Tumut River – fishing, rafting, kayaking


Riverglade Caravan Park is situated on the banks of the Tumut River, which flows from from the Snowy Mountains for nearly 145km before joining the Murrumbidgee River at Gundagai.

The river and its pristine waters provide excellent fishing, canoeing, rafting and other water sport opportunities nearly all year round.

The sealed Riverwalk is a popular short walking track which runs adjacent to the Tumut River

The summer months are popular for rafting, kayaking and canoeing. The Tumut River is fast flowing and cold and deserves respect but anyone can enjoy its beauty with a little tuition. There are miles of flat water for those who want a leisurely drift down stream or some more challenging white water for the thrill seekers.

The Tumut Valley Canoe Club can give some pointers and visitors are welcome at their weekly meets just adjacent to Riverglade Caravan Park at 5pm on Wednesdays during summer.

Fishing is a popular recreation activity for visitors and locals alike, and the Tumut River (in addition to surrounding water ways such as the Blowering Dam and the Murrumbidgee River ) is known for its variety of fish and ample fish stocks.

One of Tumut's best local fishing spots lies on the Tumut River between the Riverglade Caravan Park and Mill Angle, or at the footbridge running over the Tumut River near the Snowy Mountains Trout Farm.

A NSW recreational fishing license is required and can be obtained from:

Tumut Fishing, Camping & Outdoor Store
58 Wynyard Street Tumut 2720 Phone. 02 6947 1100

Tom's Outdoors,
52 Fitzroy St Tumut NSW 2720 Phone. 02 6947 4062

Trowels Takeaway,
46 Adelong Rd Tumut 2720 Phone. 02 6947 1965

Tumut Region Visitors Centre
Old Butter Factory 5 Adelong Rd Tumut 2720 Phone. 02 6947 7025