A lovely town in the beautiful Riverina region, Coolamon is enticing with its handmade cheeses, classic country pubs and beautiful heritage, including buildings and a rare system of carrying shoppers’ money. Nearby is Kindra State Forest, perfect for picnics, birdwatching and bushwalking.

Amble along Cowabbie Street and admire the heritage streetscape. Browse boutiques such as Treats and Treasures and stop at the Up-To-Date Store, a museum and gift store with the Ajanta Cafe and the Lamson cash railway system, the only ball-style cash carrier in the world in its original location.

'Up to date store' - Cultural and Learning Precinct - Coolamon

Retail stores once used them to carry money from the point of sale to the cashier and then the change and receipt back. Other attractions are the Coolamon Railway Station, the Coolamon RSL Memorial Museum and the Coolamon Cheese Factory, where you can taste handmade cheeses.

Accommodation options suit various budgets and include Coolamon Hotel, a country pub that has been serving the town since the 1880s. Enjoy scenic drives to the nearby villages of Ganmain, Ardlethan, Marrar, Matong and Beckom, where there are more wonderful heritage buildings.

Coolamon is only 30 minutes’ drive northwest of Wagga Wagga. The drive from Sydney or Melbourne to Coolamon is about five hours. You can also fly or take a train to Wagga Wagga and rent a car. A Saturday train service from Sydney stops in Coolamon in south-western NSW.


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