Date: 14th September 2020
Travelled: 281 kms from Nimmitabel to Tumbarumba, southern New South Wales
Visited: Cooma, Old Adaminady, Talbingo and Tumbarumba
Stayed: Tumbarumba dedicated parking, Free. S35.77641, E148.01119
We depart Nimmitabel with the obligatory stop at the Nimmitabel Bakery for one of their world famous sausage rolls. So big I thought of buying a second to use as a wheel chock for the Winnebago.
The trees soon give way to the treeless alpine scenery.
We arrive in Cooma without any issues, finding the motorhome service point before filling the camper with diesel. We continue on into town to find a parking spot.
Finding the tourist office we check the status of the roads in the Kosciuszko National Park before exploring the centre of town.
An hour later we roll out of Cooma heading west before turning onto the Snowy Mountains Highway at West Cooma. As the road continues, areas of forest line the road and we catch the odd glimpse of Lake Eucumbene on our left.
We see a turn for Old Adaminaby and swing off the highway.
Having read the story about the relocation of the town of Adaminaby many years ago, it was worth the 7 kms drive down to what remains of the old town on the lakes edge.
Back on the Snowy Mountains Highway once again. The road continues to climb and the damage caused by last seasons fires more evident.
It’s late lunch time when we turn off for Talbingo. The drive down the mountain before the turn is 8 kms of the steepest road I can remember, hence we are glad to pull up in Talbingo’s picnic area on the shores of Blowering Reservoir and give the Winnebago a break.
Our neighbour Anna’s parents have a place here in Talbingo, she often tells how beautiful it is. It is a beautiful and peaceful village with wonderful views of Blowering and the surrounding mountain. We cook up some sausages on the Council BBQ and take in the scenery.
Anyway the day is getting on and we want to be in Tumbarumba before it gets too late, so we kick along through Tumut straight to Tumbarumba.
The local Council have dedicated a small area of the main town carpark for overnight parking for motorhomes. Being conveniently located close to a couple of pubs we settle in and go for a drink.
In the morning we go out to explore Tumbarumba. We stubble on the Tumbarumba Creek Walk that winds it way around town and another km or so downstream. It has some interesting panels and displays to keep you interested.
Michael + Pam