The pretty country town of Tumut is a gateway to the Snowy Mountains, and a great base for outdoor adventures.
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) and QantasLink offer flights from Wagga Wagga to Sydney and Melbourne.
NSW TrainLink provides regular services from Sydney to Tumut.
More than 6000 people live in Tumut – the median age of residents is 43 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up 5% of the population.
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.