Tumbarumba Shire is tucked into the western foothills of the Snowy Mountains and is the gateway to some of Australia’s most spectacular alpine landscapes. It is surrounded by idyllic mountain peaks; natural bushland; expansive vineyards; lush agricultural pastures; and crystal-clear streams brimming with trout. Tumbarumba Shire is perfect for people who live an active outdoor lifestyle and enjoy activities such as bush walking, horse riding, skiing, fishing and cycling.
Tumbarumba enjoys a cool mountain climate that is favoured for cool climate wine growing, agriculture, horticulture and plantation forestry. The town of Tumbarumba has an elevation of 592m above sea level while Khancoban has an elevation of 337m. The average annual rainfall is 978mm, which falls mostly in winter and spring. The shire has four distinct seasons marked by brilliant summer sunshine; a spectacular display of autumn leaves; winter views of snow capped mountains; and sparkling spring days.
For information about Tumbarumba Shire Council, go to: www.tumbashire.nsw.gov.au
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