Things to do During Your Stay at Talmalmo Cottage

BUSHWALKING & 4WHEEL DRIVING

Woomargama National Park

The amazing Woomargama National Park is right on our doorstep. The famous Hume and Hovell walking track is located inside the Woomargama National Park which is easily accessible from the River Road and the Tunnel Road. Take a day trip driving or walking the trails, or camp overnight in the camping areas and continue the next morning.

Woomargama National ParkHighlights: This Park is the largest protected area west of the Great Dividing Range in south-eastern NSW and contains the largest remnant community of box woodlands on the South-West Slopes. It's an important haven for a large number of threatened and endangered species, such as the regent honeyeater, superb parrot, powerful owl, Booroolong frog and carpet python. It's also home to the very rare wattle, Acacia phasmoides. Parts of the reserve are close to 1000m above sea level, providing stunning views over the Murray River, Riverina and South West Slopes.

Activities: Bush walking, bird watching, four wheel driving and motorcycling.  North’s Lookout on the Tin Mine Trail provides extensive views over the Riverina and the western slopes of the Great Dividing Range. The Tin Mines and Samual Bollard picnic and camping areas (suitable for backpack and vehicle based camping) are a stopping point on the Hume and Hovell Walking Track. Tunnel Road day use area provides picnic and BBQ facilities.

Mount Lawson State Park

Also within easy reach to do a day time trip. Mount Lawson State Park of 13,150 hectares is accessed from Bungil via Running Creek Road. Mount Lawson is 1 020m high and is surrounded by granites. A wide range of bird life, as well as rare plants such as the kurrajong and crimson grevillea are found. Wildflowers and creepers provide a spectacular display during spring. Access to Mount Lawson lookout and picnic area is via Mount Lawson Road off Burrowye Road. Another picnic area is located on Keotong Creek just off the Keotong Creek Track.

 

BIRDWATCHING

Birds TalmalmoLike all things here the birds are seasonal, but at any time of the year you will see an array of birds from the comfort of your veranda overlooking the Murray River at Talmalmo Cottage, and driving through the Woomargama National Park, or through farmland and natural bush landscapes from whichever direction you travel on the River Road to Talmalmo.

Species of Birds Observed Here:

Superb Fairy Wren, Wagtails, Fantails, Rufus Whistler, Brown Treecreeper, King Parrot, Crimson Rosella, various Honeyeaters, Rainbow Bee-eater, Red Robin, European Goldfinch, Firetails, Red faced Finch, Dollar Birds, Azure King Fisher, Kookaburras, Magpies, Currawongs, Wedge Tailed Eagles, Sea Eagles, Hawk, Harrier ,Raven, Brown quail, Galahs & Cockatoos, Corella, yellow tailed black cockatoo, plover, swallows, Thrush, Bower Bird, Friar birds, Silver eye,

Waterbirds:

Egrets, Herons, Cormorants, Ibis, Black duck, Wood duck, Mountain duck, Native Hen, Owls and Boobooks can be heard through the night when conditions are suitable. For keen birdwatchers, a visit to the Woomargama National Park would be recommended.

 

FISHING

Fishing TalmalmoImagine a lazy day with a rod in the water, right in front of your cottage.

Fish of the area are Murray Cod (Jan. – August), Macquarie Perch (Yellowbelly), Silver Perch and Trout, (Brown and Rainbow), Redfin and European Carp. Trout Cod are protected. A current NSW Fishing Licence is required to fish the river and bag limits and fish size apply for the Upper Murray River. The Jingellic store sells licences if you require one. For more info visit www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/fisheries or call 136186.

 

CANOEING

Imagine canoeing to your front door in time for dinner! There are various places upstream where you can arrange for canoe hire.


GOLF

The Walwa Golf Club is located 20kms from the Talmalmo Cottage, just over the Jingellic Bridge alongside the Murray River. It is a challenging and very picturesque 9 hole course which has 18 Tees, irrigated couch fairways on an undulating layout, with dams and sand greens. A relaxed dress code applies and Open competitions are normally held every Thursday am and Sunday am. Visitors are welcome and Bookings are not essential. Clubs can be hired for $10 and Buggies are complimentary. Green Fees: $15 daily, $30 weekly, $5 daily juniors. For more info call 60371477.

The Khancoben Country Club is located 65 kms from our property and it is a nine hole course in the woodlands above Khancoban Township. With well-maintained fairways and good quality greens it is a joy to play. There are no bunkers, but there is enough water to make players stay straight and true. The Country Club is staffed by friendly locals and visitors are made very welcome. $20.00 green fees allows for all-day play. Overall, a great course for both low and high handicappers. For more info call 60769468.


Moon over TalmalmoSTAR GAZING

Enjoy a glass of wine, listen to the river flowing, and count the satellites.

On cloudless nights here (which are most nights) sitting on your Cottage veranda, the night sky to the North and East is a fantastic sight for the Astronomical aficionados. Numerous satellites can be seen traversing the north/south and east/west trajectories. Full moon nights rising above the Eastern Hill are a sight to behold and remember.


WINERY TOUR

Upper Murray Estates Winery is located on Murray River Road, on the way to Walwa, and is open for wine tastings and cellar door sales Thursday through to Sunday from 10:00am to 5:00pm.

Flyfaire Wines is a new vineyard located on the Tunnel road between Woomargama and Talmalmo. They are due to open for cellar door sales from Easter 2013. Contact numbers are 0407908499 or 02-60205264