Cobdogla is a small irrigation settlement about five kilometres west of Barmera with a historic pumping station that formerly supplied the Barmera and Cobdogla area. Cobdogla has a caravan park, licensed club, general store, and fuel is available.
Cobdogla (an Aboriginal word meaning "land of plenty") has a fascinating history. Much of the land hereabouts - from west of Overland Corner right through into New South Wales - was taken up under a pastoral lease in 1846 by John Chambers, who raised purebred horses for the police and military. First settled as a pastoral base in 1851.
The Cobdogla Irrigation and Steam Museum houses the impressive Humphrey pump, the only working model of its kind in the world. It's gas-driven and fed by water from Joiner's Lagoon near the site of the original Cobdogla Station Homestead. You can also take a ride on Margaret the Steam Train.