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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.




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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

Blowering Dam


Famous as the site of the world water-speed record in 1978, Blowering Dam is one of the biggest dams in NSW. At three times the size of Sydney Harbour, Blowering Dam stores water released upstream for hydro-electricity generation in the Snowy Mountains Scheme and for irrigation.

The reservoir is a popular spot for all water sports, including skiing, jet skis, sailing, canoeing and swimming. Several boat ramps are available at camping grounds around the lake foreshore. The dam is stocked with Murray cod, golden perch and silver perch. Trout and other fish species are present.

The dam and its tributaries are closed to trout fishing between the June and October long weekends.

The access road to Blowering Dam is a short drive south of Tumut.




Blowering Dam Trail
Wereboldera, NSW, 2720

Located 13.2K from Batlow

Old Mountain Road Walking Track


Set out along the trail from Jounama Creek campground, and you'll soon meet the trackhead for the short but heart-pumping Old Mountain Road walking track. This high-energy walk heads uphill above the creek valley, but is well worth the effort for the breathtaking views of Bogong Peaks, Jounama Pondage and Blowering Reservoir.
The track follows Talbingo Mountain's first road, built in 1860 during the Kiandra gold rush. Today, the only traffic you're likely to see is a colourful variety of birdlife, including yellow-tailed black cockatoos. In summer, wildflowers such as purple kunzea and white-flowered tea tree bloom on the lower slopes.
Return the same way (add 1hr), enjoying the downhill track and detour to pretty Jounama Creek, near the campground.?It's an?ideal spot for a picnic and to paddle your feet after the walk, or to simply sit quietly and watch for wallabies and eastern grey kangaroos.




Snowy Mountains Highway
Talbingo, NSW, 2720

Located 18.8K from Batlow

Black Perry Lookout


Black Perry Lookout is an excellent place for perspective, giving you a real sense of the expansive wilderness areas in Kosciuszko National Park's north.

Pull in from Snowy Mountains Highway to enjoy breathtaking scenic views all year round. Bring your camera and binoculars for incredible panoramas, which are undoubtedly some of the best on offer in Kosciuszko National Park.

Located next to Talbingo Mountain, this lookout was recently built. It stands just metres from the carpark and is fully wheelchair-accessible. Kids will love the feeling of adventure as they step onto the viewing platform, which extends out over the trees.

Once you've finished pointing out Black Perry Mountain and Bogong Mountain Range, why not grab the thermos and stop for a cuppa on one of the benches? Or have a peek around for resident wallabies while listening carefully for a lyrebird's call.




Snowy Mountains Highway
Talbingo, NSW, 2720

Located 20.8K from Batlow

Landers Falls Lookout


This picturesque pocket of Kosciuszko National Park is well worth the detour off Snowy Mountains Highway. Starting from the Cumberland trail 2WD carpark, 300m from the highway, it's a 5km walk to the lookout, or 800m from the 4WD carpark (closed winter).

You can also mountain bike as far as the 4WD carpark, where you join Landers Creek Falls walk. Breathe in the eucalypt-scented air as birds sing overhead and lizards rustle the undergrowth.

The steep last few hundred metres bring you to Talbingo lookout, high above the valley and reservoir, before you climb the final 300m to Landers Falls lookout. Perched on the rim of a deep gorge, the lookout greets you with fabulous views of Landers Creek Falls as it emerges from the cliff opposite and cascades into a rocky ravine.

The tree protruding from the lookout is a Tingiringi Gum, rare in this area of Kosciuszko National Park.




Landers Falls lookout
Pinbeyan, NSW, 2720

Located 22.8K from Batlow

Batlow: Events

Batlow CiderFest


Batlow CiderFest is a full-on community street party celebrating the end of the harvest of Batlow's iconic apples (think Jazz, Bonza, Pink Lady, and everyone's favourites Granny Smith and Red Delicious).

Growers, cider producers, locals and their visitors enjoy some hard-earned down time after the long months of cultivating, growing, picking and packing, before winter sets in on the Snowy Mountains.

It's a street party not to be missed. Two stages host local talent and approximately 80 market stalls offer boutique ciders, gourmet food, locally grown produce, and tempting homemade treats.

Set in Batlow's main street the atmosphere sizzles with buskers and street theatre including a troupe of home-grown Apple Tarts who lead the dance.

Against a backdrop of trees in glorious autumn colours, the aroma of food from around the globe and of course, the sound of fresh cider being poured in clear mountain air stirs the senses.

On the professional side, the Festival hosts a cider industry and Farm Gate Enterprise conference the day prior to the Festival. It attracts delegates from across Australia wanting to increase their knowledge and share their experience in this exciting emerging industry.


Event Dates
2018
      19th 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,and family fun combine to bring the apple town of Batlow to life during the festival this October.

Held annually on the third Saturday 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
2017
      21st Oct


Memorial Avenue
Batlow, NSW, 2730

Located 0.6K from Batlow

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