The region surrounding the Australian Capital Territory is referred to as Capital Country. Canberra ACT to Melbourne Australia.
Routes: The Monaro Highway takes you from Canberra to the alpine region of the Snowy Mountains, or head East to the South Coast and then to Gippsland in Victoria for a diverse tour of Australia.
Along the way, Cooma is a pleasant stopover and has developed an interesting café culture and a number of excellent restaurants, within a few hours drive of stunning beaches or the snowfields.
It is also a good place to check your tires, get fuel and stock up on provisions to head down to Victoria, or east to the south coast, or west for the Snowy Mountains. Enquire at the Cooma Visitors Information Centre about the many national parks, activities, things to do, camp sites and picnic areas, lakes, unique flora and fauna in the Snowy Mountains and on the South Coast. 119 Sharp Street, Cooma NSW. Phone +061 2 6450 1742.
Getting to the South Coast
A car is the ideal way to explore this region, either via the Hume Highway from Sydney, Princes Highway along the coast, or the Snowy Mountains Highway, providing easy access to the other regions. There is a regular train service from Sydney to Canberra and from Melbourne to Canberra, the South Coast has numerous bus services available to any of the three cities.
Tour the South Coast
National Parks on the South Coast, the Gippsland and the Snowy Mountains provide ample opportunities for fun filled adventure discovery.
Majestic mountain ranges with grand views. Rugged coastline interspersed with long idyllic beaches. Cool wet rainforests. Wild rivers. Peaceful lakes. Tour the NSW South Coast and surrounds for all this and more. South Coast NSW
Description: Monaro Highway - Leaving the Australian Capital Territory to head South.
Accommodation in Cooma includes hotels, bed & breakfasts, caravan parks, serviced apartments, homesteads and other holiday lettings - just some of the many types of accommodation available here.