Tumut is, from a visitor perspective a wealthy town. This place does have a lot going for it. All of the essential services, fierce retail competition and a great town/pride environment. Tumut is also an historic timber town that was its beginning; the Snowy Mountain Developments gave the town a reboot in the early fifties. The nearby Blowering Dam ensures a strong tourist interest.

Tumut is at the foothills of the Snowy Mountainsand is referred to as the gateway to the Snowy Mountains Scheme. Tumut Shire Council is administered from offices located in Tumut.

Tumut is approximately 410 kilometres (250 mi) south-west of Sydney and 525 kilometres (330 mi) north-east of Melbourne.

Tumut is home to a number of historic buildings. One of the more notable buildings is the Anglican Church, designed by Edmund Blacket

Tumut was one of the ten areas short-listed in 1908 as a site for the Australian Capital Territory.

An earlier era of wealth and travel has the town having six excellent hotels. These pubs give colour to the town’s make-up.

The Catholic and United Churches are great back-ups to the Anglican. Both being centurion plus buildings.

The War Memorial I located in the Memorial Park.

The Museum is one block removed from the town.

Allow a day or two for Tumut. A nice place this surely is.

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