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Chakola: 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 16.3K from Chakola

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 16.5K from Chakola

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.

Their next production is 'Play On' by Samual French and directed by Cooma Little Theatre regular, Nell Pernitsch. performances will be held over three weekends in August.




Monaro Avenue
Cooma, NSW, 2630

Located 16.7K from Chakola

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 18.0K from Chakola

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 18.2K from Chakola

Chakola: Events

Michelago Pony Club Gymkhana and Sporting Spectacular



See the best young riders from the region compete at the Michelago Pony Club's Double Chance Sporting Gymkhana. There are several fun and exciting sporting events with riders having two attempts at each sporting event, with only the rider's best time counted.

The winner of the flag spectacular will be awarded the Man from Snowy River Medallion.

This is the ultimate sporting weekend, and a great opportunity to see the upcoming equestrian talent.


Event Dates
2019
      2nd Feb
      3rd Feb


Clifford Street
Bredbo, NSW, 2626

Located 13.0K from Chakola

Annual Bredbo Sheep Dog Trials


This is grazier country so dog trials are part of the scene. Held over three days there are a number of categories from novice through to open championships. Come and experience a taste of country life and watch the skills of owner and dog as they work amongst the sheep.
Bring your chairs, picnic and enjoy the free entertainment.


Event Dates
2018
      16th Nov
      17th Nov
      18th Nov


Cosgrove Street
Bredbo, NSW, 2626

Located 13.5K from Chakola

Bredbo CWA Village Markets


Bredbo CWA Village Markets are held on the fourth Sunday of the month from 9am to 3pm in the Community Hall and grounds. The wide range of indoor and outdoor stalls has all manner of goods to buy. Local arts and crafts, woodwork, home wares, plus local produce including vegetables, honey and plants.

You will also find homemade biscuits and cakes, a sausage sizzle, coffee, and a great selection of second hand books and music. You are guaranteed to find some great gift ideas. For serious shoppers, a playground next door keeps the young ones entertained.



Event Dates
2018
      23rd Sep
      28th Oct
      25th Nov


Monaro Highway,
Corner of Cosgrove Street
Bredbo, NSW, 2626

Located 13.5K from Chakola

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 15.5K from Chakola

Lightning Bolt II: Invictus Convoy Cooma


See the largest Post-Traumatic Stress awareness convoy ever conducted arrive at Cooma on Wednesday 17 October.

The Lightning Bolt II Invictus Convoy is a procession of military, firefighting, ambulance, police and support vehicles travelling through four states and territories in October to raise awareness for PTS and support the Invictus Games.

The convoy will be setting up at the Historical Car Club in the afternoon. Everyone is welcome to come along, see the spectacle and chat about PTS with psychologists, Invictus Games athletes, experts, first responders and veterans, including Stand Tall 4 PTS founder Tony Dell (veteran, former Australian cricketer and PTS spokesperson) and of course, the kids can climb on and into the firetruck.

Help shine a light on post traumatic stress and the impact it has on the lives of so many - particularly military servicemen and women and first responders.


Event Dates
2018
      17th Oct


11 Bolaro Street
Cooma, NSW, 2630

Located 17.0K from Chakola

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