1-5 Capper St, Tumut NSW 2720, Australia
Tumut River Brewing Co.
Tumut River Brewing Co started with large plans but a small goal; they wanted to prove that they could start micro-brewery in stunning Tumut. Having reached that goal nearly five years ago via a micro-brewery with a production capacity of 150 litres and a tasting bar the size of an average kitchen, they now find themselves operating a 15,000 litre commercial brewhouse and a newly renovated venue comfortably seating 200 guests and offering 24 beers/ciders on tap including a range of staples, limited release seasonal offerings as well as rotating "guest taps".
They also offer a selection of locally sourced wines and are developing a strong reputation for the quality of their gourmet pizzas.
Their J.W. Pilsner, Portstar Smoked Porter and Harald's Helper Dunkelweizen have received national awards and patrons have the opportunity to sample these via their taproom and a brewery tour.
In addition to craft beer/cider and gourmet pizza, visitors can also enjoy live music - most weekends they host a wide variety of acts from around Australia.
They are open 6am -8pm weekdays and 6am - 10pm on Friday and Saturday- come and see them.
For more information: http://www.trbc.com.au
Bila Park, Tumut NSW, Australia
Tumut River Walk
Discover the natural beauty and lovely heritage of picturesque Tumut on several delightful walking trails. The Tumut River Walk meanders through Tumut's pretty parks alongside the river, a popular waterway for fishing and kayaking. There are several access points to the walk, starting from the bottom of the main street at Bila Park. Walk north along the Tumut River past the caravan park, through the Tumut Wetlands to Gilmore Creek or head south past the heritage listed All Saints Anglican Church, skirting the edge of Pioneer Park and under the trees along the aptly named Elm Drive.
265 Tumut Plains Road, Tumut NSW, Australia
Tumut Junction Bridge
The Tumut Junction Bridge located at the Junction of the Tumut and Goobagandra Rivers is one of five McDonald trusses remaining in NSW to date (one of which is no longer used by road traffic), and of these, it is ranked second in terms of its heritage significance. The bridge is the only existing triple span arrangement of the McDonald's truss, a seminal bridge type designed by a prominent local engineer who was part of an important and influential group of NSW Public Works Department Engineers. Junction Bridge was designed to make full use of Australian native hardwoods and it forms part of a group of bridge types that combine to illustrate the evolution of timber truss bridge design in Australia which, collectively, revolutionized the ability of the government to provide trafficable roads around NSW in the late nineteenth century.
Goobragandra Powerline Rd, Goobarragandra NSW 2720, Australia
Tumut is the gateway to the northern section of Kosciusko National Park and home to a myriad of walking tracks ranging from short walks to the demanding Hume and Hovell track, a 440 km walking track, stretching from Yass to Albury, following in the footsteps of explorers Hamilton Hume and William Hovell, who in 1824 journeyed from Appin near Sydney to Port Phillip in Victoria.
Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre, Yarrangobilly NSW, Australia
Yarrangobilly Caves and Thermal Pools
The Yarrangobilly Caves are located in a 12-km-long karst region along the Yarrangobilly River valley in the north of Kosciuszko National Park, New South Wales, Australia. Discovered to British colonists by a cattleman, the Yarrangobilly Caves system includes several independent limestone caves formed over different time periods, from several million to a few hundred thousand years old.
The caves are administered by the National Parks and Wildlife Service. Three lit show caves are regularly open to visitors, two for guided tours and the third for a self-guided tour. The caves complex also includes a 20 metres long and up to 2.5 metres deep 27 °C thermal pool, fed by natural warm-water springs, and a number of walking tracks.
Adelong Creek Falls Gold Ruins, Adelong Falls Road, Adelong NSW, Australia
Adelong Falls Gold Mill Ruins
The Adelong Falls Gold Mill Ruins is a state listed heritage industrial site. Situated 1.5 kilometres from Adelong, and just over 20 kilometres from Tumut, it is a must see destination.
The interpretive area, providing a comprehensive history of the site, and viewing platform are wheelchair accessible from the lower car park. For the more nimble, a walk of about an hour leads down from the platform to Adelong Creek and the ruins. There are signposts along the route describing the various items relating to the site.
The remarkable stone ruins of the ingenious Reefer ore crushing machine, built by Scotsmen David Wilson and William Ritchie, remain for all visitors to view from the platform, or wander through to interpret how reef ore was processed. This mill processed ore from miners from Adelong and the wider district and ceased operation in 1914.
The Adelong Falls is a popular swimming hole during the warmer months and a great spot for walking and picnics
Kiandra, Kosciuszko National Park NSW, Australia
Kiandra Heritage Trail
Take a beautiful and fascinating walk into the history of Kiandra, home to one of the shortest gold rushes in Australian history. Lasting from November 1859 to March 1861, at its peak in April 1860, up to 8,000 people were staking their hopes on the Kiandra diggings. Within a few years, they had given up and the population of this remote mountain town had stabilised at just 350.
The short self-guided walk starts at the former courthouse, in the Kiandra Heritage precinct, and there are plenty of signs along the way to find out more about the history of the area and what life might have been like in this historic town.