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• The Alpine Way
• Bredbo Kosciuszko Road
• Kosciuszko National Park
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Situated in the southern highlands and part of the Alpine Way travel route for those visiting the snow, Cooma is the commercial and social hub of the Monaro Plains and Snowy Mountains region. The country town of Cooma is at the crossroad for many travellers, located within an hour of the ‘mountains’, Canberra and the coast.

It’s location means that you will get four distinct seasons from the warm to hot summer days and cool nights, clear autumn skies both day and night, frosty winter mornings with the occasional snow falls, and the colourful floral displays of spring.

The Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Authority was established in 1949, with workers from 27 nations working on the project, then the largest civil/electrical project undertaken in Australia. Today it remains the headquarters of the Snowy Mountains Scheme.

With it's varied history, Cooma has many interesting historic and cultural attractions. To explore Cooma’s heritage you can take the Lambie Town Walk, which begins in Centennial Park and takes in 10 km of township and scenic bushland.

The Heritage Rail Motor departs Cooma Railway Station to Bunyan and Chakola.

Items of historic interest include the Lord Raglan Inn, built during the Kiandra Gold Rush to accommodate travellers to the gold fields. The Mosaic Time Walk in Centennial Park depicts life in the Snowy Mountains from its origins through to the present time.

Other attractions include the International Avenue of Flags located in Centennial Park. The flags of the nations represent the men and women who worked on the Snowy Mountains Scheme. Visit the Aviation Pioneers Memorial, the Corey Memorial, the Old Gaol Museum and see a statue of the famous ‘Man from Snowy River’ as immortalised by Banjo Paterson.

In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

Information Centre Cooma Visitors Centre
119 Sharp Street
Ph: 02 6455 1745
Freecall: 1800 636 525

Cooma Distance

Distance to Cooma
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Cooma:
• Adaminaby 52
• Bega 111
• Berridale 34
• Braidwood 182
• Bredbo 39
• Canberra, ACT 112
• Eden 164
• Jindabyne 62
• Narooma 176
• Nimmitabel 37
• Numeralla 22
• Pambula 145
• Sydney 393
• Tathra 129
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
The Australian Automotive Motoring Associations also offer select access to travel trip planners.

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