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Bombala is located 80 kilometres south of Cooma between the mountains and the South Coast. Settled in the 1840s for its rich grazing pastures, it is know for its fine wool, beef cattle, timber and lavender production.

Offering many outdoor activities, Bombala is famous for trout fly-fishing, mountain biking and bushwalking. Visit the Platypus Reserve and spot resident platypus in the streams. Or explore the Bondi State Forest and its 85 kilometres of mountain bike trails.

The South East Forest National Park is 20 kilometres from Bombala and provides access to scenic drives, great picnic areas, camping, lookouts, bushwalks and native flora and fauna. The production of lavender products is a thriving local industry including jams, soaps and oils.

Bombala: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Crankies Plain Bridge over Coolumbooka River

Crankies Plain Bridge over Coolumbooka River is of state significance. Completed in 1892, it is one of the seven McDonald timber truss road bridges remaining in New South Wales. Timber truss road bridges were extensively used in New South Wales because of the high quality of local hardwoods and the shortage of steel during the early decades of settlement of the state.

Spare a few minutes to admire Crankies Plain Bridge when visiting the Bombala area.

Main Road 91
Bombala, NSW, 2632

Located 0.0K from Bombala

Bombala Historic Railway

Bombala Historic Railway opened in 1921. It is a precast concrete building with a tin goods shed. The goods shed houses a small museum and lavender distilling plant. It also has a turntable and weighbridge. The precinct is 900 metres long. The line is known as the Goulburn Bombala line with Bombala the end of the line.

Mahratta Street
Bombala, NSW, 2632

Located 0.5K from Bombala

Bombala Platypus Reserve

Located 4.2 kilometres from Bombala on the Delegate Road, the Platypus Reserve is an ideal spot to see platypus. Early morning or late afternoon are the best times to see platypus.

The raised platform makes viewing easy for all age groups. Platypus can stay underwater for up to 14 minutes, but more commonly they will only remain under for between 60 to 90 seconds, so be patient and quiet when you are viewing this national treasure.

The on-site information board provides you with comprehensive details about the platypus.

The reserve is a great spot to sit and enjoy lunch or simply soak up the peace and quiet. Picnic tables are provided and there are two bird hides to allow you to really experience the bird life.

Delegate Road
Bombala, NSW, 2632

Located 3.3K from Bombala

Lavender House in Railway Park

The historic red brick building at Railway Park was once the convent for the sisters of St. Joseph. It now houses a beautiful array of locally produced lavender products, local historic information and tourist information.

Essential lavender oil distillations and talks can be arranged with prior notice.

A visit to Lavender House allows you the chance to soak up the history of the area and experience the delights of lavender.

Railway Park,
Monaro Highway
Bombala, NSW, 2632

Located 3.5K from Bombala

Cathcart Collectables

Cathcart Collectables is home to an amazing collection of Monaro history and memorabilia from the past through to the present. There are displays ranging from tractors and farm machinery to coins and bottle openers. The collection was established by Eileen and Bob Walder in 1998. The family has a great interest in trying to save local history from leaving the district and displaying the items of interest.

The museum is built on the site of the Federal Hotel and the family has also preserved the old post office and exchange which were located in what is now the front room of their home, next door to the museum. The business was closed in 1991 and it is also open to the public.

Come along and enjoy the history at Cathcart Collectables. Admission is by donation.

Eden Street
Cathcart, NSW, 2632

Located 15.6K from Bombala

Bombala: Events

Bombala Show

The Bombala Show is a truly traditional country show offering a unique experience for people of all ages and showcases the local regions produce and country hospitality.

This wonderful day and night event is jam-packed with attractions including traditional livestock exhibits and art and craft displays. The pavilion is brimming with homemade cakes, preserves, floral displays, paintings and needlework to name but a few.

Other great attractions include the Bombala show girl, yard dog trials, historic engineer and machinery displays and trade exhibits. The ring events are always well contested.

Event Dates
      18th Mar

Wellington Street
Bombala, NSW, 2632

Located 0.3K from Bombala

Bombala Bike Show

If you are a bike enthusiast then mark the date on your calendar as the 2016 Bombala Bike Show is the event not to be missed!

This is the 25th annual show and some great things are in the works. Keep an eye on the website as they will add events there once they are confirmed.

As always, the Show'n'Shine competition offers the chance for you to show off your beloved toy and maybe win one of the spectacular trophies and some cash prize money.

The burnout competition will be happening, as well as a tattoo competition. Live entertainment along with plenty of food and trade stalls on site.

Awesome online raffle to win a brand new black Indian Scout Sixty.

More information is on the website.

Event Dates
      19th Nov

Corner Wellington Street and Forbes Street
Bombala, NSW, 2632

Located 0.3K from Bombala

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