Things to See & Do

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.

See many of these on one of our heritage walks. There are galleries and wonderful examples of public art. There is a collection in the Cooma-Monaro Council Chambers, on the corner of Bombala and Commissioner Streets and be sure to visit of our local art galleries – the Raglan Gallery on Lambie Street and the Little Gallery in the Hain Centre.

If craft is your thing then a must is a visit to the Past Times Country Craft Centre, located just 3km from Cooma’s town centre, along the Snowy Mountains Highway. The Ye Olde Spinning Wheel in Sharp Street is also a great place to shop for craft supplies and finished products.

Use Cooma as a base to explore the fascinating Monaro Plains and its quaint villages, such as Dalgety and Nimmitabel. Drive through the spectacular Snowy Mountains and the Kosciusko National Park. Go back in time and visit the historic township of Kiandra. On your way experience the beauty of the Yarrangobilly Caves.

Within easy distance of Cooma are:

  • Adaminaby and Lake Eucumbene
  • Jindabyne  and Lake Jindabyne
  • Gaden Trout Hatchery
  • Mount Kosciusko
  • Thredbo – in the Kosciusko National Park and closest resort to Mt Kosciusko. It is opened year round.
  • Cabramurra, Khancoban, Talbingo and Kiandra
  • Yarrangobilly Caves

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