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Cooma

Cooma is the perfect base for skiing and everything else the region has to offer

A beautiful town, and the gateway to the Snowy Mountains

Set among rolling plains, legendary rivers and snow covered peaks, Cooma is the largest town in the Snowy Mountains region and the gateway to the state’s alpine area. It was established as a village in 1849 and since then has welcomed gold miners, graziers and the thousands of people from all around the world who built the mighty Snowy Scheme and of course hundreds of thousands of holiday makers every year. This has created the diverse and culturally significant town Cooma is today.

Set among rolling plains, legendary rivers and snow covered peaks, Cooma is the largest town in the Snowy Mountains region and the gateway to the state’s alpine area. It was established as a village in 1849 and since then has welcomed gold miners, graziers and the thousands of people from all around the world who built the mighty Snowy Scheme and ofcourse hundreds of thousands of holiday makers every year. This has created the diverse and culturally significant town Cooma is today.

Before European settlement Aboriginal people lived on the Monaro for more than 20,000 years. The main group was the Ngarigo who moved in and out of the region according to the seasons.

In 1827 cattle were brought from Sydney and the area quickly became popular with settlers. The village of Cooma was surveyed in 1849.

Discovery of gold in the 1860s at Kiandra brought about a permanent increase in Cooma’s population and the railway opened in 1889. Cooma was booming and prosperous and by 1900 the town boasted its “Regional Capital” status with many grand offi cial buildings. The start of the Snowy Scheme in 1949 changed the character of Cooma dramatically with the infl ux of many thousands of workers from post war Europe. These infl uences have made Cooma a town with a rich culture.

With snowsports starting at Kiandra in 1861 and spreading quickly throughout the region tourism has become our driving industry.

Cromwell House is a beautiful place to stay in Cooma. Why not book in for a day class in the Cromwell House Cooking School during your stay, or just relax in either the summer or winter lounge rooms, on the verandah, the grape covered terrace over looking the tennis court, the summer house or in the gorgeous gardens.

Beyond Cromwell House, When it comes to eating out in the Cooma district the world is at your feet. Over the years the nations of the world have been brought to Cooma, most notably by the Snowy Mountains Scheme, allowing us to boast an exciting and diverse selection of restaurants, cafes and wineries.

While you’re here don’t miss a taste of the local produce. Goat cheese, organic herbs, gourmet lavender, dips, chutneys, spices and of course our local trout – smoked, poached, grilled or even as a pate with sundried tomato.

A visit to one of our local wineries or distilleries is a must. The Monaro region and Snowy Mountains offers a wide range of cold climate wines, beer, schnapps & vodka.

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