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Cooma North: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Snowy Mountains Hydro Discovery Centre

The Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme is one of the engineering wonders of the modern world. With seven power stations - two of which are underground, 16 major dams, and over 140 kilometres of trans-mountain tunnels, it is a symbol of Australian endeavour at its best.

The Snowy Hydro Discovery Centre is a state of the art visitor facility showcasing the amazing story of the Snowy Mountains Scheme, from the early construction days to the role the Scheme plays today in the development of Australia.

The centre houses a comprehensive exhibition hall that includes a photographic collection, models, exhibits, and interactive displays. The centre also has two theatres, souvenirs, maps, and a cafe.

Monaro Highway
Cooma, NSW, 2630

Located 0.3K from Cooma North

Cooma Little Theatre

Cooma Little Theatre (CLT) was founded in 1955 and has been active in the Monaro region as a community group since then.

Each year Cooma Little Theatre mounts a least four of its own high quality productions. These include a range of performance genres - comedy, drama, variety show and even pantomime.

In addition, Cooma Little Theatre act as a host venue for performances by touring professional companies such as the 'Railway Street Theatre and professional groups like the a capella ensemble 'the Idea of North'. This delivery of high quality art and culture has continued in an unbroken stream since operations began in 1955.

Cooma Little Theatre is a non-profit community theatre which provides arts and culture (live drama, comedy, dance, musicals and dinner theatre), It is the only live theatre in the region and also hosts touring productions. Its self-sustained survival for over 60 continuous years proves wide community support from both the larger towns and the small communities.

The next production is Sleeping Beauty (a pantomime), opening October 2016 and conducting eight performances over three weekends.

Monaro Avenue
Cooma, NSW, 2630

Located 0.5K from Cooma North

Tadeusz Kosciuszko Monument

The Tadeusz Kosciuszko Monument is located at the northern entrance to Cooma and was a bicentennial gift from the Federal Council of Polish Associations in Australia to the town. The monument commemorates the discovery of Mount Kosciuszko, and the contribution of Polish settlers to the Snowy Mountains Scheme. There is an information turnout, coach and car parking available.

Monaro Highway,
Information Turnout
Cooma, NSW, 2630

Located 0.6K from Cooma North

Monaro Woodworks

Monaro Woodworks is located in Cooma on Sharp Street in the Snowstop village next to subway.

They are a collective of artists selling hand made goods.

They have over 40 local artists displaying a wide range of Arts and crafts and Metal sculpture.

They mainly have wood work, furniture, toys, puzzles, bowls, routed timber signs, pens, chopping boards, coat racks, kitchen utensils, wood sculpture, candle holders, bush furniture, band saw boxes, turned items.

Other items include hand made knives, blacksmith, stoneware, pottery, candles, prints, rocking horses.

They also have large timber slabs for bars, counters ,bench tops red gum, black wood, redwood, etc.

They have over 30 different types of recycled timbers some well over 100 years old for all your craft needs.

They have turning blanks, pen blanks, box making timbers, burls, knife scales.

The artists include Black smiths, Woodworkers, Cabinet makers, Metal sculptural artists, Potters, Carvers, Painters, Box makers, Photographers, Members of the men's shed, Toy makers, Metal fabricators and many others.

Check out their Facebook page.

42 Sharp Street,
Shop 5 Snowstop village
Cooma, NSW, 2630

Located 1.5K from Cooma North

Centennial Park at Cooma

The lush green Centennial Park is in the centre of town and was originally designated a market square in 1849 by the white settlers of the town. The park's music shell was built in 1959 and provides a sheltered entertainment area. Also in the park is the Avenue of Flags, representing the 27 nations from which workers on the Snowy Mountains Scheme came.

Centennial Park is also home to the Cooma-Monaro Time Walk, a series of mosaics depicting the history of the Monaro. The mosaics were created by local artist Chris Graham and students at the local TAFE College in 1988 (Australia's Bicentennial Year).

Shaded trees and picnic benches make it a lovely spot to take a break during your trip.

Sharp Street,
Corner of Bombala Street
Cooma, NSW, 2630

Located 1.7K from Cooma North

New South Wales Corrective Services Museum

Are you curious about the rich penal history of NSW? Then the Corrective Services Museum in Cooma is just the place for you to visit.

Located between Cooma Court House and the Correctional Centre in Cooma, the Museum displays a collection of objects related to punishment and crime from the mid 19th century such as manacles and leg irons, convict and prisoner clothing, weapons and escape devices, photos and visual documentation.

The museum provides an insight into the daily routine of jails from early days through to modern times.

Minimum security inmates are the tour guides through the museum.

Inmate arts and crafts are for sale along with Aboriginal art.

1 Vagg Street
Cooma, NSW, 2630

Located 1.7K from Cooma North

Mosaic Time Walk

The Cooma-Monaro Time Walk was a community project for the Bicentennial Year of 1988. Colour and design students of Cooma TAFE College created designs based on historical information supplied by Cooma-Monaro Historical Society. Many businesses, community groups and individuals assisted in this project.

The events represented in the mosaics include Monaro Aboriginals, the discovery of the Monaro by European settlers, the early squatters, law and order, Mount Kosciuszko, inns and accommodation, religion, health services, mining, business, transport, Nimmitabel, education, bush rangers, building, forestry, sheep, wool, cattle, snow sports, Dalgety-Berridale, mountain horses, Wragg's observatory, pastoral and agricultural pursuits, trout fishing, Adaminaby, Jindabyne, local government, the Snowy River march, mountain life style, communications, Michelago/Bredbo, armed services, tourism, Kosciuszko National Park, the Snowy Mountains Scheme, pioneer women and other organisations.

Centennial Park
Cooma, NSW, 2630

Located 1.8K from Cooma North

Cooma North: Events

Cooma Cats AFC Gala Day

Cooma Cats Gala Day is a Pre-Season Australian Football Carnival for Teams from Southern NSW and Victoria. It is an annual event featuring Seniors, Master, Females and Junior teams. Held in Cooma at the home of the Cooma Cats AFC - Snowy Oval. Also held at Nijong Oval, and Cooma Showground.

For more details, please visit the web site.

Event Dates
      18th Mar

Yarra Street
Cooma, NSW, 2630

Located 0.7K from Cooma North

Australian National Busking Championships

The Australian National Busking Championships (ANBC) is now in it's fourth year. The event is held in the picturesque town of Cooma, gateway to the Snowy Mountains in Southern NSW.

The ANBC is a different sort of music festival for Australia. The ANBC is a celebration of all styles of music because the Buskers who perform bring a huge variety of music to the event.

Pre-registered Buskers are assigned special locations (Busking Hot Spots) at various times around the Central Business District of Cooma. Judges roaming throughout the day select a number of Buskers to perform at the finals concert held in Centennial Park later that afternoon.

Battle rounds are held and the judges and audience make their final decision on the winners.

Event Dates
      5th Nov

121 Sharp Street,
Centennial Park and Sharp Street
Cooma, NSW, 2630

Located 1.8K from Cooma North

Cooma North: Travel Tips

Cooma Visitor Information Centre

The Cooma Visitors Centre provides up to date local information on attractions, activities, roads and snow conditions, accommodation, events, dining, and history for the Cooma Monaro Shire and Snowy Regions.

Contact the professional and friendly staff, who can assist with booking accommodation, sell fishing licenses and national park passes, help you research your genealogy, or provide you with all the latest information on what to see and do.

A Level One Accredited Visitor Information Centre, open daily for all enquiries.

For a free information pack on the Cooma region please call or email the centre.

Relax, unwind and enjoy.

119 Sharp Street
Cooma, NSW, 2630

Located 1.7K from Cooma North

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