Bombala Platypus Information Centre

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Australia’s Platypus Country, the 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.

Delight in the antics of the platypus on a river walk or at the platypus viewing platform.

Enjoy the warm country hospitality on offer and annual calendar of events, including Cathcart musical variety show, biennial Bombala Rotary Riverside Markets, self-guided garden tours, Bombala Bike Show, June fireworks, local Country Agricultural shows, livestock events, Delegate Heritage Festival weekend, Bombala Wood & Wool Australia Day and more…

Tour Platypus Country, with Bombala only 90 minutes from the coast or the mountains. There are scenic driving routes, rides and walks in Bombala and the surrounding historic villages of southern Snowy Monaro.

Platypus Country, alive and humming… just waiting for you.

Bombala Precinct Cycle Trail markers and way finding signs lead cyclists and walkers around Bombala to view local attractions and points of interest, including the river, historic sites, and the lookout. Town map signs are located at the Bombala River (near swimming pool) and at the Bombala Visitor Centre.

Bombala Precinct Cycle Trail Map(PDF, 3MB)


Platypus Country Visitors Information Centre

The Bombala Platypus Country Visitors Information Centre is your key to unlocking the wonders of Australia's Platypus Country and the high country.

Our 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 Information Centre is located on the Monaro Highway within the historic Bombala Railway Park precinct along with the Lavender House Museum, Old Railway Station and Historic Engine Shed.

Bombala Information Centre stocks a wide range of regional brochures, maps and information for attractions and tourism operators.

  • Pick up a copy of A Walk Back in Time and take a walk or drive to view the many 19th & early 20th century buildings around Bombala.
  • Enjoy the historic collection at the Bombala Lavender House Museum
  • River walks, fishing and platypus spotting locations
  • Regional drives, walks or rides and scenic vistas
  • Magnificent old growth forests of South East Forest National Park.  Visit Alexanders Hut and Nunnock Swamp, access bush walks, 4wd tracks and camping
  • Self guided historic village tours
  • Find out about upcoming events
  • Shop for locally made gifts or souvenirs, including products from Australia’s oldest lavender association “Monaro Country Lavender”
  • NSW TrainLink tickets can be booked and purchased here

41 Monaro Hwy, Bombala NSW 2632


(02) 6458 4622

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