The 10 Best Things to Do in Cooma, Australia

July 30, 2017 Elouise Mccaul

Discover the best top things to do in Cooma, Australia including Snowy Hydro Discovery Centre, Corrective Services NSW Museum, Cooma Visitors Centre, Eucumbene Trout Farm, Selwyn Snowfields, Nanny Goat Hill Lookout, Raglan Art Gallery and Cultural Centre, Rhythm Snow Sports, Mount Gladstone Lookout, Royal Hotel Cooma.
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1. Snowy Hydro Discovery Centre

Lot 1 Monaro Hwy, Cooma, New South Wales 2630, Australia +61 2 6453 2004
Excellent
64%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 167 reviews

Snowy Hydro Discovery Centre

The Snowy Hydro Discovery Centre showcases the amazing history of the Snowy Mountains Scheme; from the early days of construction through to how it is operated by Snowy Hydro today. This is a must for any visitor to the Snowy Mountains region! The Centre houses a comprehensive exhibition hall including an extensive photographic collection, models, hands-on exhibits and interactive displays. You will find information about the Scheme such as engineering, the environment, the National Electricity Market, history, water management and power generation. Take your turn on the “power bikes” and see if you can peddle hard enough to power a TV, make some toast or boil a kettle. You will also find screens displaying the Scheme working in real time. See which generators are operating, how much electricity they are producing and the prices of electricity in the market.

Reviewed By Aussie2012 - Melbourne, Australia

The Snowy Hydro scheme is one of the world’s most amazing engineering marvels and this discovery Centre perfectly explains all about with great displays, museum pieces and theatre. There’s a cafe and gift shop at the end of the displays. Well worth a visit for young and old.

2. Corrective Services NSW Museum

1 Vagg St, Cooma, New South Wales 2630, Australia +61 2 6452 5974
Excellent
87%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 45 reviews

Corrective Services NSW Museum

Reviewed By Rabbitfree - Bairnsdale

The tour was by trusted prisoner who escorted our group the has incredible knowledge of the prison system, both current and historically. The tour is very informative and the displays and interpretive stuff is excellent. The "home made" goods on sale are also of good quality and their sales assist prisoners to purchase a few luxuries. This is a gold coin donation only to enter, so spend a buck ad have a look.

3. Cooma Visitors Centre

119 Sharp St, Cooma, New South Wales 2630, Australia +61 2 6455 1742
Excellent
52%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 102 reviews

Cooma Visitors Centre

The Cooma Visitors Centre is open 7 days a week, 364 days a year. We provide FREE information to visitors and locals about: Things to See & Do Accommodation Dining & Coffee Special Events Itinerary Suggestions Weather and Snow Reports Activities in the region and so much more......

Reviewed By Rochelle D

My husband & I visited the Cooma Visitors Centre Autum 2016. They have plenty of brochures to choose & the people are very helpful.

4. Eucumbene Trout Farm

1066 Stoney Creek Rd | Rocky Plain, Cooma, New South Wales 2628, Australia +(61)6456 8866
Excellent
61%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 106 reviews

Eucumbene Trout Farm

Eucumbene Trout Farm has a Cafe, Farm Tours and Fishing Experiences. The farm is a working trout farm also with Highland cattle and Alpacas. They have a privately stocked Stony lake for fishing with fly rod or rod to fish for your trout. Should you not be successful then you are welcome to advance your luck in the sure catch pond. You then have the choice of staff preparing the trout for cooking on the barbecues and having lunch in their picnic area or taking the trout home. A great day out for the family. Four hour sessions are available by arrangement. Beginner's introductory lessons can be included if required. All rods, reels, landing nets and bait/flies are supplied.Guided tours of the farm are available at 10am and 2pm, or other times by arrangement. The farm focuses on sustainability and water management and is accredited by Ecotourism Australia

Reviewed By Jane B - Sydney, Australia

We went to take our 3 children (all under 8) fishing here as they have never been fishing before. Admittedly when we turned up there were already a few people there. We were told we couldn’t use the tanks as they were full but could use the lake. 3 x kids fishing in a huge lake = boredom within 30 minutes. We then asked if we could take a walk around the property and were charged $45, without use of any of the facilities (no bathroom stops, no cafe visit, just a walk). This took all of 20 minutes. We then went back to the “sure catch tanks” to see how people were doing. I spoke to a couple who had been there for 2 hours and still hadn’t caught a thing (in the sure catch tank) In the whole time we were watching we saw 1 fish caught. I think being charged to walk around a property is absurd and I think my partner and I were so in shock we stupidly paid for the underwhelming experience. I am glad of 2 things after visiting this place, 1. We will never go back and 2. If we want fish, we will go to the fish mongers.

5. Selwyn Snowfields

Private Bag 2 | Turn off Snowy Mountains Highway, Cooma, New South Wales 2630, Australia +61 2 6454 9488
Excellent
34%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 113 reviews

Selwyn Snowfields

Reviewed By rchow245 - Sydney, Australia

Not a bad spot for beginners. Snow was thin during this time so did hurt when you fall. Tobaggan field is payable as compared to perisher and thredbo which are free. Access to this spot is not great as well but also pending where you are staying

6. Nanny Goat Hill Lookout

Massie Street, Cooma, New South Wales, Australia
Excellent
26%
Good
54%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 38 reviews

Nanny Goat Hill Lookout

Reviewed By Emanpee - Sydney, Australia

Just minutes out of town centre, easy access with or without car, and nice district views. No fee, no crowds, if driving through Cooma, find time to do it. Good place for a leg stretch if driving from Sydney to ski fields.

9-11 Lambie St, Cooma, New South Wales 2630, Australia +61 2 6452 3377
Excellent
76%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 16 reviews

Raglan Art Gallery and Cultural Centre

Reviewed By FamilyofthreeSydney - Sydney

This beautiful gallery showcases work by the region's established and emerging artists, from painters to ceramicists, potters, sculptors, and jewellers. Housed in a postcard perfect historic building with beautiful Gardens and run by volunteers, its really very appealing. Creaky floors, low doorways and some stunning art on the walls makes this a very interesting place to visit. Definitely worth a visit.

8. Rhythm Snow Sports

8 Sharp St, Cooma, New South Wales 2630, Australia +61 2 6452 2303
Excellent
57%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
3%
Terrible
12%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 32 reviews

Rhythm Snow Sports

Rhythm Snowsports is just that - all about snowsports! We have been situated in Cooma, NSW, Australia, the gateway to the Snowy Mountain since 1985. As winter snowsports have grown in Australia over the last 30 years so have we! With over 200 snowsports brands and open 24 hours in winter there is no better place to get your hire for the snow

Reviewed By Carolyn B - Freshwater, Australia

Hired our skis from here. Great value. The main thing for us though was the customer service. We had a mix up while skiing - my husband ended up with someone else's skis. Daniel from Rhythm Snow Sports helped us during this time and he...MoreHi Carolyn, Thanks for the great review, Daniel is such a valued member of our team exactly because of the reasons you mentioned. So glad you had a good experience and thank you for leaving a review. See you down here again soon!

9. Mount Gladstone Lookout

Mount Gladstone Road, Cooma, New South Wales, Australia
Excellent
62%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
6%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 15 reviews

Mount Gladstone Lookout

Reviewed By Randall K - Canberra, Australia

We drove up here just after 8am on a very foggy sunday morning. We had great views over the surrounding area and out to the Mountains. It was quite pretty to see the layer of fog that was hiding the town of Cooma. The Australian bush is always stunning, and walking around the tracks here at this lookout certainly did not disappoint. As if on cue, a small group of kangaroos hopped across our path and disappeared into the bush.

10. Royal Hotel Cooma

Lambie St | Cnr Sharp and Lambie Streets Cooma, Cooma, New South Wales 2630, Australia +61 2 6452 2132
Excellent
61%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
11%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 27 reviews

Royal Hotel Cooma

Reviewed By Rick3443 - Taree, Australia

Good budget priced hotel / pub / accomodation & restaurant
VERY motorbike friendly
Helpful staff
We arrived Friday afternoon after a long bike ride & we were made to feel very welcome
The proprietor surprised us ( and everyone ) with a big plate of free finger food - which was greatly appreciated too !
My Calamari dinner and Caesars salad was EXCELLENT ...... and others ordered their MEGA SCHNITZEL - which they could NOT finish !!!
Overall - a GREAT place to stay at !

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