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Bunyan: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Tadeusz Kosciuszko Monument


Located at the northern entrance to Cooma, the Tadeusz Kosciuszko Monument was a bicentennial gift from the Federal Council of Polish Associations in Australia to the town. The monument commemorates the discovery and naming 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 5.6K from Bunyan

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 5.8K from Bunyan

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.




Monaro Avenue
Cooma, NSW, 2630

Located 6.0K from Bunyan

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 7.6K from Bunyan

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 relating 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.

Inmate art and craft is also available to purchase.

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 7.6K from Bunyan

Private Gardens of the Monaro


The spectacular Monaro High Country is home to some of Australia's most stunning private gardens, situated on large, historic merino sheep and cattle stations. Located in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains in south east NSW, one hour from Canberra, Private Gardens of the Monaro offer exclusive tailor made day tours for groups visiting three gardens and including morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.

At altitudes of around 1000 metres, the gardens are "cold climate" with four distinct seasons giving fabulous autumn colour, spring flowering bulbs, leafy summery greenery and cold winters with frosty mornings and sometimes snowy days.

Access to the gardens is strictly by appointment only.

Private Gardens of the Monaro have three Autumn dates and three Spring dates available to book on a private tour- visitors can choose to self drive or travel by small luxury coach with guide from Canberra.




Various locations
Cooma, NSW, 2630

Located 7.6K from Bunyan

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.

A loyal band of volunteers conduct regular working bees to improve the Railway buildings and surrounds. Offers of assistance are gratefully accepted.




Cooma Railway Station,
Bradley Street
Cooma, NSW, 2630

Located 7.6K from Bunyan

Bunyan: Events

Cooma Sundowners Cup


Head to the Ti Tree Racecourse for the biggest race day in Cooma. Held annually, early in December, with the main race being the Sundowners Cup - named in honour of the movie The Sundowners which was filmed in and around Cooma, Adaminaby and Nimmitabel in 1959.

One thousand locals were extras at the Ti Tree Racecourse when the race scene was filmed for the movie. Come and experience a great day out at the races.

2018 will be the 26th year of the Sundowners Cup - come to the social event of the year!


Event Dates
2018
      8th Dec


Numeralla Road,
Ti Tree Racecourse
Cooma, NSW, 2630

Located 4.9K from Bunyan

Australian National Busking Championships


The Australian National Busking Championships (ANBC) is now in its eighth year. The event is now held in several towns around Australia, including Stanthorpe, Narooma, Ballarat and Gundagai and Albany coming on board this year. The finals are then 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
2018
      3rd Nov


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

Located 7.7K from Bunyan

Bunyan: Travel Tips

Cooma Visitor 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 Two 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 7.6K from Bunyan

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