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Interactive exhibits and insightful films delve into the Snowy Hydro system, complemented by educational content for all ages and a café serving a range of treats.
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  • jeanette a
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Robert our guide was so interesting and we were totally fascinated by his stories and the exhibits. I would definitely recommend this museum.
    Written 17 November 2023
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  • Oscar H
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This gallery was an amazing experience with lots of lovely pictures of animals and snowy landscapes if you’re staying or even passing through Cooma ,definitely worth paying a visit
    Written 18 July 2024
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  • Ingolf H
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    As Cooma locals, we love the coffee lattes and very friendly staff. This is a great place for great snacks but it's not a restaurant. Highly recommend a visit to their (free admission) Discovery Centre which is a great educational experience. Excellent bathrooms. Parking is also provide for suv-caravans and charging for electric vehicles. Would recommend a visit during mornings while there is an ample supply of snacks.
    P.S. On average we visit 3-4 times each week.
    Written 8 July 2024
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  • Dan G
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wow, what an awesome experience in local knowledge by Kate and Heather.
    Listened to what we were looking for in our visit and the information shared by them, catered to this perfectly.
    We will be back for a second visit to cover what we missed.
    Internet information cannot replace the human interaction experience in these instances.
    Written 5 April 2024
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  • Madshus
    Canberra, Australia1,360 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is not a review of the ski resort, but of the nearby cross country ski trails. A particular trail that I recommend cuts in close behind the ski resort and is marked by a pole line that takes you on a circuit around rolling gentle terrain. You can either XC ski or snow shoe. Along the way you will get magnificent views of the Jagungal Wilderness including the mighty Mount Jagungal. If you're good at navigation you can veer off the pole line and head to the historic little 4 Mile Hut, which sits in an old gold-mining area.
    Written 26 August 2019
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  • Diverdan28
    Ingleside, Canada571 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth the short trip out of town and up the hill for the amazing views and abundant wildlife. We spotted countless kangaroos and wallabies who were shy but remained close enough for pictures. Cafe at the top though we did not partake.
    Written 24 March 2024
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  • lizabethdee65
    Cooma, Australia23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Raglan is a small, but vibrant, centre for the arts. There are exhibitions that change monthly. For August, the exhibition features women artists using a variety of media.
    Written 2 August 2017
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  • Jacqueline J
    6 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Had a great view overlooking Cooma and the surrounds. Saw a couple of lizards sunbathing on the rocks.
    Written 26 February 2022
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  • AllanJane_11
    Melbourne, Australia433 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This walk is hidden away behind the showgrounds, a person at the Tourist Office told us about it but said it was overgrown.
    We persevered with the walk up over rocks and through rutted paths, well worth the challenge to see the gorge below.
    We felt disappointed that this local indigenous path and site seems to be ignored, as the area is overgrown with weeds in the creek and not much signage.
    Written 13 May 2021
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  • xiaojie00
    Malaysia322 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Walking to Woolworth and saw this building, and walk near to have some picture. It's a beautiful building
    Written 29 April 2020
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  • LongReefHacker
    Sydney, Australia227 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    On the outskirts of Cooma, this is a 'must visit' location even if you are not a car afficionado.

    Cars on display were in A! condition. They ranged in age from a 1927 Buick '6' to Holdens and Fords of the 1970s and 80s. Motor bikes, an Elfin Malmark Formula Vee racer and even an 'aquacar, an amphibious vehicle rounded out the large displays. There were also many models and other collectibles on show.

    I loved the reconstructed Amercian diner circa 1950s. It has been recreated immaculately, right down to the price lists on display. Meatball and spaghetti - 20c! I'll have that :) There's even a pinball machine.
    This is a great place to spend and enjoyable hour or so marvelling at the very collectible vehicles and other displays. Given this is all done by enthusiastic volunteers, it's amazing.
    Written 10 May 2022
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  • Dajubrzojoma
    Helensburgh, Australia161 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely park. Full of history. We wandered around and looked at the lovely mosaics and the flags and statues.
    Written 2 May 2022
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  • Zsombor E
    Budapest, Hungary49 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting piece of art behind the “obelisk” definitely worth a visit, some photos are also shown from the war
    Written 1 June 2020
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  • TWal1
    Canberra, Australia2,950 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Having driven past this memorial many times, I decided to take a look. The display is recovered sections of the Southern Cloud that crashed in 1931 in the Snowy Mountains. The wreckage was discovered in 1958. There is an audio guide within the memorial which elaborates on the story and is worth listening to. It puts the story into perspective and is a reminder of the struggles with early aviation efforts.
    Written 24 March 2023
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  • Jul D
    Brisbane, Australia149 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I was looking for a walk (place to go for a run) near town that was designated as a Town Walk or boardwalk, etc. (sidewalk or dirt trails) for getting out and seeing the local neighbourhoods. Part of this walk is along a creek (Creek Road adjoins it), crosses over the creek on wooden bridges, and meanders into town. I only did a quarter of the walk and then ventured on my own for a nice run. If you are an avid walker or a runner, I suggest this as a good starting point.
    Written 6 May 2021
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