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Roadside apple stalls leave no doubt about the staple produce in and around the NSW High Country town of Batlow. Thirty-five kilometres south-west of Tumut, Batlow shared in the gold rushes of the 1850s when a strike was made nearby in 1854, but now the area is prime apple growing territory.

A number of orchards and their packing sheds are open to the public and the Hume and Lovell Lookout, 6km east of the township, offers views over Blowering Dam and Reservoir, and a picnic area where the explorers camped in 1824.

Blowering, where speed king Ken Warby set the world water speed record in Spirit of Australia in November 1977, is 20km east of Batlow. A popular fishing location, Blowering is flanked by a foreshore drive that passes a number of lookout and picnic sites.

You can also take in views of the town and the Snowy Mountains from the lookout at the Weemala flora and fauna reserve off the Tumburumba road. Fuchsia lovers will be in heaven at the Cascade Nursery to the east of the town centre.

Batlow: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Batlow Historical Society

Explore eclectic collections significant to the history of the Batlow region at the Batlow Historical Society.

Experience the hardships of early pioneers and the drive of visionary Herbert Velvin Smith (OBE) who made Batlow 'Famous for Apples!'.

Discover fascinating tales of pioneers, and read about the development of the Batlow Fruit Co-operative and its early coolstores, the Mountain Maid Cannery, the Australian Women's Land Army and Batlow's early Hydro Electric Power Supply. Collection highlights include a restored 1932 Dennis Fire Engine.

12 Tumbarumba Road
Batlow, NSW, 2730

Located 0.1K from Batlow

Snowy Valleys Way Touring Route

The Snowy Valleys Way, running from Gundagai, New South Wales to Beechworth Victoria, is a touring route encompassing over 300 kilometres of breathtaking scenery and landscapes, and a whole swag of things to see and do 'along the way'.

The route starts in the hills of Gundagai, home of the famous 'Dog on the Tuckerbox', and winds its way south through Tumut, Batlow, and Tumbarumba, crossing the Murray River at Towong, and continuing south through Corryong, and Yackandandah, ending in Beechworth, Victoria.

A picturesque slice of Australia, the Snowy Valleys Way offers its travellers spectacular outdoor activities, colourful festivals, towns to explore, and a laid-back rural charm that distinguishes it from other popular tourist drives.

Travellers can choose their own adventure - bushwalks or four-wheel driving, horse riding or mountain bikes. Paddle, fish or water-ski the numerous lakes, rivers and streams or simply relax by their foreshores.

Batlow, NSW, 2730

Located 0.3K from Batlow

Wilgro Orchards

Wilgro Orchards is conveniently situated on the main Tumut to Batlow Road just four kilometres north of Batlow. There is a wide range of both new and old varieties of apples that have been tree ripened to taste the way an apple should taste. Cherries are also grown at the orchard and have built a fine reputation for large, sweet, tree ripened fruit.

Our roadside stall sells our fruit direct from the orchard to you during the picking season. At Wilgro Orchards the fruit is grown as naturally as possible with very low chemical and fertiliser usage. At times when there is only limited passing trade or the orchard is particularly busy we have to depend on the "honesty system" and the stall is not always manned all day. We can usually have someone in attendance if we are notified in advance.

4066 Batlow Road
Batlow, NSW, 2730

Located 2.5K from Batlow

Sugarpine Walk

Sugarpine Walk is one of Batlow's best kept secrets.

Take the short stroll amongst a dense stand of enormous sugar pines planted in 1928. This species is the largest and tallest of all pines.

The walk is located on the edge of Kopsens Road, around half a kilometre from the Batlow-Tumbarumba Road at Laurel Hill.

Kopsens Road
Batlow, NSW, 2730

Located 9.7K from Batlow

Tumut Valley Violets

Tumut Valley Violets is a small business with a difference, it started off as a hobby in the early 1980's and is now a major tourist attraction in the Tumut region.

Set in the grounds of the old Tumut Plains school (established circa 1878), amid cottage gardens and two acres of trees, just seven kilometres from Tumut town centre.

It is the largest collection of African Violet in Australia and enthusiasts come from all over Australia and overseas to see them.

The Garden cafe is open Wednesday to Sunday and renowned for its scrumptious home-made Devonshire Teas or great coffee. Soft drink is available for the young ones. Coaches and groups are most welcome.

They carry a full range of products and accessories to propagate your own African Violets from leaves that can be selected from their stock plants.

572 Tumut Plains Road
Tumut, NSW, 2720

Located 23.4K from Batlow

Batlow: Events

Batlow CiderFest

The Batlow CiderFest street party is a festival of celebration. It occurs at the end of the apple harvest and gives growers, cider producers, locals and visitors, a chance to enjoy the autumn weather and tones before winter sets in.

The street party is something special; with talented local entertainers performing on two stages, buskers, and street theatre along with about 80 market stalls focussing on ciders, gourmet foods, locally grown produce, and tempting homemade delights.

Set in the main street with a backdrop of trees in autumn hues the atmosphere is amazing with people in costume, Wacky Apple Tarts and patrons dancing in the streets, the aroma of foods from around the globe, and of course, that crisp freshness of a cider being poured in clear mountain air.

A cider industry conference attracting delegates across Australia is held on the Friday the day before the festival.

Event Dates
      20th May

Pioneer Street
Batlow, NSW, 2730

Located 0.3K from Batlow

Batlow Apple Blossom Festival

Celebrate the arrival of spring in Australia's most renowned apple growing region at the Batlow Apple Blossom Festival.

Food, market stalls, live music, photography, art and wonderful old fashioned apple games combine to bring the apple town of Batlow to life during the festival this October.

Held annually on the third weekend in October, the festival's Gala Day is a great representation of the energy that the Apple Blossom Festival brings to the community and region, with its depth of activities and emphasis on family fun.

Stallholder enquiries are always welcome. Festival information is available for download from the web site.

Event Dates
      15th Oct

Memorial Avenue
Batlow, NSW, 2730

Located 0.4K from Batlow

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