7.1 out of 10

Tumut

-35.3528457058788 148.221789984513
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Clean & Green
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parking
  • Pest Free
Not great for
  • Public Transport
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
  • Professionals

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"One of the best towns that I have lived in & hoping to move back there soon!"

We loved living in Tumut & was sad to leave. My kids loved the school that they were attending & my young son enjoyed his time at the daycare centre. I found the people very friendly & approachable, especially the school teachers. My eldest son has a disability which was well catered for, both educationally & medically. I spent time in the local hospital & found the staff very accommodating. In regards to retail, I found that there was quite a suffient amount of variety. I used to make the trip to Wagga (about an hour away) once a fortnight or so if I wanted anything in particular that couldn't be found locally or I wanted to shop at the major stores like Big W, Kmart etc.
The Golf Club, The Bowlo & The Woolpack Pub have really nice food & a great atmosphere if you want to dine out. Recreaction wise, the kids loved going camping, fishing & boating on Blowering Dam & in winter we would shoot down to Selwyn for a day in the snow. My kids & hubby were also involved in local sport, yes, even my son with a disability.
All in all, I think Tumut is a friendly, beautiful country town that is very livable, for those who compare it to the 'big city' with it's lack of nightlife, well.....what do you expect from a country town?! If you miss the nightlife, then it's probably not the place for you.
Pros
  • Cheap cost of living
  • Very pretty
  • Neighbourly spirit
Cons
  • Jobs hard to get
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"A small town named Tumut"

Tumut is a town where the local government has neglected to provide infrastructure that supports career opportunities for women. Apart from Woolworths, Coles, small retail and the nursing home, there is very little here for women who do not wish to simply raise children. As a consequence there is an abundance of young single mothers !
The young adults of the town also have few recreational activities available and as a consequence cause trouble by getting drunk and roaming the streets, breaking into cars, smashing windows etc. The local police station closes every night at 1am so it can be quite scary.
The locals are not overly friendly to newcomers and making friends is hard if you are not a Tumut native.
Pig hunting is the sport of choice for young men, a recreation that is as brutal for the dogs they take on the hunts as it is for the pigs they butcher.
There is no permanent doctor on staff at the hospital as they get called in from the local medical centre. This has the effect of lowering mortality because you have to wait for the doctor to arrive. Make sure your heart is in good coronary health if considering moving here!
If you come from a big city like I do you will miss the nightlife (there is one pub open til 2am and there are many fights there), you will miss the dining options (pub grub is as good as it gets in Tumut) and you will miss the clothing shopping options (one small Target Country). The biggest shop is a Go-Lo which says a lot about the dominant socio-economic class in town.
There is no public transport and the public schools have lower levels of literacy than the state average. I regularly meet teenagers who can't read...
It is possible to live comfortably in Tumut, but at price.
Pros
  • Cheap cost of living
  • Very pretty
Cons
  • Jobs hard to get
  • Minimal eating out
  • No public transport
Myka
Myka Perhaps if you spent a little more time in Tumut you might actually appreciate what it has to offer. Tumut is a small country town so please don't move here with the expectation that there will be the night life and shopping opportunites that the city has.
Saying that the biggest shop in town is Go-Lo clearly shows that you didn't venture to far.
As for the Public Schools literacy levels i think you will find that the NAPLAN results are above or substantially above the state average.
Tumut really does have a lot to offer when you look outside your own little bubble. Please don't move to Tumut from the city and expect to have the same lifestyle that the city has otherwise you may be as bitterly disappointed as the person that wrote this review. There are a lot more positive points to Tumut than the negitives that have been focussed on in this review.
2yrs+
ChickaD
ChickaD In regards to the Police Station this info is also incorrect
2yrs+
JohnW11
JohnW11 The original poster does have a point that has merit ,if your not a local it is very hard to make friends here anyone not born here is an outsider very small view from small minded people
Jul 04, 2016
chrisc22
chrisc22 so myka where have you lived? Is there a bit of a residency bubble in your back ground? Nothing to compare Tumut to I would suspect!
Apr 02, 2017
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Breath of fresh air"

Moving here from Western Sydney was seemless and the people are so easy to get along with. Rental values are very good and there is a good availability of resources in town (such as banks, supermarkets etc).
Pros
  • Neighbourly spirit
  • Cheap cost of living
  • Very pretty
Cons
  • Jobs hard to get
  • No public transport
  • Minimal eating out
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
5/5
2yrs+

"Nice country town"

Tumut is a larger town in the snowy mountains area of New South Wales. It looks like there is much more industry in the area and subsequent employment so it has a lot more facilities and supermarkets than the little country towns nearby. It is a great idea, if driving past to stop over for groceries here instead of elsewhere since it is much cheaper in the larger town. There are all the little nearby farms and wineries to visit whilst approaching Tumut so the drive itself towards Tumbarumba is very nice. We stopped by the Tumut Valley Violets Farm during October and it was just great sitting there for morning tea and soaking in the spring flowers.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
ew0403
ew0403 Driving through Tumut and living here are two very different things.
2yrs+
chrisc22
chrisc22 yep...you're very right!! Oh and the violet farm is owned by a couple from Melbourne. I call Tumut the Termite Town...the credibility of new comers is constantly undermined by groundless gossip/assumption and narrow mindedness. I've lived in cities in Victoria/Qld/NSW and country towns in NSW/Vic and overseas and none compare to backwardness of Tumut and the down right vindictiveness of some of the locals. P.S. I doubt that the aforementioned couple will stay for that very reason!
Apr 02, 2017
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