Cooma is the major town of the Snowy Mountains region and a gateway to the State’s alpine area.

From Mount Gladstone you can enjoy sweeping views of the mountains and the plains. Horse riding in surrounding bush land or fly-fishing for trout in the near by streams and lakes are some of the wonderful outdoor activities on offer.

In 1949 Cooma became the headquarters for the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme, the biggest civil engineering project ever undertaken in Australia. More than 100,000 people from about 30 countries were employed in the region on a project that lasted until 1974. Visit the Snowy Hydro Discovery Centre for insight into this amazing story.

Explore the town’s National Trust classified sites including Victorian cottages, jail, courthouse and post office on the Lambie Town Walk. Or visit the surrounding Deua and Wadbilliga National Parks to see native animals and wildlife.

With a wide variety of accommodation available, Cooma makes a perfect base for exploring and experiencing all that the Snowy Mountains and Kosciuszko National Park have to offer.

Quick Facts

Cooma is an Urban Location area within the local government area of Snowy Monaro Regional  in New South Wales, it is located approximately 324kms from the capital Sydney and extends over an area of 97.838 square kilometres. Cooma has a recorded population of 6681 residents and is within the Australian Eastern Daylight Time zone Australia/Sydney.

If you are planning a visit to Cooma we’ve put together some of the things you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one of the buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know Cooma and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.