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Snowy River in Summer, photo Tourism NSW
Snowy River in Summer, photo Tourism NSW
Anglican Church in Cooma. Tourism NSW
Anglican Church in Cooma. Tourism NSW
Magnificent Heritage, Don Fuchs Tourism NSW
Magnificent Heritage, Don Fuchs Tourism NSW
Yarrangobily Caves near Cooma, Don Fuchs
Yarrangobily Caves near Cooma, Don Fuchs
Winter in Cooma, Snowman Building Territory
Winter in Cooma, Snowman Building Territory
Landscape, Cooma, photo Cooma Visitor Centre
Landscape, Cooma, photo Cooma Visitor Centre
Heritage Building,  Don Fuchs, Tourism NSW
Heritage Building, Don Fuchs, Tourism NSW
The Snowy Mountains River in Summertime
The Snowy Mountains River in Summertime

Cooma Information

Cooma in New South Wales is a town on the Snowy Mountains highway with a medium size population of about 7,000 people. The town is the headquarters of the Snowy River Mountains Scheme which is the largest hydroelectricity engineering project in Australia.

The town has been named the “Gateway to the Snowy Mountains” as many travellers and tourists stop here on their way to the snow fields during the winter season. Many people on their skiing holiday will arrive at the Cooma Snowy Mountains Airport which is located just 15 kilometres from town.

Cooma is also a very multi cultural town. When the Snowy Hydro scheme was established, workers from all over the world came to work on the engineering project. Today there are 27 flags erected in honour of the different nationalities who worked together collectively on the Hydroelectricity project.

There are many heritage listed buildings in Cooma for you to discover. One such example is the Anglican Church in the town centre which has amazing architecture. The Mosaic Time Walk in Centennial Park is another must see and experience adventure. The time walk highlights the history and life in the Snowy Mountains to present.

Banjo Paterson a great Australian bush poet wrote Australia’s most famous poem near Cooma titled “The Man from Snowy Mountains”. In light of the fame and publicity he created there is a statute in town to honour the man whom inspired Banjo Paterson’s poem.

A fantastic activity not to miss is riding the Cooma Monaro Railway. The station is located in Bradley Street and it operates all year round with the exception of Christmas day. The train is even available for party hire so if you are travelling in a group it is the perfect way to discover the wonderful picturesque countryside of Cooma.

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The Nearby Snowy Mountains is Australian Snow Action Capital of New South Wales
The Nearby Snowy Mountains is Australian Snow Action Capital of New South Wales
Beautiful Anglican Church Architecture. Photo Don Fuchs, Tourism New South Wales
Beautiful Anglican Church Architecture. Photo Don Fuchs, Tourism New South Wales