Cooma is a town in New South Wales, Australia; it is located 115 kilometres south of the national capital, Canberra.
Cooma is home to a huge Hydroelectric scheme in the Snowy Mountains. You can find out about the technology behind the system at the Snowy Mountains Hydroelectric Scheme Information Centre.
It was recognised as a village in 1849 and since then has welcomed gold miners and the thousands of people from all around the world who constructed the mighty Snowy Scheme.
Cooma offers activities and attractions for a variety of personalities. In under a 90 minute drive you can reach the beach, mountains and Canberra and in Cooma there are several parks with meandering creeks and rivers, weeping willows and magnificent trees.
Also worth a visit is Lambie Street, with several historic buildings that shouldn't be missed and other attractions. There is a variety of accommodation if you want to relax and take in the beauty of the area. You can also have a go at horse riding.
Many retail shops are also available in Cooma including 3 supermarkets, various clothing stores, giftware, craft shops, outdoor and camping suppliers plus many other speciality shops. If you are travelling by bus then the majority of buses will stop at the Snowstop Village on Sharp Street.
Cooma also has an array of accommodation including Motels, Bed & Breakfasts, holiday cottages, a caravan park and pub style with share facilities.