TUMBARUMBA

Tumbarumba is nearly that town that is at the end of the road. The town is isolated, but is the direct route from the Snowy Region to Corryong in Victoria. Tumbarumba is also that typical NSW town that has the majority of essential services. Being a little isolated has ensured a high degree of solvency with the local businesses.

The name Tumbarumba may be derived from Wiradjuri dhamba dhamba, meaning "very soft" or alternatively from the Aboriginal words for "hollow sounding ground", "thunder", "sound" or "place of big trees".

 The name Tumbarumba may be derived from Wiradjuri dhamba dhamba, meaning "very soft" or alternatively from the Aboriginal words for "hollow The community was established in the late 1850s after gold was discovered in the district. The Post Office opened on 1 August 1860 but was spelt Tumberumba until 1915.

Gold mining petered out in the 1930s, and the region's economy now depends on agriculture and tourism. The timber industry and limited tourism dominate the town’s economy.

Be sure to check out the Union Flag Memorial when entering from the west.

The two hotels in Tumbarumba are century old and traditional pubs.

The Tumbarumba War Memorial is located near the cbd.

There are numerous monuments to activities and people from and about Tumbarumba.

The Tumbarumba Museum is integrated with the info centre. A good insight to the history in the area is on display.

The Anglican and Catholic Churches are over 100 year old buildings. The United is a wooden structure.

Tumbarumba is the sort of town an overnight stopover would not disapoint.

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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