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Cootamundra is a thriving, lively Shire set within a natural environment. It is a community with a heart based on its country values, its sense of belonging, its spirit and the warmth and friendliness of its people. Cootamundra Shire, consisting of Cootamundra and the villages of Stockinbingal and Wallendbeen, has a combined population of around 7,500 people who have chosen to live there because of the community spirit, the affordable lifestyle, the natural setting, the different choices of rural, residential, village or town living, the retail, health, education and cultural services, the prosperous economy and easy access to Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, the mountains, the outback and the coast.

Come and experience life the way it is meant to be lived. Come to Coota.

Cootamundra is the birthplace of cricket's greatest batsman, Sir Donald Bradman.

Cootamundra

Cootamundra: Where To Go / Sightseeing

The Arts Centre Cootamundra


The Arts Centre Cootamundra is a community built, organised and controlled arts facility.

It exists to provide a venue and facilities for Arts activities in the Cootamundra Shire. It supports local artists and performers in their artistic careers; it contributes to the cultural development of the Shire and expands the depth and breadth of recreational activities available. The Arts Centre attracts visitors, new residents and investment to the area with top class Arts facilities and programming.

The arts activities include exhibitions, live music performances, plays, cabaret, movies and workshops.

The Tin Shed Theatre, opened in 2011, is the flagship venue of The Arts Centre and hosts world class performances.

Check their website for 'What's On' and plan a visit to The Arts Centre when you are visiting Cootamundra.




18 - 20 Wallendoon Street
Cootamundra, NSW, 2590

Located 0.4K from Cootamundra

The Khaya


The Khaya, which translates to 'home' in Zulu, is a boutique style coffee shop, gift store and gallery that regularly hosts exhibitions from local artists and students. They serve delicious light meals, along with homemade cakes and slices.

Established in 2011, owner and manager Yolanda Scholtz, holds a passion for culture, coffee and all things African. When initialising The Khaya concept, Yolanda wanted to create something unique and worldly in Cootamundra. She wanted to create an atmosphere that spoke another language to customers through African offerings. The African inspired design, food and culturally diverse artworks displayed in a gallery style around the premises, promise to take you on a truly enchanting journey.





16 Wallendoon Street
Cootamundra, NSW, 2590

Located 0.4K from Cootamundra

Cootamundra Bird Walk


The Cootamundra Bird Walk aim is to improve the health of the Muttama creek and remove exotics and plant native species to encourage wildlife such as birds, water creature, and butterflies.

History - in 2003 the Muttama Creek Regeneration Group was formed. In 2010 two corrugated structures (galah and kangaroo) were positioned near the John Rees bridge in Wallendoon Street. In 2011, Cootamundra's men's shed placed bird sculptures connected to Cootamundra.

Some of the wild life structures to be seen entering from Mackay Street are the Goanna, Ringtail Possum, Superb Parrot, Boobook Owl, Brolga, Rainbow Bee-eater, Tawny Frogmouth, Pied Currawong, Eastern Rosella, Azure Kingfisher and the Blue Faced Honey Eater.




Mackay Street
Cootamundra, NSW, 2590

Located 0.4K from Cootamundra

Captains Walk


Unique to Cootamundra, the Captains Walk features 42 bronze sculptures of Australian Test Cricket Captains, along with Unaarrimim the leading Aboriginal player in the first Australian cricket team to tour England in 1868.

Cootamundra has strong connections with two Australian test cricket captains, being the birthplace of Sir Donald Bradman and a former home of Bill Murdoch. Their careers led to a special interest in cricket among the people of Cootamundra, which still prevails, with Cootamundra boasting nine cricket ovals with three turf wickets.





Jubilee Park,
Wallendoon Street
Cootamundra, NSW, 2590

Located 0.4K from Cootamundra

Cootamundra Art and Craft Centre


The Cootamundra Art and Craft Centre offers top quality locally handmade items for sale.

There is a weekly gathering of a craft group on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday - coming together for quilting, sewing, knitting, crochet, and chatting!

Look inside the shop where you can find something to buy for all ages and occasions. Items are very reasonably priced in a fantastic local heritage building - the old station masters residence.




Cootamundra Railway complex,
Hovell Street
Cootamundra, NSW, 2590

Located 0.5K from Cootamundra

Cootamundra Heritage Centre


The Heritage Centre (former Railway Barracks Railway Complex) houses an eclectic display of historical items relevant to Cootamundra and district in a large main gallery (former dining room), kitchen and 14 smaller galleries.

In these galleries are items like a locally built motorcycle from 1912, Henry Tie's eagle, a completely furnished barracks bedroom, a wall of remembrance, aboriginal display, and tribute to Cootamundra Jazz Band.

Entry by donation. Disabled access available.




Railway Complex,
Hovel Street
Cootamundra, NSW, 2590

Located 0.5K from Cootamundra

Milestones Sculptures in Cootamundra


Milestones Sculptures are located in Parker Street in Cootamundra and pay tribute to the significance of the wheat industry in the Cootamundra and Wallendbeen areas.

It is an area that has seen some of the nation's finest high quality award winning wheat crops.

The project grew out of a major community achievement that transformed the site using the "milestone" concept. The concept, which refers to the previous mile posts that were used to mark out distances between small villages and country towns in earlier days.

In summary hundred's of people have been involved in the activities of the milestone sculpture project. The dedication and commitment of the youth and families in the district ensured the success of the milestone sculptures project.

The sculptures are made from cast concrete and use patterns that represent wheat stalks cut from compressed fibrous cement, painted in the soft colour of wheat.




Corner Parker Street and Morris Street
Cootamundra, NSW, 2590

Located 0.7K from Cootamundra

Bradmans Birthplace Museum Cootamundra


Granny Scholz, the mid-wife who delivered "The greatest batsman the world has ever known" Sir Donald Bradman on 27 August 1908, operated a small private hospital in the front room of the building at 89 Adams Street.

The birthplace has been restored by Cootamundra Council. Sir Donald Bradman is an Australian sporting hero and his achievements on the cricket field from 1928 to 1948 are still among the world's best. He's the only Australian ever knighted for services to cricket.

Cricket memorabilia on Sir Don and local Cootamundra teams are on display. Bradman lived at Yeo Yeo, between Cootamundra and Stockinbingal for the first few years of his life. Sir Donalds' grandparents are buried in Cootamundra Cemetery, Charles died in 1907 and Elizabeth in 1924.




89 Adams Street
Cootamundra, NSW, 2590

Located 1.0K from Cootamundra

Cootamundra: Events

Blokes and Sheila's Poker Run


The Cootamundra Nursing Home will host the third annual Blokes and Sheila's Poker Run.

This fun and unique event sees motorcycle riders, pillion passengers, and motorists follow a set route around the region.

Starting at the Family Hotel for registration and first card draw in the Poker run, the participants make their way through the Nursing Home grounds, to the delight of residents and staff as they gather to wave the convey of motorcycles off to the next destination.

Lunch is at another secret location, and the third stop is always Wallendbeen Hotel, who are major supporters of the event.

The riders and followers make their way to Cootamundra Ex Services Club for a night of entertainments with presentations of poker hand winners, unpredictable prizes and top music by Voodoo Shuffle.

Photos of the days frivolities and individual antics are also displayed throughout the night.




The Family Hotel,
Hovell Street
Cootamundra, NSW, 2590

Located 0.5K from Cootamundra

Tubby's Ride and Family Day


Tubby's Ride and Family Day is an event to recognise and appreciate the overwhelming support of the Cancer Council.

The ride will start from two locations: Queanbeyan and Cootamundra, with other riders joining in on along the way.

Features include: barbecue lunch, coffee van, jumping castle, face painting, kids activity table, fire engine on display, raffles, car and motorcycle display, fund raising merchandise.

A Fund Raising Buffet dinner will be available at the Country Club from 6pm.




Hurley Street
Cootamundra, NSW, 2590

Located 1.1K from Cootamundra

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