Bushwalking and Hiking

The region is home to countless opportunities to see the area on foot. From mild town walks to camping treks, the region has it all. 

In Cooma, the Lambie Town Walk is an easy 5km stroll through the townships beautiful historic precincts. The North Ridge Reserve offers something for the more adventurous, with a marked track winding through the reserve from the end of Doondoo St. 

In Bombala, the famous Bombala River Walk is well known for its many platypus viewing areas. This all weather walking track follows the river as it winds through Bombala township and is wide, flat and mostly wheelchair accessible. The Walk connects to the self guided walk around Railway Park via distinctive interpretative signage and features a number of public artworks including a beautiful rock sculpture that commemorates 100 years of ANZACs.  

While in the Bombala region, visit the South East Forests National Park's Nunnock Swamp and Grasslands. Accessible via New Line Rd (4WD recommended), this reserve offers camping and walking tracks among grasslands, swamps and towering gum forests. Native flora and fauna, particularly birdlife, is in abundance. 

In the Snowy Mountains region, the best place to start your bush walking trip is the Visitor Centre in Jindabyne. The National Parks staff can assist you with maps, updated weather reports and the latest info on conditions in the national park. 

You don't have to go into the National Park for a bush walk though, much of the region has magnificent walks with stunning vistas over mountain and rural rolling plains. Jindabyne's extensive 
shared trail network is available for walking and cycling and boasts great vantage points to view the area.

Be Prepared...
Remember to dress accordingly as weather can change fast and ensure you have water and food for your journey.

For more information or contact numbers visit the Cooma Visitors Centre website, the Kosciuszko National Parks and Wildlife Services website, or drop in and visit the Platypus Country Visitors Information Centre, open Monday to Saturday from 10am-4pm in Mahratta St Bombala.