Coolac Accommodation, Hotels, Tours & Information

Refine Search

To select multiple items, Ctrl-Click (or Cmd-Click on Mac)





Places nearby Coolac

Coolac

Coolac, originally home to the Wirradjuri People, was first settled by Europeans in the 1830's. There are a number of buildings, created between 1850 to 1880 from the local stone, still standing in the village, including the three original hotels known as the Beehive, Coolac and Junction hotels, the police station, and two churches, St Judes Anglican and St Peters Catholic. Until 1982, a level-crossing railway line crossed the Hume Highway just near St Judes. The Murrumbidgee River is joined by the Tumut River and the Muttama Creek, which wends its way from Cootamundra, not far from the current Hume Highway. Situated some 'nine miles from Gundagai', it is arguable that the bank of the Muttama Creek at Coolac was the original site of the 'legendary' Dog on the Tuckerbox tale, as opposed to those who argue for the 'five mile' theory. Coolac produces quality beef, lamb and cereal products. In the early days of settlement a minor gold rush was experienced. It is reputed that some 900 miners were camped on the hill not far from the present hotel, which also had a producing vineyard nearby. Some minor minerals and semi-precious stones have been found in the area. These days the region boasts Australia's largest apple orchard and the champion racehorse, Tie The Knot, grazes not far away The school was established in 1872 of local stone, with the present weatherboard structure erected in the 1920s, closing permanently in 1980. It is now the venue for the annual Coolac Festival Of Fun which offers a program of outdoor concerts by some of Australia's leading performers, along with the well-known Bald Archy Prize, and a grand dinner celebrating the regions best wine and food.

Coolac: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Train Stop Antiques


Come enjoy a hearty breakfast/lunch at the Train Stop Antique Cafe over the road from the Dog on the Tuckerbox. Quaint antiques fill three carriages (two largely converted) and rustic garden items outside are a welcome distraction and break from the Highway . The hearty and fresh menu offers gluten free. Call in and see this unique little cafe.




Annie Pyers Drive
Gundagai, NSW, 2722

Located 13.3K from Coolac

Jugiong Pool


The Jugiong Pool is located in the heart of the village. The pool is open seasonally from October until February and offers residents and visitors the opportunity to cool down on hot summer's days.
The pool is located in a quiet shady area close to Jugiong's major attractions and RV camp ground.




Riverside Drive
Jugiong, NSW, 2726

Located 15.3K from Coolac

Curators Collective


With a styling career spanning over 11 years - fashion and interior styling has been a life long love and passion for curator and stylist Carlie Oates.

Working along side renowned photographers, artists and designers at her realm as Senior Fashion Editor at Sunday Magazine - the love of editing only the best was refined.

After travelling the world for her styling career, Carlie found home in the beautiful country town of Jugiong.

Bringing her experience of fashion, celebrity and interior knowledge from the industry - Curators Collective is her personal edit of furniture, homewares and fashion from a trained stylists eye.




Jugiong Road,
3-4
Jugiong, NSW, 2726

Located 15.8K from Coolac

Coolac: Events

Gundagai Rodeo


The Gundagai Rodeo is a premier event on the national rodeo circuit, being held at the Gundagai Rodeo Grounds on O.I. Bell Drive.

As the final event on the ABCRA calendar, competition is fierce for those last national championship points, and the nation's top cowboys and cowgirls will all be in town as part of their quest for a coveted national title. Spectacular action is guaranteed, from the finals of the blue-ribbon Open Bull Ride under lights in the main arena, down to the aspiring young cowboys in the Poddy Ride.

See Australia's best cowgirls 'turn and burn' in the Barrel Race and experience all the thrills and spills of the Rope and Tie and Steer Wrestling finals.

Enjoy the live entertainment later in the evening after the events have been completed. With full bar and canteen facilities available.


Event Dates
2019
      30th Nov


O I Bell Drive
Gundagai, NSW, 2722

Located 6.6K from Coolac

Wired Open Labs: Wine Appreciation - Cold Climate Wines


Now in its third year, the 2019 Wired Open Labs workshop series continues to engage outstanding Australian artists and artisans who provide unique experiences to suit every creative appetite.

Offered throughout the Eastern Riverina and South West Slopes these workshops cater to beginners through to experienced artists.

Bookings are essential with places filling fast.

In this fun and convivial two hour workshop you will learn from In this two hour workshop you will learn from Richard Cottam, vigneron and viticulturist, Mount Tumbarumba Vineyard.

All materials provided.
Introductory class suitable for anyone with an interest in wine.
Class includes a cheese platter and a range of speciality wines to taste.
Jugiong Wine Cellar will also offer one-off discounts on the night.

For more information please visit the website.


Event Dates
2019
      25th Oct


312 Riverside Drive
Jugiong, NSW, 2726

Located 14.9K from Coolac

Jugiong Art Exhibition


The Parish of Jugiong is holding its eighth biennial art exhibition and sale at the Jugiong Memorial Hall in November. This is a fund raising event for the ongoing maintenance and repairs to the historic Jugiong Catholic Church.

This year they are proud to have Kyah Wilson as their Feature Artist.

They intend to have a large variety of works including paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints. This will add a lot of interest and make it a most exciting exhibition.


Event Dates
2019
      23rd Nov
      24th Nov


299 Riverside Dr
Jugiong, NSW, 2726

Located 15.1K from Coolac

Wired Open Labs: Wreath Weaving workshop


Now in its third year, the 2019 Wired Open Labs workshop series continues to engage outstanding Australian artists and artisans who provide unique experiences to suit every creative appetite.

Offered throughout the Eastern Riverina and South West Slopes these workshops cater to beginners through to experienced artists.

In this class you will learn about harvesting willow and its history of use in woven forms; basic willow weaving techniques and how to apply them to different shapes; and how to weave onto an existing frame template, creating a visually striking piece specific to the festive season.

Each participant will take home a handmade decorative willow wreath in time for the festive season, woven using locally sourced willow.

Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Introductory class, suitable for beginners and experienced crafters. All materials provided.

For more information please visit the website.


Event Dates
2019
      14th Dec


299 Riverside Drive
Jugiong, NSW, 2726

Located 15.1K from Coolac

Wired Open Labs: Brush Lettering for the Festive Season


Now in its third year, the 2019 Wired Open Labs workshop series continues to engage outstanding Australian artists and artisans who provide unique experiences to suit every creative appetite.

Offered throughout the Eastern Riverina and South West Slopes these workshops cater to beginners through to experienced artists.

In this class you will learn the range of design options available in this medium, including lettering styles and applications; what materials best suit different applications, and how to use your writing tools; and how to create impact filled festive designs, including greeting cards, gift wrapping, and gift tags.

Each participant will take home skills and inspiring starting points for future work, as well as well-timed, handmade festive decorations and more.

Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Introductory class, suitable for beginners and experienced calligraphers. All materials provided.

For more information please visit the website.


Event Dates
2019
      7th Dec


299 Riverside Drive
Jugiong, NSW, 2726

Located 15.1K from Coolac

An Evening with Sophie Hansen at Long Track Pantry


Join them for an evening of champagne and shopping as they chat to Sophie while tasting some of the delicious recipes from her new book A Basket by the Door.


Event Dates
2019
      29th Nov


Riverside Drive,
1
Jugiong, NSW, 2726

Located 15.3K from Coolac

Gather and Graze Christmas Markets Jugiong


The Gather and Graze Markets are becoming a must do event in the Hilltops Region. They are doing it all again just out from Christmas, and these next markets are set to be their biggest yet.
Combining the best of the Gather Artisan Markets with the best producers from their Graze Food and Beverage Markets for a special Christmas Market here in Jugiong.
Come along and support small regional businesses this Christmas!


Event Dates
2019
      30th Nov


Riverside Drive,
1
Jugiong, NSW, 2726

Located 15.3K from Coolac

Coolac Map

Coolac Map - Legend
Multiple Hotels
Hotel
Click on the map markers for more information. Hover over the map to zoom in & out or see satellite & terrain views.