Tumbarumba is located in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains and is surrounded by vineyards, trout streams, cattle and sheep stations. Tumbarumba sprang to life in the 1850s during the gold rush era and the town retains some of its historic buildings such as the Court House.

Explorers Hume and Hovell trekked through the area on their way to Port Phillip in 1824, and you can retrace their steps on the 12 kilometres Hume and Hovell Track that follows Burra Creek, cutting through a tunnel built during the gold-mining days in the 1800s.

Learn about the gold mining and pioneer days at the Tumbarumba Museum, conveniently located in the Visitor Information Centre. The museum hosts a permanent display of the Southern Cloud, the aircraft disappeared in the area in 1931 and was not found until 1958.

See the stunning Paddys River Falls, located 15 kilometres from town.

Visit local cellar doors for tastings at Tumbarumba’s award winning cool climate wines and see the Artists on Parade Gallery.

Annual events include the New Year’s Day Rodeo, Tumbarumba Cup and Tumbafest – the town’s festival of music, food and wine.

Quick Facts

Tumbarumba is an Urban Location area within the local government area of Snowy Valleys  in New South Wales, it is located approximately 360kms from the capital Sydney and extends over an area of 231.695 square kilometres. Tumbarumba has a recorded population of 1862 residents and is within the Australian Eastern Daylight Time zone Australia/Sydney.

If you are planning a visit to Tumbarumba 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 of the buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know Tumbarumba and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.