You’ll find Bombala in the southeastern part of NSW. The town is approximately 88 kilometres south of Cooma and lies on the beautiful Bombala River. The river is famous for its shy but friendly Platypus and you can spot one of these incredible creatures at the Platypus Reserve 4.5 kilometres from town along the Delegate Road.
The area is also home to primary industries such as grazing and timber. Speciality produce, for example lavender and herbs are also grown in the district.
There are lovely things to do here. You can take a walk along the railway precinct and explore the old railway station. If you head down the road a little you’ll come across Lavender House, a former St Joseph’s convent c1888 and visited by Mary MacKillop on 2 occasions. On the same land is the Historic Engine Shed displaying an amazing collection of engines, farm implements and memorabilia from the past.
Another great spot is right in town. The River Walk runs for 2.2 kilometres along the Bombala River and therefore is the ideal place to take a leisurely stroll whilst keeping an eye out for platypus.
Make sure you visit Platypus Country Visitors Information Centre at 41 Monaro Highway, Bombala, for more great things to see and do in the area and browse their collection of giftware.