Australia's highest town at 1,488m above sea level

The original township of Cabramurra was constructed to house Scheme workers and their families, and was the base for the Tumut 1 and Tumut 2 Power Station projects during the 1950s and 60s. The town was modernised and rebuilt in the early 1970s and is still home to many Scheme workers. Β The public are welcome to travel to Cabramurra.

There is a general store located in the main complex that has a coffee shop serving coffee, refreshments and snack food, The store also contains a news agency, Australia Post outlet, limited grocery store and souvenirs.Β Also located in the main complex is an inspiring photographic collection. Take a look at the historic images of the Snowy Mountains Scheme’s construction and see what it was like to live in Cabramurra during those days.

Where: Cabramurra General Store, Murralin Road, Cabramurra

Open:Β Monday & Friday 9am - 5.30pm, Tuesday to Thursday 6.30am - 7pm

Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays 10am - 3pm

Note: the coffee shop closes one hour earlier.

Closed: Christmas Day


Also located in the main town complex is Bistro 1488. Enjoy a pub-style meal for lunch from 10pm to 2pm and dinner from 5pm to 8pm. Cabramurra has a self-serve petrol station that can be accessed 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week, which supplies premium unleaded and diesel fuel.

Cabramurra is located approximately 20km off the Snowy Mountains Highway. Why not take a drive up to the lookout for one of the best views in the mountains and of the township itself? The unique alpine-style architecture and streetscape will impress you. We apologise that no overnight accommodation is available to the public in Cabramurra.