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Cootamundra

Cootamundra has an elevation of 318m and is centrally located geographically in the South West Slopes of New South Wales - between Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. It is less than two hours drive from Canberra. Cootamundra is a corruption of the Aboriginal word 'Gooramundra' meaning turtles, swamp or low-lying. Cootamundra is home of the Cootamundra Wattle Acacia Baileyana which is probably the best known of all cultivated acacias. The Cootamundra Wattle is naturally restricted to the South Western Slopes of New South Wales and it is cultivated widely both in Australia and overseas. The Wattle Time Festival is held during the month of August each year.'Wattle Valley' on the Berthong Road, north of Cootamundra is a natural area where the wattles grow. Sir Donald Bradman was born at 89 Adams Street Cootamundra, (then a small private hospital) and lived at Yeo Yeo for the first few years of his life. Cootamundra was first settled in the 1830's. The town was built on what was originally a stock station called 'Cootamondra' owned by pioneer, John Hurley. By the 1860's settlement about the station had increased to such an extent that a certain amount of town planning was necessary. The town was surveyed as the 'village of Cootamundry' and the plan was approved in 1861. Cootamundra and district have always produced good beef, lamb, wool and rich crops of grain. Many of the older buildings remain, and are being sensitively restored, while in Cootamundra's Cooper St a whole avenue of century-old elm trees have been heritage listed. Since it's earliest days, the Cootamundra district has enjoyed prosperity from its natural environment, which even today supports a diverse mix of agricultural pursuits. The railway came through in 1877 encouraging the further growth of pastoral and related industries.

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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

Migurra Reserve


Take a Short walk through an ironbark and greybox woodland community at Migurra Reserve.

Co-funding for fencing, track construction,and erosion control came from the NSW state TCM enhancement program as well as the Natural Heritage Trust (NHT).

Activities at the reserve include bird watching, nature walks, Gardiners Lookout viewing place and picnic area.

Migurra Reserve is managed by Dudauman Frampton Landcare group volunteers.




Olympic Highway
Cootamundra, NSW, 2590

Located 13.3K from Cootamundra

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