Batlow

Batlow, Jann Tuxford / Tourism New South Wales

Population 997

In the 19th-century gold rush prospectors converged on nearby Reedy Creek, which sparked a sudden demand for fresh produce. The resulting orchards and farms became the town of Batlow. Set in the low-lying mountains of the state's south-west slopes, Batlow is a picturesque town still surrounded by orchards of delicious apples, pears, berries, cherries and stone fruit.

Visitor Information

Tumut Region Visitor Centre, 5 Adelong Rd, Tumut; (02) 6947 7025

www.tumut.nsw.gov.au

Nearby national parks

Nearby towns

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In Town

Batlow Woodworks: discover a range of art, pottery, woodworks and crafts, serving morning and afternoon tea; Pioneer St; (02) 6949 1265.

Weemala Lookout: breathtaking views of town and Snowy Mountains; H. V. Smith Dr.

Nearby

Hume and Hovell Lookout: great views over Blowering Valley and Blowering Reservoir, with picnic area at the site where explorers rested in 1824; 6 km E.

Tumut Rd: fresh fruit along the road. Springfield Orchard, 6 km N, grows 16 apple varieties and has picnic and barbecue facilities.

Kosciuszko National Park: this alpine park to the east includes nearby Bowering Reservoir and Buddong Falls; for more details see Adaminaby.

Hume and Hovell Walking Track: access to short sections of the 440 km track via Tumut Rd. Maps available from visitor centre.

Fishing spots near town

Yaouk Valley 68 km

It was late autumn 1997 when I  arrived in Canberra to fish with  the late Chris Hole, fly-fisherman,  author and painter. Chris offered  to take me to some of his favourite trout streams that snake... Find out more


Khancoban 80 km

Many trout fishers, particularly those adept with the fly, regard Khancoban as home base for trout fishing. The biggest water in the area is Khancoban Pondage, fed by the Swampy Plain River and Khancoban Creek. The... Find out more


Eco-friendly activities around town

Burrowa–Pine Mountain National Park 75 km

Located near the New South Wales border, 430 kilometres north-east of Melbourne, and one of Victoria’s lesser-known national parks, this has some remarkable features. The granitic Pine Mountain is one of the... Find out more


Cafes & restaurants around town

Mountain View Cafe

It’s not every cafe that opens at 5.30am to feed workers heading off to their jobs in the morning but for staff and patrons at the Mountain View Cafe it’s all part of the service. They provide great,... Find out more


Campsites around town

Willow Bay camping area 8 km

This camping area is on the western shore of Blowering Dam, via Blowering Foreshore Rd, 20 km from Batlow. Check road conditions before setting off from Batlow with a caravan. Bring drinking water, firewood and gas/fuel... Find out more


Long Point camping area 8 km

One of a handful of camping areas along the western shore of Blowering Dam, 20 km east of Batlow via Blowering Foreshore Rd. Check road conditions before setting off from Batlow with a caravan. Bring drinking water and... Find out more


Junction Park camping area 8 km

One of a handful of camping areas along the western shore of Blowering Dam, 20 km east of Batlow. Follow Blowering Foreshore Rd; check road conditions if you’re bringing a caravan. Bring drinking water and... Find out more


Blowering Forest Holiday Camp 8 km

You’ll find this well-equipped camping ground on the western shore of Blowering Dam, accessed via Blowering Camp Rd, 27 km east of Batlow. Bring your fishing rod, swimming costume, canoe, sailboat and waterskis.... Find out more


Windy Point camping area 8 km

One of a handful of camping areas dotted along the western shore of Blowering Dam, 20 km east of Batlow. Follow Blowering Foreshore Rd. Check road conditions before setting off from Batlow with a caravan. Bring drinking... Find out more


Platypus Bay camping area 8 km

On the western shore of Blowering Dam, via Blowering Foreshore Rd, 20 km from Batlow. Check road conditions before setting off from Batlow with a caravan. Bring drinking water, firewood and gas/fuel stove from Dec to... Find out more


Platypus Park camping area 8 km

One of a handful of camping areas dotted along the western shore of Blowering Dam, 20 km east of Batlow. Follow Blowering Foreshore Rd. Caravanners bringing a caravan from Batlow should check road conditions before... Find out more


Dormans Point camping area 8 km

One of a handful of camping areas dotted along the western shore of Blowering Dam, 20 km east of Batlow. Follow Blowering Foreshore Rd. If you’re bringing a caravan from Batlow, check road conditions before setting... Find out more


Island Forest Park camping area 9 km

This camping area is on the western shore of Blowering Dam, via Blowering Foreshore Rd, 20 km from Batlow. Check road conditions before setting off with a caravan. Bring drinking water, firewood and gas/fuel stove from... Find out more


Yachting Point camping area (northern section) 11 km

There are water activities galore during summer at this aptly named campground, 30 km south of Tumut near Blowering Dam. Take your pick of swimming, boating, fishing, waterskiing and paddling. Bring your own firewood and... Find out more


Caravan parks around town

Gundagai River Caravan Park 50 km

Located on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River, the park is about 1 km from the town centre. First impressions are the wide expanses of green grass and large shady trees. It is a great spot to stay and enjoy this... Find out more


Gundagai Tourist Park 51 km

Within walking distance of the town centre, this park has 30 undercover, drivethru, ensuite sites. It is ideal for vans or motorhomes less than 3.5 metres high. Some of these sites are suitable for camper trailers with... Find out more


Rainbow Pines Tourist Caravan Park 77 km

This is a popular holiday park where trout fishing, sailing and canoeing are all available. It is on the shores of Lake Eucumbene, about 7 km from the Snowy Mountains Highway. A minimum-length stay applies in all... Find out more


Holbrook Motor Village 79 km

In an ideal position, this comfortable tidy park caters for travellers on the Hume Highway. It is convenient for an overnight stop or a longer stay. Pets are allowed at the manager’s discretion.... Find out more


Hotels, motels & B&Bs around town

Batlow House

Batlow House is a popular, pet-friendly and comfortable self-contained Federation cottage for those passing through Batlow. The stylishly renovated building features ornate high ceilings and some Art Deco fittings, with... Find out more


Rest areas around town

Yachting Point camping area 11 km

12km NW of Talbingo (L) or 30km SE of Tumut (R)

Open grassed area just off the highway on the shores of Lake Blowering in Kosciuszko National Park.


Humes Crossing camping area 13 km

16km NW of Talbingo (L) or 25km SE of Tumut (R)

Just off the highway on the shores of Lake Blowering in Kosciuszko National Park.


Yolde camping area 14 km

7km NW of Talbingo (L) or 34km SE of Tumut (R)

Well off the highway surrounded by scrub in Kosciuszko National Park.


The Pines camping area 15 km

19km NW of Talbingo (L) or 22km SE of Tumut (R)

Just off the highway on the shores of Lake Blowering in Kosciuszko National Park.


Talbingo park area 15 km

At Talbingo

Well off the highway overlooking the lake.


Log Bridge Creek camping area 16 km

23km NW of Talbingo (R) or 18km S of Tumut (L)

Well off the highway in Kosciuszko National Park.


Jounama Creek camping area 18 km

T/O opposite Talbingo turn-off

On the edge of a creek 300m (unsealed) east of the highway in Kosciuszko National Park.


Tumut park area 25 km

At Tumut

Adjacent to the highway in the middle of town.


Yarrangobilly Village camping area 32 km

65km NW of Adaminaby (L) or 26km SE of Talbingo (R)

Just off the highway on the banks of the Yarrangobilly River in Kosciuszko National Park.


Kilgowlah Creek rest area 48 km

14km SW of Tarcutta (L) or 56km NE of Holbrook (R)

Just off the highway under a few large trees.


Kiandra park area 50 km

35km NW of Adaminaby (R) or 56km SE of Talbingo (L)

Adjacent to the highway.


Kyeamba Gap East rest area 53 km

34km S of Tarcutta (R) or 36km N of Holbrook (L)

Adjacent to the highway among a few trees.


The Rest House park area 55 km

28km W of Adaminaby (L) or 63km SE of Talbingo (R)

Adjacent to the highway at the Rest House.


Mingay rest area 60 km

12km N of Gundagai (L)

Large area adjacent to the highway. For northbound only.


Coolac rest area 64 km

84km SW of Yass (L)

Large area adjacent to the highway. For southbound only.


Boranbola rest area 65 km

22km E of Wagga Wagga (R) or 23km W of Hume Hwy (L)

Just off the highway among a few large trees.


Holbrook park area 66 km

At Holbrook

Just off the highway near the information centre and submarine display.


Adaminaby park area 78 km

At Adaminaby

Adjacent to the highway in the middle of town.


What's on around town

Apple Blossom Festival: Oct.

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