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.
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.
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
Cootamundra has a small airport right on the edge of town, but no regular passenger transport. Charters are available.
In July and August visitors will enjoy seeing the brilliant Cootamundra Wattle (Acacia baileyana) in full bloom.
- Bradman's Birthplace Museum, 89 Adams Street, ☏ . 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
- Southern Comfort Motor Inn, 24-28 Parker Street (Olympic Way), ☏ , toll-free: , fax: . A small, friendly, family-run motel. This motel in Cootamundra offers clean, spacious rooms in a quiet location in the heart of Cootamundra.
- Wattle Tree Motel, 66 Wallendoon Street, ☏ .
- Cootamundra Gardens Motel, 96 Sutton Street (Olympic Highway), ☏ . Air-conditioning, outdoor pool.