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.