A place for all reasons
Cooma is perfectly placed to provide fun for all seasons. From its local parks, creeks and rivers to great shopping and its close proximity to the recreational playground that is the Snowy Mountains, Cooma has something to suit all sensibilities. Be sure to stop by the Cooma Visitors Centre for inspiration to match your interests.
Set among the rolling Monaro Plains, Cooma is the largest town in the Snowy Mountains. Other towns in the area include Adaminaby, Bredbo, Nimmitabel and Michelago, where there are plenty of accommodation and restaurant options.
As you drive towards Jindabyne, enjoy the beautiful snow-capped peaks in the distance. Consider taking a detour to the top of Mount Gladstone to admire sweeping views of the mountains and the Monaro Plains. Horseriding and fly fishing for trout in the area are favourite activities.
Make sure you visit the Snowy Hydro Discovery Centre. The centre provides insight into the incredible story behind the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme, the biggest civil-engineering project ever undertaken in Australia. More than 100,000 people from over 30 countries were employed in the region on a project that lasted from 1949 until 1974.
Tours include the Lambie Town Walk, a 5-km self-guided route through Cooma's heritage sites, including Victorian cottages, the Cooma Gaol, the courthouse and the post office.
Sunday 24 May 2015 to Sunday 24 January 2016
Bredbo CWA Village Markets Bredbo CWA Village Markets are held
Machinery along the Snowy Mountains Highway. Image Don Fuchs
Hydroelectric dam on the Alpine Way. Image Don Fuchs
Anglican Church in Cooma. Image Don Fuchs
Lake Williams at dusk.
Buckley's Shack on Springfield Road, Nimmitabel.
Old Flour Mill in Nimmitabel. Image Comma Visitors Centre
Gooandra Alpine Cottages in Summer. Image Cooma Visitors Centre
Boat on Lake Eucumbene
Murrumbidgee river and countryside north of Adaminaby. Image Cooma Visitors Centre
Lavender House and Visitors Centre in Winter, Bombala. Image Bombala Council
Early Settlers Hut in Bombala. Image Bombala Council
Canoeing at Bombala Platypus Reserve. Image Bombala Council
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