The town of Tumut sits at the gateway to the Snowy Mountains. It is just over an hour from the major regional centre of Wagga Wagga.
Tumut is a town in the Riverina region of New South Wales, Australia, situated on the banks of the Tumut River. It sits on the north-west foothills of the Snowy Mountains and is referred to as the gateway to the Snowy Mountains Scheme.
Tumut is approximately 410 kilometres south-west of Sydney and 525 kilometres north-east of Melbourne and just over an hour’s drive from the major regional centre of Wagga Wagga.
The closest regional airport is in Wagga Wagga which is just over an hour’s drive from Tumut and offers daily flights to Sydney and Melbourne.
Tumut is situated on the Snowy Mountains Highway.
NSW TrainLink provides one service daily except Saturday.
The major sources of employment in Tumut are:
- Retail trade
- Health care and social assistance
- Accommodation and food services
- Education and training
Tumut Health Service is a 34 bed peer grouped D1a community Hospital with surgery, of which four beds are day surgery and four are bassinets. It provides emergency, medical, surgical, and maternity services for the surrounding communities. A full range of community health services including community nursing, allied health and mental health services are also delivered by the local team.
There is an Ambulance Service of NSW station in Tumut.
Fitzroy Medical Centre
Tumut Family Medical Centre
Tumut has three primary schools and two high schools as well as a Riverina Institute of TAFE campus.
Tumut offers a variety of long day care, preschool and out of hour’s school care services.
Tumut has Coles and Woolworths supermarkets, a Country Target as well as a number of unique boutique stores. It is located just over an hour from the major regional centre of Wagga Wagga.
Places of worship located in Tumut include Anglican, Baptist, Catholic, Presbyterian, and Uniting churches.
The closest mosque is in Wagga Wagga which is just over one hour’s drive from Tumut.
Wiradjuri Aboriginal Cultural Tour – Tumut
Points of Interest
Tumut is part of a region that’s a year-round playground.
Annual events include the Festival of the Falling Leaf in April during which time the town also hosts the Rock the Turf Music Fest and Tumut Rodeo.
Lanterns on the Lagoon and Sculptures in the Park is a Festival celebrating community, environment and culture and takes place in September.