Cootamundra offers some fantastic country scenery and genteel old homesteads. Cricket enthusiasts come here to worship the birthplace of the legendary cricketer Sir Donald Bradman, and nature-lovers to see the extravagant blooming of countless Cootamundra wattle trees in July and August.
Sir Donald Bradman was born at 89 Adams Street, on 27 August 1908. The Bradman family moved to Bowral when Donald was 3 years old.
DID YOU KNOW THAT...
- Cootamundra is a prosperous rural town surrounded by crops of canola
- It's the birthplace of cricket’s greatest batsman, Sir Donald Bradman
- Cootamundra has a population of over 7,000 residents
- In the 1930s, Butler Airlines, based in Cootamundra, was the first airline to operate an Australia to England airmail service
- A three-day beach volleyball tournament takes place in February when tonnes of sand are dumped in Murray Street, just off the main street in town.
- Cootamundra is a comfortable 45 minute drive from Young
MAKE SURE WHEN YOU ARE IN COOTAMUNDRA YOU CONSIDER...
- Playing a round of golf at the oldest country course in NSW.
- Discovering former cricketing captains cast in bronze among the native gardens of Jubilee Park.
- Paying a visit to the Sir Donald Bradman Birthplace Museum, a restored cottage filled with fascinating cricketing memorabilia.\
- Taking in the birdlife and natural habitat of Pioneer Park
- Watching performance artists and eating alfresco in the main street
- Enjoying the creativity at the Art & Cultural Centre
- Seeing the flowering of the Cootamundra wattle in July/August
For further information please contact the Cootamundra Visitor Information Centre on 1800 350 203.