Hume Shire Council was named after the early explorer Hamilton Hume, who together with William Hovell made the first recorded crossing of the Murray River in 1824. Towns and villages emerged within the Shire, the largest of which are Howlong and Jindera. Other smaller towns include Brocklesby, Burrumbuttock, Gerogery and Lake Hume Village.
The Hume Shire offers trout fishing, swimming in the Murray River, feeding the animals at the wildlife park, shopping, visiting art galleries and great cafes and restaurants. The area is popular for its large blocks of residential land, affordable housing, quality services and business opportunities.
The Greater Hume Shire area is a local government area (LGA) in New South Wales. This area is home to 28 locations and/or suburbs which you can explore in more detail by selecting from the list below. The Greater Hume Shire area is located approximately 425kms from the capital Sydney.
If you are planning a visit to this area we’ve put together some of the things you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one ofthe buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know the area and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.