Set amongst rolling plains, legendary rivers and snow capped peaks, Cooma is the largest town in the Snowy Mountains Region. Known also as the capital of the Snowy Mountains.replacenewlinereplacenewlineSettlers brought cattle for grazing as early as 1827. As a result Cooma became popular. The town was first surveyed in 1849. A discovery of gold in the 1860’s at Kiandra, and the introduction of snow sports in 1861 resulted in a permanent increase in Cooma’s population. Furthermore the railway opened in 1889 and by 1900 the town was booming and prosperous.replacenewlinereplacenewlineIn 1949 the mighty Snowy Mountains Scheme dramatically changed the character of Cooma. Because of the influx of many thousands of workers from post war Europe Cooma became a town rich in culture. Discover the fascinating story of the Snowy Scheme or ‘Go to Gaol’ at the NSW Corrective Services Museum. Be captivated by unique views and vistas on a country drive. Savour the delights of our coffee shops & restaurants and definitely don’t leave without sampling our very own locally roasted ‘Snowy Mountains Coffee‘ or ‘Snowy Mountain Estate‘ Extra Virgin Olive Oil.replacenewlinereplacenewlineWe welcome you to wander, explore, discover and enjoy…

Images around Cooma NSW 2630

Around Cooma NSW 2630

Our Picks on what to Do in Cooma NSW

Cooma Monaro Railway - Cooma NSW

Cooma Golf Club

Cooma Little Theatre

Nanny Goat Hill Lookout

Snowy Hydro Discovery Centre - Cooma NSW

Corrective Services NSW Museum - Cooma NSW

Our Picks on where to Stay in Cooma NSW

Royal Hotel Cooma

Cooma Motor Lodge

Chillin at Cooma

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Our Picks on what to Eat in Cooma NSW

PD Murphys Cafe

Tourist Cafe

Alpine Restaurant

Shopping in Cooma NSW

Community Services  

Cooma Visitors Centre
119 Sharp Street,

Snowy Monaro Regional Council
81 Commissioner Street,

Cooma Police Station NSW
87 Massie Street,

Cooma Hospital and Health Service NSW
Bent Street,

Snowy Monaro Regional Library NSW
61 Vale Street,

Cooma Festival Swimming Pool NSW
43 Massie Street,

Location Information 

  • Elevation: 800 m
  • Population: 6,742
  • State electorate(s): Monaro
  • Federal Division(s): Eden-Monaro
  • Established (yr): 1849
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.

Travel To  

Adaminaby NSW 2629 (52.8 km, 38 mins)
Bega NSW 2550 (114 km, 1 hr 28 mins)
Acknowledgement of Country

Cooma NSW is located on the following Aboriginal Nation/s.

Ngarigo acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work.