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Rock Flat: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Cooma Monaro Railway


Train rides have been suspended until further notice, however there is signage available for a self-guided walk around the railway precinct.

Cooma Railway Station was opened in 1889. Rail services to Cooma ceased in 1988. Visitors can still experience the nostalgia of rail travel on a 1924 rail motor. The rail motor departs the historic railway station each weekend (days and times vary seasonally and depend on school holiday periods), and travels north to Bunyan or further north to Chakola.






Cooma Railway Station,
Bradley Street
Cooma, NSW, 2630

Located 14.2K from Rock Flat

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 14.7K from Rock Flat

Monaro Art Groups Little Gallery


The Little Gallery is operated by the Monaro Art Group and has on display paintings, photographs, crafts and sculptures by talented local artists and craftsmen. All items displayed are available for purchase.

Good parking is available and there are toilets, bakery and shops within the Hain Centre. Wheelchair access is available from the car park and street.




Hain Centre,
Sharp Street
Cooma, NSW, 2630

Located 14.7K from Rock Flat

Lambie Town Walk


Discover Cooma's rich history as you take this self-guided tour around some of Cooma's historic landmarks. You can walk, drive or bike, and maps are available from Cooma Visitor Information Centre.

This five kilometre walk takes you through residential and natural areas of scenic and historic interest, and was designed and constructed by the Goulburn Lands Office in 1985 and named for Commissioner of Lands, John Lambie.

The walk includes three Heritage Areas recognised by the National Trust: The Court House precinct, built in the 1860s, Lambie Street, the first commercial centre of Cooma and Church Hill, with examples of nineteenth and twentieth century religious and educational buildings.

Also included in the walk are Centennial Park, Cenotaph, Cooma Gaol and the Southern Cloud Memorial Park.







Centennial Park,
Sharp Street
Cooma, NSW, 2630

Located 14.7K from Rock Flat

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 14.7K from Rock Flat

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 14.8K from Rock Flat

Southern Cloud Memorial


The Southern Cloud Memorial is dedicated to the airliner 'Southern Cloud', which was Australia's greatest air mystery. On March 21, 1931 the three engine aeroplane disappeared without a trace on a flight from Sydney to Melbourne. It was Australia's first big civil airline disaster.

The mystery was finally solved 27 years later during the Snowy Mountains Hydro Scheme construction. On October 26, 1958, Tom Sonter a carpenter left his camp 15 miles from Happy Jacks and came upon rusted metal. The riddle of the Southern Cloud had been solved. The Southern Cloud lay on the South West side of the densely timbered mountain ridge of the now Kosciuszko National Park.

The Memorial is made of concrete wings 40 feet across that soar from the blunt apex of a triangle. A grill encloses the face of the memorial and the recovered engine parts of the Southern Cloud and other historic relics.




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

Located 14.8K from Rock Flat

Rock Flat: Events

Cooma Show


Welcome to the Snowy Hydro Cooma Show. This year, as usual, there will be great events to entertain the whole family.

In the main arena show jumping, horse ring events, yard dog trials, tree felling, woodchop, tug of war will be held, and there will also be a variety of performers on hand to keep you entertained; and of course the Animal and Produce Pavilions will be open with great displays.


Event Dates
2017
      11th Mar


Cromwell Street
Cooma, NSW, 2630

Located 14.2K from Rock Flat

Cooma Rodeo




Cooma Rural Australiana Championships Rodeo is an Australian Bushmen's Campdraft and Rodeo Association (ABCRA) affiliated rodeo. The event takes place in the rodeo arena at the Cooma Showground from 2pm, and will provide great spectator viewing.

Exciting events will include: Open Bronc Ride, Open Bull Ride, Open Bare Back, Steer Wrestling, Calf Roping and Ladies Barrel Race.




Cromwell Street
Cooma, NSW, 2630

Located 14.4K from Rock Flat

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
2016
      5th Nov


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

Located 14.8K from Rock Flat

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