Historic Country Guest House
Brigham House Accommodation Tooma operates out of the Historic “Tooma Store” Built in 1879.
My grandparents owned and operated the property as the Tooma General Store from 1949 through to 1969.
In those times local farming families and newly arrived soldier settlers relied heavily on the store for their everyday needs, both human and animal. I have fond memories as a child, of the store being the hub of the district.
Over the years the building has seen many changes. Possibly the most notable change occurred in the early 90’s when it was extensively remodelled and modernised to become “Possums Restaurant” and General store. It is these alterations which now make the building ideal as Country Guest House accomodation.
Having that historic link with the building, I am delighted to again have it back in the family fold and to be able to share the house, its history, and the delights of the district with our quests.
An all-inclusive Continental breakfast is supplied, and depending on the season we regularly complement the offering with locally grown produce as a treat for our guests
Free Wifi is included for all our guests.
Our rear garden offers a magical place to unwind with a drink come late afternoon. Relax on the veranda and watch the abundant local birdlife.
Your room will be spotless on your arrival. Fresh towels are available on request.
In-Room Dining Service
Other than breakfast, the Guest House is self-catering. We have a large fully equipped kitchen where you are welcome to prepare your meals. Or if you prefer, you can have a relaxing BBQ on the rear deck where there is an outdoor setting for 10.
If you don’t feel like cooking, you can pop next door to the Tooma Inn where counter meals are offered for lunch and dinner.
THINGS TO DO
Snow and Ski
The Snowy Mountains snow resorts offer something for everyone. Perisher is the largest resort with the most lifts, Thredbo has the longest run and a beautiful village, and Selwyn Snow Resort is a fun family resort and a great place to learn. Selwyn Snow Resort is just over an hours drive and Thredbo is only 2 hours away.
Snowy River Bush Festival
Visit Corryong in April for The Man from Snowy River Bush Festival. Watch a field of talented riders in the legendary The Man from Snowy River Challenge, wander the open-air market, and be entertained by storytellers, bands and folk singers.
White Water Rafting
Base your group at Tooma to enjoy “world class” white water rafting on the Upper Murray River - The source of the might Murray River. Book through Rafting Australia who conduct the tours.
Mount Elliot where the annual Corryong Cup is held, is just a 35 km drive from the Guest House. Anecdotally, the mountain offers some of the best hang gliding in Australia where 9000 agl is not uncommon. The valley system makes for spectacular flying and easy retrievals.
With breathtaking views, and the abundant flora and fauna native to the district, the Upper Murray is a photographer’s paradise.
Tooma – Southern Cloud Lookout - Paddy’s River Falls - Tumbarumba
This is a drive of around one hour return.
Paddy's River Falls
Paddy's River Flats
Southern Cloud lookout
Tooma Reserve (opposite the Guest House)
With cold and calm waters, the Snowy Mountains offers fantastic conditions for fishing.
Try your hand directly across the road from our B&B in the Tumbarumba Creek, or take a short stroll across the bridge on Tooma Road to Mannus Creek. The Tooma Reservoir and the Tooma River also offer fantastic fishing
Canoeing and Kayaking
The Districts Upper Murray, Murray and Indi Rivers offer magnificent adventures for the Kayaking/ Canoeing enthusiast. Get dropped off in the mountains, paddle for as long as you like and select from one of the many pick up points downstream on the Murray.
4 Wheel Driving
Take advantage of the many power line and access roads throughout the Maragle, Mannus and Green Hills State Forests, and get your 4-wheel vehicle doing what it was designed for. The scenery is breathtaking.
Mix with the kangaroos and glorious parrots on the picturesque Khancoban Course.
Walaregang, Walwa, Corryong and Tumbarumba also have great courses, so Tooma is the ideal spot to base yourself for a few days of relaxation on the course.
The Man from Snowy River
A short 25 minute drive,
Corryong is famous as the final resting place of Jack Riley, considered by many to be the inspiration for the hero in Banjo Paterson's poem The Man from Snowy River. Visit Jack Riley's grave at the Corryong Cemetery or learn more about the legend at The Man from Snowy River Folk Museum.
The annual Tumbarumba Rodeo happens on the first of January every year.
Trail Bike Riding
As for 4 Wheel Driving, the local state forests provide plenty of Off Road challenges for the trail bike enthusiast.
Just 15km to the Henry Angel Trackhead which is one of the set off points for the magnificent Hume & Hovel walking track. Why not treat yourself to a night or two of creature comfort before continuing your hike. With prior notice we can collect and deliver you to the track head.
Only 43km to Khancoban Dam (The last dam of the snowy Mountains Hydroelectric scheme) where you can enjoy hassle free water skiing from beginner to advanced. Never overcrowded. Take a picnic and enjoy the peace and serenity as you watch the sunset over the mountains.