Here are just some of the local attractions Cooma has to offer. If you would like additional information on any of the attractions below, please feel free to ask the helpful staff. We have guides, maps and more.
Centennial Park Cooma
The lush green Centennial Park is in the centre of town and was originally designated a market square in 1849 by the white settlers of the town. The park's music shell was built in 1959 and provides a sheltered entertainment area. Also in the park is the Avenue of Flags, representing the 27 nations from which workers on the Snowy Mountains Scheme came. Centennial Park is also home to the Cooma-Monaro Time Walk
Nimmitabel Heritage Walk
The Heritage Walk explores the township and can be completed in an hour, or can be broken into 10 to 20 minute walks. The walk encompasses Geldmacher House - circa 1863, the Town Well, the Old Mill - circa 1872, the beautiful St Andrews Church, and many other interesting features and buildings.
Lambie Town Walk
Discover Cooma's rich history as you take this self-guided tour around some of Cooma's historic landmarks. You can walk, drive or bike, and maps are available from Cooma Visitor Information Centre. This five kilometre walk takes you through residential and natural areas of scenic and historic interest, and was designed and constructed by the Goulburn Lands Office in 1985 and named for Commissioner of Lands, John Lambie.
Mosaic Time Walk
The Cooma-Monaro Time Walk was a community project for the Bicentennial Year of 1988. Colour and design students of Cooma TAFE College created designs based on historical information supplied by Cooma-Monaro Historical Society.
Lake Eucumbene in the beautiful Snowy Mountains is located around 40 kilometres from Cooma at its closest point. It sits at an elevation of 1200 metres above sea level making it a pristine alpine lake. The closest town to Lake Eucumbene is Adaminaby. The dam construction was finished in 1958 creating the largest of the Snowy Scheme lakes. It holds around nine times the volume of water that Sydney Harbour does. This lake is one of the best fisheries in the Australian Highlands holding rainbow trout, brown trout and atlantic salmon,
The Mount Gladstone Lookout and Nature Reserve sits in 125 hectares of native bushland less than four kilometres from the edge of Cooma township, offering magnificent views across the Monaro Plains and to the peaks of the Snowy Mountains from the two easily accessible viewing platforms. There are toilets and barbecue facilities available along with car and coach parking.
Raglan Gallery And Culture Centre
he Raglan Gallery and Cultural Centre showcases work by the region's established and emerging artists, from painters to ceramicists, potters, sculptors, jewellers, craftspeople and artisans. Throughout the year the Raglan holds numerous prestigious exhibitions including those for NAIDOC, Student Artscape, the Gully Gang and the annual John Briscoe Awards competition.
Built in 1854 by James Hain, it was licensed as the Lord Raglan Inn. It was named after Lord Raglan who commanded in the Crimean War. It was also Cooma's first bank, a private hospital, a family home, and now an art gallery.
New South Wales Corrective Services Museum
Located between Cooma Court House and the Correctional Centre in Cooma, the Museum displays a collection of objects related to punishment and crime from the mid 19th century such as manacles and leg irons, convict and prisoner clothing, weapons and escape devices, photos and visual documentation. The museum provides an insight into the daily routine of jails from early days through to modern times. Minimum security inmates are the tour guides through the museum. Inmate arts and crafts are for sale along with Aboriginal art.
Snowy Mountains Hydro Discovery Centre
The Snowy Hydro Discovery Centre is a state of the art visitor facility showcasing the amazing story of the Snowy Mountains Scheme, from the early construction days to the role the Scheme plays today in the development of Australia. The centre houses a comprehensive exhibition hall that includes a photographic collection, models, exhibits, and interactive displays. The centre also has two theatres, souvenirs, maps, and a cafe.Type your paragraph here.