Nature in Bombala
Bombala is a pretty southern Monaro district town on the shores of the Bombala River. It features rolling pastures and dense native forests.
Bombala, 80 km south of Cooma, is a picturesque town that is known for its fine wool, beef cattle, timber and lavender production. If you enjoy fresh country air and outdoor activities, you'll find plenty of things to do around Bombala - mountain bike trails and fly fishing for trout are very popular pastimes here. Horseriding, bushwalking and spotting resdient paltypus in local streams is also a highlight.
The South East Forest National Park is a 20-kilometre drive from Bombala with access from the Bucky Springs Road. Scenic drives provide access to some great picnic areas at Six Mile Creek, White Rock River, Big Jack and Myanba Creek. Car-based camping is also allowed at various locations and, from lookouts and viewing platforms in the park, you'll see beautiful old-growth forests, swamps, fern-filled gullies and waterfalls. There are several great walks that you should try - the Swamp Walk around Nunnock Swamp and the Heritage Walk.
Wednesday 17 September to Wednesday 30 December 2015
Arakoon bushcare group The fragile coastal dune system of
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