Tumut, located in the north-west foothills of the Snowy Mountains, is the gateway to the iconic Snowy Mountains Scheme.
Tumut is 410 kilometres south-west of Sydney (4 hr 20 min drive) and 106 km (80 min drive) from the major regional city of Wagga Wagga.
Early settlers established many European trees in the area, resulting in Tumut being known for its autumn leaf display. It is also the centre of a softwood industry based on radiata pine.
The closest airport is Wagga Wagga Airport, a 65 min drive from Tumut. Regional Express (Rex), JetGo and QantasLink offer flights from Wagga Wagga to Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
NSW TrainLink provides regular services from Sydney to Tumut.
Tumut Health Service includes a 34-bed public hospital providing emergency, medical, surgical, and maternity services. A full range of community health services including community nursing, allied health and mental health services are also delivered locally.
There is an Ambulance Service of NSW station in Tumut.