Tungamah is a beautiful farming community within the Moira Shire just 250 kilometers from Melbourne, an easy drive up the Hume Freeway. In recent years it has come to life as a place where you can camp creek side in our RV Friendly site with superb amenities, walk to the pub, wake up to a barista coffee from the convenience store and immerse yourself in the districts first silo art.
Food and drink lovers can sample the freshest natural produce available anywhere in the world along the Murray Farm Gate Trail with Farm Gates located all around the area, while nature lovers can explore the unique native flora and fauna of our woodlands, wetlands, lakes and rivers.
If wider exploring is something you desire we have a range of smaller towns and villages surrounding Tungamah that you can experience, take time to soak in real regional life and feel the country air, where the farmers, primary producers and families enjoy the relaxed lifestyle and community connection.
Top Tiny Tourism Town Nomination 2022
In 2022, Tungamah nominated for the Top Tiny Tourism Town award, click for the video. It is a credit to everyone in Tungamah that works together to advance tourism and welcome visitors from all over the world. With Tungamah being the near perfect case study of tourism desire from the community, business collaboration and volunteer groups focusing and coordinating their work for the benefit of visitors. Our genuine country hospitality and the welcome of the locals is the inspiration for so many to return to reconnect with new friends.
Typical Day In Tungamah
Visitors cross through Tungamah for a variety of reasons- including visiting Silo Art, buying handicrafts, football and netball matches, RV camping or even just heading to the local pub for a great feed and true country hospitality.
We have created a sample itinerary here for you to consider during your stay.
Silo Art by Sobrane Simcock
Tungamah has a connection to the wonderful Sobrane Simcock who has brought to life amazing art on our Silo and streetscapes. You can view a wonderful mini video here that features Sobrane. Silo Art is the signature of a visit to Tungamah and Sobrane Simcock took 8 days and 142 spray cans to bring our first creation to life. As you wonder the streets of Tungamah keep an eye out for Sobrane's works across the town!
RV Park Creekside at Tungamah, by the Tungamah Kickstart Committee
Creekside at the Lions Park the Tungamah Kickstart Committee proudly present the RV Park! Highly rated on WikiCamps and other RV camping websites there is a steaming hot shower in sparkling clean facilities waiting for you! On the banks of the Boosey Creek you can flick your rod in, and try your luck! There is plenty of space including tennis courts and a playground if you have kids.
There is a donation box if you would like to contribute to the volunteer group, any and all donations are welcome but not compulsory.
The history and colonial architecture of Tungamah is grand enough to deserve its own feature route: the Tungamah Heritage Walk. While the quiet life and fertile land draws 21st century locals to call this town home, Tungamah was once a bustling regional hub.
Visitor Information Point, Tungamah
Across Moira Shire there are over 20 visitor information points, with one of our flagship points located in Tungamah. Just 50 metres from the Silo Art is our wonderful visitor information centre, run by a volunteer group and stock with local goodies.
You can pick up information and support the local groups with a purchase of locally made souvenirs.
Where to Stay
- Free RV Park, Creekside in the Lions Park, Proudly operated by the Tungamah Kickstart Committee.
- Tungamah Hotel, recently renovated rooms above the traditional pub are available to book via phone.
- Holiday Home, Retreat 2 Tungamah a highly rated property located in the town of Tungamah
Just 9 minutes south of Tungamah is the small farming village of St James. The town is notable for being the location of the first general store owned and operated by G.J. Coles. Later shifting base to Melbourne, the Coles supermarket empire now rivals Woolworths as the biggest supermarket chain in Australia.
The pretty village is home to some lovely old buildings and a pub that is renowned for its friendly service and generous meals. The 9-hole St James golf course is fun to play, with classic rural sand “greens” and lovely long fairways shaded by giant gum trees.
Not to be missed in St James is the stunning 4-pronged silo art, with massive images featuring the people and history of the region.
Nearby Sun Country villages
After visiting Tungamah, further explore Moira Shire with a comprehensive list of where to stay. No matter where you make your base in Sun Country – whether it be Yarrawonga, Berrigan, Finley, Cobram Barooga or Tocumwal – a short drive in any direction will find you in an interesting village with a story to tell and sights to see.