Hume and Hovell Walking Track

The Hume and Hovell Walking Track stretches over 440km between Yass and Albury and allows walkers to rediscover the route of explorers Hamilton Hume and William Hovell on their expedition to Port Phillip in 1824.

The route offers a variety of topographies, vegetation types and land uses, as well as numerous points of historic interest. Apart from bush walking, the track gives access to other recreational activities including camping, fishing, swimming, nature study, photography and wildlife observation.

Kangaroos, wombats, wallabies, foxes, emus and birds of prey are just some of the wildlife you can expect to see, depending on the section of the track you walk. Fishermen will enjoy catching Murray cod, yellow belly, red fin, perch and freshwater lobster in Blowering Dam, which is also extensively used by sailing, boating and water skiing enthusiasts.

The track starts at Cooma Cottage on the outskirts of Yass and finishes at the Hovell Tree on the banks of the Murray River in Albury. It has three track heads (major access points and are ideal for car-based camping) approximately 100 kms apart - James Fitzpatrick at Wee Jasper, Thomas Boyd on the Goobarragandra River 23 kms from Tumut and Henry Angel on Burra Creek near Tumbarumba.

The track passes through the towns of Yass, Wee Jasper and Albury and nearby the towns of Tumut, Talbingo and Tumbarumba. It has 17 primitive campsites, picnic facilities, numerous boardwalks and three major bridges over rivers.

For more information please visit the NSW State Library website

Above information extracted from NSW State Library website