Cootamundra

Discover the country charm and picturesque environment of Cootamundra, the birthplace of cricket legend Sir Donald Bradman in the beautiful Riverina region. Nature lovers will enjoy birdwatching trails and the bright yellow blooms of countless Cootamundra wattle in July and August.

Open seven days, Bradman’s Birthplace Museum is full of cricket memorabilia. In Jubilee Park is the Captains Walk, featuring 42 bronze sculptures of Australian Test cricket captains and Unaarimim, a famous Aboriginal cricketer who led the first Australian cricket team tour of England in 1868.

Bradman's Birthplace Memorabilia Museum, Cootamundra

The spectacular Milestones Sculptures in Parker Street pay tribute to some of Australia’s finest quality wheat grown in the district. At the Cootamundra Heritage Centre discover more about the area. For local handmade gifts, browse Cootamundra Art and Craft Centre and stop in at Khaya, a cafe, gift shop and gallery. 

A great base for exploring the Riverina, Cootamundra’s accommodation options include holiday cottages, motels, a converted church, a farmstay and a pub. You can even stay at Manorbier Vineyard and enjoy views of the vineyard and watch kangaroos graze in the paddocks early in the morning.

Captain's Walk, Cootamundra

In a convenient location, Cootamundra is a scenic road trip from from Sydney or Melbourne and is only two hours’ drive northwest of Canberra. You can take a train from Sydney or Melbourne or fly into Wagga Wagga’s airport and rent a car for the 70 minutes’ drive northeast to Cootamundra.

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  1. Denman Farmers Market

    Saturday 03 March 2018 to Saturday 07 April 2018 , Denman

    The Denman Farmers Market is a genuine producers market in the heart of the Hunter Valley, held on the first Saturday of the month. Located a short drive from Muswellbrook, Denman offers the best in local produce including wine, cheese, …

    03 Mar - 07 Apr
  2. Scone Horse Trials

    Event dates to be confirmed: March 2018 , Scone

    Since 1979 the Scone Horse Trials Inc. committee have hosted the Olympic Equestrian sport of Eventing at Broomfield near Scone. Two events are staged each year, in spring and autumn. In 2016, 2017 and 2018 the NSW State Eventing Champions…

    11 Mar
  3. Upper Hunter Regional Show

    Event dates to be confirmed: March 2018 , Muswellbrook

    The Upper Hunter Regional Show is held annually two weeks prior to Easter. It encourages inclusion from all schools in the area, as well as being a social hub for community interaction and volunteering. The show encourages social interac…

    17 Mar - 18 Mar
  4. Warbirds Over Scone

    Sunday 25 March 2018 , Scone

    Upper Hunter Shire Council in conjunction with Vintage Fighter Restorations, Scone Aero Club, Pay's Air Service and Paul Bennet Air Shows presents the return of Warbirds Over Scone. Come along and see iconic warbird flights and formations,…

    25 Mar
  5. Scone Horse Festival

    Friday 04 May 2018 to Sunday 13 May 2018 , Scone

    Scone is the Horse Capital of Australia and the Scone Horse Festival celebrates the place where horses reign and where each year many people from within the region and from far afield come to share the community's pride in the area and thei…

    04 May - 13 May