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Waste Point: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Mount Gladstone


The Mount Gladstone Lookout and Nature Reserve sits in 125 hectares of native bushland less than four kilometres from the edge of Cooma township, offering magnificent views across the Monaro Plains and to the peaks of the Snowy Mountains from the two easily accessible viewing platforms.

There are toilets and barbecue facilities available along with car and coach parking.




Mount Gladstone,
Snowy Mountains Highway
Cooma, NSW, 2630

Located 4.7K from Waste Point

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 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. Recorded information is available, telling the story of the Southern Cloud.




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

Located 5.6K from Waste Point

Monaro Art Group Gallery


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

The Gallery volunteers have settled into the new location in Sharp Street Cooma, opposite the Cooma Visitors Centre and look forward to welcoming you to the Gallery.




118 Sharp Street
Cooma, NSW, 2630

Located 6.0K from Waste Point

Raglan Gallery And Cultural Centre


This year sees the Raglan Gallery and Cultural Centre celebrating 50 years of showcasing local and visiting works of art.

The Raglan Gallery and Cultural Centre showcases work by the region's established and emerging artists, from painters to ceramicists, potters, sculptors, jewellers, craftspeople and artisans. Throughout the year the Raglan holds numerous prestigious exhibitions including those for NAIDOC, Student Artscape, the Gully Gang and the annual John Briscoe Awards competition. It's growing reputation also draws artists from interstate and overseas to exhibit in Cooma.

The Raglan hosts regular art classes and workshops and stocks a range of gift items and cards.

Built in 1854 by James Hain, it was licensed as the Lord Raglan Inn. It was named after Lord Raglan who commanded in the Crimean War. It was also Cooma's first bank, a private hospital, a family home, and now an art gallery.

The Raglan still retains some of the original 100 year old gardens and is supported by the Cooma Monaro Shire, volunteers, and art lovers.




9 -11 Lambie Street
Cooma, NSW, 2630

Located 6.0K from Waste Point

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 the 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 6.0K from Waste Point

Waste Point: Events

Cooma Motorfest


Organised by the Cooma Car Club and occurring every two years, Cooma Motorfest presents a display of all things motorised including large trucks and machinery, cars old and new and in between, hot rods, street machines, original cars to way out, tractors, stationary engines, motor bikes, boats, large trade display and live music and military display. There are also activities for the kids and food stalls.

Motorfest is held on the same weekend as the Snowy Ride and Australian National Busking Championships offering visitors plenty of variety.


Event Dates
2019
      2nd Nov


Cromwell Street
Cooma, NSW, 2630

Located 5.2K from Waste Point

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
2019
      9th Mar


Cromwell Street
Cooma, NSW, 2630

Located 5.3K from Waste Point

Cooma Rotary Markets


The Cooma Rotary Markets are held on the third Sunday of every month.

The markets have up to 50 stalls supplying a variety of merchandise including craft, vegetables, nursery, garden implements, bric-a-brac, woodwork, second-hand books, prints, pottery, clothing, lavender products and much more.

Bring the family along as there's even a jumping castle for the children to enjoy.


Event Dates
2018
      19th Aug
      16th Sep
      21st Oct
      18th Nov
      16th Dec
2019
      20th Jan
      17th Feb
      17th Mar
      21st Apr
      19th May
      16th Jun


Sharp Street
Cooma, NSW, 2630

Located 5.4K from Waste Point

Cooma Australia Day Celebrations


Head to Centennial Park in Cooma and celebrate Australia Day with a great day of music, exhibitions and displays of what's great in the region. Food will also be available.

The official ceremony will commence at 12pm at the band shell in the Park. Come and join in the fun.


Event Dates
2019
      26th Jan


Sharp Street
Cooma, NSW, 2630

Located 5.4K from Waste Point

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.


Event Dates
2019
      9th Feb


Cromwell Street
Cooma, NSW, 2630

Located 5.4K from Waste Point

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