Activities

There is nothing like being surrounded by nature to escape the busy-ness of life. With a variety of experiences to suit all age and fitness levels we’re sure you’ll find something to take your fancy.

  • Take the Family:
    • Yarrangobilly Caves offers guided and self-guided walks as well as a thermal pool.
    • Have a family picnic at the Tumbarumba creekscape, enjoying the creek, playground and skate park.
    • Spend an evening around the campfire.
    • Go for a swim in mountain streams and dams
    • Look for brumbies, tawny frogmouths and other wildlife around the retreat, or arm yourself with a torch to see the nightlife.
    • Visit the Cinema café, relax in a lounge chair while enjoying dinner and a movie at the same time.
  • Lose yourself in the bush
    • Explore the various creek beds as you go fossicking for gemstones.
    • If you have a GPS you can look for other hidden treasures as there are many Geocaches in the area waiting to be found.
    • Take in the mountain scenery on canvas or on camera.
  • Getting there is half the fun:
    • There are numerous dirt tracks to explore with a 4WD or trailbike (registered bikes only), which can cater for both the once a year and the once a week enthusiast.
    • Winding mountain roads are a motorbike riders dream and the beautiful scenery will make you want to slow down to take it all in.
  • Popular destinations:
  • All of these popular sports are well catered for in the Tumbarumba Shire and Snowy Mountains:
    • Horse riding
    • Trout fishing
    • Mountain bike riding (downhill & cross country)
    • 4WDing
    • Dirt bike riding
    • Motorcycle tours
    • Golf (sand greens)
    • Bowls
    • Tennis
    • Water skiing
    • Canoeing
    • Hiking
    • Fossicking
    • Geocaching

    Mt Selwyn is Australia’s newest and most affordable Ski Resort catering especially for families offering:

    • Snow skiing
    • Snow boarding
    • Tobogganing
    • Snow play
    • Cross country skiing
    • Ski school

    NB. You can pick up all your necessary snow gear in Tumut rather than waiting in line at Mt Selwyn. Snow chains are also available at the Ampol Service Station in Tumbarumba; you will need them in winter and check that you know where and how to fit them on your vehicle.