Arts, culture and heritage in Cootamundra
Visit the Sir Donald Bradman Birthplace Museum, a restored cottage filled with fascinating cricketing memorabilia. You'll also find former cricketing captains cast in bronze along the Captain's Walk at Jubilee Park.
Cootamundra is the birthplace of cricket's greatest batsman, Sir Donald Bradman. This prosperous rural town surrounded by crops of canola is 380 km south-west of Sydney. It's popular with nature lovers who travel to see the extravagant blooming of countless Cootamundra wattle trees in July and August.
While in Cootamundra, you can play a round of golf at the oldest country course in NSW or enjoy the birdlife and natural habitat of Pioneer Park. Don't miss the spectacular Milestone Sculptures around town that celebrate Cootamundra's claim to produce some of the nation's finest quality wheat crops.
Extend your travels in Country NSW by exploring the wider Wagga Wagga area. There is much to see in towns like Junee, Gundagai and Lockhart, including heritage locations, natural attractions and the famous Riverina food and wine. Don't miss the Riverina unWINEd event, which takes place over the June long weekend.
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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.
Paddock near Cootamundra. Image Paul Foley
Cricketer Sir Donald Bradman's Birthplace, Cootamundra. Image Riverina Tourism
The Captains Walk in Cootamundra features busts of every Australian Cricket Captain. Image Paul Foley