At 1488m above sea level its Australia's highest town

The original township of Cabramurra was constructed to house Scheme workers and their families.  The town 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.  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 newsagency, Australia Post outlet, limited Grocery Store  and souvenirs.

We are  open from 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday and 10am to 3pm on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays (please note that the coffee shop closes one hour earlier) and only closed Christmas Day.   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.


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 7 days a week which supplies premium unleaded and diesel fuel.

Cabramurra is located approximately 20kms 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.