Cooma is one of the most multi-cultural rural town in Australia.
Originally settled in 1823, it is the largest town in the Snowy Mountains and remains the headquarters of Snowy Hydro Limited.
The Mosaic Time Walk in Centennial Park depicts life in the Snowy Mountains from its origins through to the present time – a truly magnificent achievement that is testimony to Australia’s pioneering spirit.
The International Avenue of Flags also located in the park contains the flags of the nations represented by the men and women who worked on the Snowy Mountains Scheme. A statue of the famous ‘Man from Snowy River’ immortalises Banjo Paterson’s mountain man.
Other “Must See” attractions in Cooma include:
- The Snowy Hydro Discovery Centre
- NSW Correctional Centre Museum, next to Cooma Gaol on Vale Street
- Cooma Monaro Railway, on Bradley Street
- Raglan Gallery and Cultural Centre, on Lambie Steet
- Little Gallery in the Hain Centre
- Mt Gladstone, 3.5kms from Cooma, off the Snowy Mountains Highway
- Nanny Goat Hill, off Massie Street
- The Past Times Country Craft Centre, 3kms south of Cooma on the Snowy Mountains Highway.
Further information contact the Cooma Visitors Centre on 02 6450 1742, or visit www.visitcooma.com.au.