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Explore Cooma

Visitors to Cooma and the Monaro will find plenty to do. Our broad history has led to an abundance of beautiful buildings, and interesting monuments and memorials. There are parks and look-outs, and some great shopping opportunities, too.

  • Drive to the top of Mount Gladstone for sweeping views of the mountains and the Monaro Plains.
  • Browse through Cooma’s craft galleries and craft stores.
  • Go horse riding on the high plains.
  • Go fly-fishing for trout in the streams and lakes around Cooma.
  • The Lambie Town Walk will help you discover Cooma’s National Trust-classified sites including Victorian cottages, goal, courthouse and post office.

Don’t Miss

  • The gigantic Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme was built in the region.  It took 25 years to construct at a cost of $800 million. Today it is still the largest and most brilliantly designed multi-storage hydro system in the world and attracts visitors from all around the world.  Visit the Snowy Hydro Discovery Centre.
  • Cooma Corrective Services Museum. If you are curious about the rich penal history of NSW, the Corrective Services Museum in Cooma is the place to visit.
    1 Vagg Street, Cooma.
  • Cooma Visitors Centre. Open 7 days .
  • Cooma Monaro Railway, a 1924 rail motor that departs from Cooma’s historic railway station each weekend.



High Country Markets

  • October
    Snowy Mountains Trout Festival
    Lake Jindabyne & Eucumbene
    Apple Blossom Festival, Batlow
    Girder Fork Rally , Cooma
  • November
    Feast of Poetry
    Snowy Ride
    Motorfest (every 2 years , Cooma)
    Snowy River Festival, Snowy River Shire
    Sheep Dog Trials, Bredbo
    District Kennel Club Dog Show, Cooma
  • December
    NPWS Kosciuszko National Park
    Discovery Programme
    Cooma Picnic Races

Snowy Mountain Hydro Scheme

The Mountains:
Kosciusko National Park

Local Activities:
Cooma Monaro Railway
Eucumbene Trout Farm
Horse Trekking Rides
Cochran Family Horse Treks

Snow Shops:
Ski Co