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. (See our History page for more details)
The track passes through the towns of Yass, Wee Jasper and Albury and nearby the towns of Tumut, Talbingo and Tumbarumba offering a variety of topographies, vegetation types and land uses, as well as numerous points of historic interest. It has 17 primitive campsites, picnic facilities, numerous boardwalks and three major bridges over rivers.
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. See the Tracks and Walks page for an overview of the different access points.
Along the way you can expect to encounter wildlife such as Kangaroos, Wombats and Emus. The stunning landscape offers a myriad of photo opportunities so don’t forget to pack the camera! Fishing enthusiasts can try their luck in Blowering Dam with catch ranging from Murray Cod, Yellow Belly, Red Fin, Perch and Freshwater Lobster. Blowering Dam is also a popular spot for swimming, sailing, boating and water skiing.
IMPORTANT NOTE: There are often temporary closures on the track due to maintenance, operational works, seasonal conditions and extreme weather events. Please check local signage for advice. Due to the remote nature of some sections of the Hume and Hovell Walking Track, there may be unknown hazards such as landslips, trees and overgrown vegetation at any time. Walkers should exercise caution when using the track.