Birthplace of a legend

The greatest ever cricketer was born in Cootamundra. Discover more about Sir Donald Bradman at Bradman’s Birthplace Museum, which contains fascinating cricket memorabilia. Explore other heritage and art in this famous town and visit a boutique winery’s cellar door.

  • Bradman's Birthplace Museum, Cootamundra
  • Cootamundry Creek Vineyard, Cootamundra

About Cootamundra

Discover the country charm and picturesque environment of Cootamundra, the birthplace of cricket legend Sir Donald Bradman in the beautiful Riverina region. Nature lovers will enjoy birdwatching trails and the bright yellow blooms of countless Cootamundra wattle in July and August.

Open seven days, Bradman’s Birthplace Museum is full of cricket memorabilia. In Jubilee Park is the Captains Walk, featuring 42 bronze sculptures of Australian Test cricket captains and Unaarimim, a famous Aboriginal cricketer who led the first Australian cricket team tour of England in 1868.

Captains Walk, Cootamundra

The spectacular Milestones Sculptures in Parker Street pay tribute to some of Australia’s finest quality wheat grown in the district. At the Cootamundra Heritage Centre discover more about the area. For local handmade gifts, browse Cootamundra Art and Craft Centre and stop in at Khaya, a cafe, gift shop and gallery. Wine lovers can visit the cellar door at Cootamundry Creek Vineyard.

A great base for exploring the Riverina, Cootamundra’s accommodation options include holiday cottages, motels, a converted church, a farmstay and a pub. You can even stay at Manorbier Vineyard and enjoy views of the vineyard and watch kangaroos graze in the paddocks early in the morning.

Cootamundry Creek Vineyard, Cootamundra

In a convenient location, Cootamundra is a scenic road trip from from Sydney or Melbourne and is only two hours’ drive northwest of Canberra. You can take a train from Sydney or Melbourne or fly into Wagga Wagga’s airport and rent a car for the 70 minutes’ drive northeast to Cootamundra.

Fly into Narrandera-Leeton Airport

The Narrandera-Leeton Airport is located 10 km southwest from Narrandera’s town centre and 24 km northwest from Leeton’s city centre. Use the taxi services to make the short trips into these towns and explore the Riverina region. Alternatively, rent a car from the hire services available at the airport and explore the region at your own pace.

Regional Express operates regular direct flights to and from Sydney and Griffith. For other major Australian cities, connect via Sydney to travel into Narrandera and Leeton.


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