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Laurel Hill

The hamlet of Laurel Hill is located 22 kilometres from Tumbarumba on the road to Batlow and Tumut. The mill here once produced hard wood timber for many years, specialising in the production of timber for boat oars and sulky shafts.

Nearby Laurel Hill is the Bago State Forest, which provides great mountain bike trails, four-wheel drive tracks, fossicking, and fishing at Paddy's River Dam.
Other attractions include the Hume and Hovell Track, Asgard Nursery and Tea Room and Pilot Hill Arboretum and picnic area.
Explore the spectacular Sugar Pine Walk with its beautiful collection of sugar pines and picnic at nearby Lochinvar picnic area under the shady heritage trees.

Laurel Hill: Where To Go / Sightseeing

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 0.2K from Laurel Hill

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 7.5K from Laurel Hill

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 10.0K from Laurel Hill

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 10.1K from Laurel Hill

Artists on Parade Art Gallery


Tumbarumba Artists On Parade Co-operative Ltd is a not for profit, community based gallery and artist workspace, run by local artists and volunteers.

They have regularly changing exhibitions showcasing local and visiting artists. Expressions of interest for exhibitions, sale of unique, artist made items or hire of the workspace are welcomed.

Visit one of Australia's best regional artists initiatives with their regularly changing gallery space and unique gift shop stocking local to international products, handmade and collectables.




13 The Parade
Tumbarumba, NSW, 2653

Located 20.9K from Laurel Hill

Laurel Hill: 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
2017
      20th May


Pioneer Street
Batlow, NSW, 2730

Located 10.2K from Laurel Hill

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
2016
      15th Oct
      15th Oct


Memorial Avenue
Batlow, NSW, 2730

Located 10.3K from Laurel Hill

Tumbarumba Tastebuds


Tumbarumba Tastebuds - a lush spring affair to showcase the best of Tumbarumba's food and produce. Explore Tumbarumba's premium quality vineyards and cellar doors with free wine tasting at unique venues oozing charm, character, and hospitality.

Enjoy the best of Tumbarumba's produce at the annual Tumbarumba Tastebuds. Cellar doors will be open, a fresh food market and sunset dinner at Nest, and a program offered by Tumbarumba Open Gardens for both Saturday and Sunday will provide an enticing springtime experience.

Choose the vineyard bus or self-drive for a discovery of fine wine, food and entertainment. Come and experience everything Tumbarumba Tastebuds has to offer.


Event Dates
2016
      29th Oct
      30th Oct


The Parade
Tumbarumba, NSW, 2653

Located 21.0K from Laurel Hill

Tumbafest


On the last weekend in February of each year since 1997, the township of Tumbarumba plays host to 'Tumbafest' - a celebration of music, wine and food.

Truly a celebration of country lifestyle, this two-day Festival offers something for everyone. Attractions include a jam-packed schedule of Main Stage entertainment, sublime regional wines, regional food and produce, extensive food stalls, wine tasting, a farmer's market, as well as activities and entertainment for children.

The festival program ensures a magical time for Festival-goers. Tumbafest continues to grow each year and has become a fixed event on many local and visitor's calendars.

A showcase for the region, Tumbafest is the culmination of a community's effort to deliver a first class visitor experience.


Event Dates
2017
      25th Feb
      26th Feb

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Tumbarumba, NSW, 2653

Located 21.1K from Laurel Hill

Hume Hovell Ultra


October 2016 - Hume Hovell Ultra - Located in the stunning Snowy Mountains, the Hume Hovell Ultra will challenge your ability as well as inspire your success. Run with the wild brumbies, past pioneer cottages and through rugged mountain ranges, natural forests, pine plantations, past lakes and waterfalls, along narrow winding trails with a maximum elevation of 1,400 metres on a section of the Hume and Hovell Walking Track. Join the experience. New - 100 mile and 22 kilometre to add to the previous, 100 kilometre, 100 kilometre Relay and 50 kilometre. All distances will be out and back from Henry Angel Trackhead, nine kilometres from Tumbarumba where free camping is available, also toilets, hot water in the sink and electricity. Great atmosphere.


Event Dates
2016
      17th Oct


Henry Angel Trackhead
Tumbarumba, NSW, 2653

Located 21.1K from Laurel Hill

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