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.
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.
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.