Tocumwal Travel Guide: 12 reviews and 33 photos

Tocumwal is located 257kms from Melbourne on the New South Wales border.
It is the first town on one of Australia's major inland routes, the Newell Highway.

Water skiing, canoeing, swimming, camping, caravanning, bush walking and the vast array of native wildlife including over 150 different bird species, kangaroos and koalas, wedge tails and wallabies in their natural habitat make Tocumwal a lovely place to holiday.

I would love to stay here longer too! There are many motels or self contained units, caravan parks with beautifully landscaped surrounds, pools, spas, tennis, or red gum forest.

The Australia Day long weekend features the Tocumwal Fishing Classic which sees up to 1000 participants.


Tocumwal (originally Tucumival), was named after an Aboriginal word meaning "deep hole" or "pit", and that it was the abode of a native spirit which was accustomed to flit from the river underground by a subterranean passage and bob up at the Blow Hole in the granite formation at the Rocks.

The "Blow Hole" in Tocumwal is the small outcrop of rocks which is near "The Rocks" area, north-east of Tocumwal and has been closely associated with the folklore of the area.

Now we will head onto Ned Kelly country in inland Australia, and visit the town of JERILDERIE

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  • Pros:Lots and lots to offer
  • In a nutshell:Come and stay for awhile!
  • Last visit to Tocumwal: May 2012
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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