recognised as a village in 1872. Tocumwal Post Office opened on 1 August 1868.

Prior to Federation, Tocumwal was an important customs point for goods crossing between the then colonies of Victoria and New South Wales.

During WW2 the town was the site of Royal Australian Air Force Station Tocumwal, which was a major Royal Australian Air Force training airfield and aircraft depot. Today, the airfield is a renowned gliding site

The Churches in Tocumwal are a mix of the old and new.

The Anglican Church being a great example of the era.

The Hotels in Tocumwal are great examples of the classic pub and heritage care.

The Tocumwal Memorial is accorded a number of sites.

The Tocumwal Museum is in the main street of the town.

This is a really nice town and a stopover is highly recommended if visiting the area.

Heritage diary




Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals Airport
Pets Allowed Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery Whitewater Rafting
Surfing Skydiving
Skiing Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course