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Tumbarumba is a lovely little town in the foothills of the Snowy Mtns. Tumbarumba started as a gold mining town and quickly progressed to wool, fat lambs, cattle, apples, crops and more recently grapes. Tumbarumba cool climate wines have a good reputation amongst those who regard themselves as a bit expert.
Gold was first found in Tumbarumba in 1855 and mining continued intermittently until about 1954. There is still much evidence of the mining around the town and surrounding areas. In fact the Hume and Hovell walking track goes through an oldmining area at Burra which is a short distance from Tumbarumba. miners built a tunnel to divert the creek. Diverting a creek happened in Tumbarumba itself.
Not a great deal has happened to change the main street from the way it was years ago – however I understand the Shire Council has plans to upgrade it.
Tumbarumba has all the usual things small country towns have and then some more. Bears hang out in the main street – there are large bears, black bears, brown bears, mama bear and dada bear as well as drop bears which delight small children. Some of the bears even ride bicycles. Not every town is fortunate enough to have its own bears.
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