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Situated midway between the mountains and the South Coast, Bombala was settled in the1840s largely because of its rich grazing pastures. The area is also famous for its stream trout fishing. Bombala shire is known as Platypus Country because of the high concentration of these shy animals in the rivers around Bombala.

Things to do and see around Bombala
• Visitors can see platypus at the Platypus Reserve, about four km along the Delegate Road.
• Bondi State Forest offers spectacular scenery which can best be appreciated by following some of the 85 kilometres of trails specially built for mountain biking.
• Production of lavender products such as jams, soaps and oils is a thriving local industry with the lavender said to be on par with that produced in France.
• The railway station buildings house Railway Land, home to Monaro Country Lavender’s oldest lavender association and Lavender House, great for shopping.

Activites and Experiences at Bombala

  • Accommodation
  • Ambulance
  • Banking Facilities
  • Bottled Gas
  • Cinema/Theatre
  • Licensed Club
  • Service Club
  • Coach Stop
  • Dentist
  • Fuel
  • Hospital
  • Public Bar
  • Mechanical Services
  • Medical Facilities
  • National Park
  • Newsagent
  • Police
  • Post Office
  • Public Telephone
  • Restaurant
  • Supermarket
  • Takeaway Food
  • Visitor Centres
  • Places of Worship
  • English
  • English

Nearest Airport: Cooma (110km)

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