Tumbarumba Shire is situated on the western side of the Snowy Mountains in
New South Wales, and boasts mountains, rivers and lakes, parks, forests and
farms, and clean fresh air amongst its natural assets.
The boundaries extend as far south as Mount Kosciuszko in the south, and to
the Murray River on the western border.
The area is ideal for recreational activity such as bush walking, horse
riding, fishing and cycling.
The history of goldmining, timber and cattle, and the cleverly engineered
Snowy Mountains Scheme has created an intriguing heritage.
The snowfields of Mount Selwyn and Thredbo can be accessed from Tumbarumba
and Khancoban, and the Kosciuszko National Park offers stunning mountain
scenery and a variety of walking tracks. Snow does fall occasionally in the
town of Tumbarumba and surrounds during winter.
A variety of accommodation is available, some in the major towns of
Tumbarumba and Khancoban, some in rural and bush settings. The Shire
includes the small villages of Jingellic, Rosewood, Tooma, and Laurel Hill.
The area experiences four clear seasons, but the weather can be changeable
in the mountains at any time of the year; in January the daytime
temperature can climb to over 30 degrees (Celsius) and can plummet to -5
overnight in June. Visitors are advised to bring clothing suitable for all
types of weather.