Take the time to visit Coolamon – you’re bound to be pleasantly surprised.
The beautiful town is just 30 minutes from Wagga and is the ideal spot for your next day trip.
Taste the handmade cheese at the Coolamon Cheese, explore the retailers in the town or take a walk in the Kindra State Forest.
Supporting the local shops in the town is vital to keep the town thriving. Locals and visitors alike are encouraged to spend money at the local retailers listed below.
Spending money locally is not only good for the businesses but also the town by creating and keeping local jobs.
Coolamon Cheese has proven that being in a small can be just as advantageous as being located in a city with the business winning medals for their cheese two years in a row.
Their De-Brie cheese won gold while a camembert-style cheese won silver.
“Winning medals in these prestigious awards is proof of that quality,” managing director Keiran Spencer said.
“The De-Brie Cheese is our best-selling cheese; I am not surprised it won the Gold.”
When you’ve had enough of tasting the cheese and shopping in the town take a stroll through the Kindra State Forest.
The 52 hectares of remnant bushland is the perfect place for picnics, birdwatching and bushwalking. The main entrance to the forest is on Lewis Street.
There are a range of bike and walking trails which wind through the forest giving you the opportunity to explore the native flora and fauna while learning about the area from the interpretive signage installed along the tracks.
There are viewing areas and picnic spots which allow you to enjoy nature.
Birdwatchers will be thrilled to visit Coolamon with more than 100 species of birds spotted in the Coolamon Shire including noisy white winged choughs, red-capped Robins, white-winged thrillers, rufous whistlers, red wattle birds as well as a variety of other Honeyeaters. Most of these can be seen in the Kindra State Forest.
Other attractions include the Up-To-Date Store, the Coolamon Railway Station and the pub which has been serving the town since the 1880s.