Australia’s Platypus Country... Gateway to Australia's Coastal Wilderness and the High Country
Explore the rich history of one of the oldest European settlements on the Monaro and discover the close links the early pioneers had with the traditional owners the Ngarigo people or explore the magnificent old growth forests.
Indulge your senses with a visit to the Lavender Distillery or tantalise your taste buds with delicious cakes, pies and slices or delight in the antics of the platypus.
Enjoy the warm country hospitality on offer. Join in with regular activities like the full moon dinners at Delegate's Cob Oven or the monthly Out and About in Platypus Country activities or join in any of our events or simply enjoy the tranquil beauty of the landscape.
Relax Platypus Country, Bombala Region just 90 minutes from the coast or the mountains.
Platypus Country, alive and humming… just waiting for you.
Platypus Country Visitors Information Centre
The Platypus Country Visitors Information Centre is your key to unlocking the wonders of Australia's Platypus Country and the high country. The friendly and informative staff will be able to assist you with your stay in the region and will have you exploring some of Australia's most unique areas.
The Visitors Centre stocks a wide range of regional brochures and, of course, brochures and maps for all the attractions and tourism operators in the Bombala region.
The Visitors Centre is located in a new building, next door to the red brick building on Railway Park which was the original convent for Sisters of St. Joseph. Saint Mary of the Cross MacKillop visited this convent twice during her remarkable life.
The former visitors centre operates as Lavender House, the retail outlet for Monaro Country Lavender Co-op Ltd. - Australia's oldest lavender association- and the Lions Club Folk Museum. So be prepared to spend some time admiring all the beautiful lavender based products and local history when you come for visitor information!
NSW TrainLink tickets can be booked and purchased at our Visitors Centre.