Premier to tackle Tumbatrek again

NSW Premier, Barry O’Farrell, will participate in the annual Tumbatrek bushwalk through the Snowy Mountains on Saturday 1 February 2014, local MPs Michael McCormack and Greg Aplin have announced today. 

"I am very pleased the Premier is going to come back to Tumbarumba to participate in Tumbatrek," Mr Aplin said. 

"There was a very warm reception for the Premier last year and I am sure this visit will again showcase the best of the Tumbarumba Shire and the Snowy Mountains’ tourist attractions. 

This year’s walk will also feature a Federal Cabinet Minister, with Indigenous Affairs Minister, Senator Nigel Scullion, set to participate again. 

"In addition to the Premier, my Nationals’ colleague Nigel Scullion will also attend and take in the spectacular scenery along the Hume and Hovell Track," Mr McCormack said.

"I always look forward to this time of the year. Tumbatrek is a great event which draws national attention to the beauty of the Snowy Mountains and attracts greater tourism and interest in the area. 

Now in its fourth year since being resurrected by Mr McCormack, Tumbatrek is an annual bushwalk along the Hume and Hovell Track in the Snowy Mountains. The trek was first started by former Deputy Prime Minister and Nationals’ Leader, Tim Fischer, in 1985. 

Tumbatrek will take place on Saturday 1 February 2014. For further information, please contact Mr McCormack or Mr Aplin’s office.

Cristy Houghton