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Cootamundra

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Cootamundra is a small town in New South Wales, Australia. Cootamundra has a long history from the time of the indigenous Wiradjuri people. Cootamundra derives its name from their word for turtle, 'guudhamang.' Graziers came and settled in the area in 1830s.

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Cootamundra is rural town situated on the western slopes of New South Wales, about 350km southwest of Sydney. It's less than 2 hours drive from Canberra or Wagga Wagga.

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NSW TrainLink operates two trains each way daily from Melbourne to Sydney which stop at Cootamundra. Additionally, there is a service between Sydney and Griffith once a week (both ways) which stops at Cootamundra.

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Cootamundra is a hub for NSW TrainLink coaches. Coaches which stop at Cootamundra include:

  • A Canberra-Wagga Wagga service
  • A Cootamundra-Tumbarumba service
  • A Cootamundra-Condobolin service
  • A Cootamundra-Mildura service
  • A Cootamundra-Dubbo service
  • A Cootamundra-Bathurst service

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Cootamundra has a small airport right on the edge of town, but no regular passenger transport. Charters are available.

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In July and August visitors will enjoy seeing the brilliant Cootamundra Wattle (Acacia baileyana) in full bloom.

Sir Donald Bradman's birthplace
  • Bradman's Birthplace Museum, 89 Adams Street, +61 2 69402160. 9AM–5PM. The cricketing great, Sir Donald Bradman, was born on 27 August, 1908, in this cottage in Adams St. The house is now a museum hosting memorabilia from the Don's life. Adults: $3, children under 16: free.
  • Cricket Captains Walk

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