VENUES AND FACILITIES
Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council provides a number of first-class sporting and recreational facilities that are available for both residents and visitors alike.
Cootamundra recreational and sporting grounds:
- Albert Park is situated at 18 Bourke Street and also faces Hovell Street close to the Cootamundra Railway Station and Visitor Information Centre which is located in the Cootamundra Heritage Centre. It is only a short walk from the Park to the shops and the town centre. Cootamundra’s Cenotaph is located within Albert Park and commemorates those who died in service or were killed in action during World Wars One and Two. Behind the monument is a wall of remembrance which contains honour rolls of those from the district who have served in conflicts in which Australia has been involved. This park also houses the ‘Peace Pavilion’ established by the Rotary Club of Cootamundra and Centenary of Gallipoli Rose Garden which was designed to mark 100 years since Australian soldiers landed in Gallipoli. Albert Park is Cootamundra’s premier cricketing ground playing host to a number of representative cricket matches. The park has many large shady areas with bench type table and seats and playground equipment together with toilet facilities.
- Jubilee Park is situated off Wallendoon Street and is only a short walk to the shops and the town centre. This park is the venue for many of Cootamundra’s events such as Australia Day Awards and Carols by Candlelight. Jubilee Park is also the home of the Captains Walk which features bronze sculptures of Australian Test Cricket Captains, along with Unaarrimim the leading aboriginal player in the first Australian cricket team to tour England in 1868. The park has many large shady areas with BBQ facilities, bench type table and seats and playground equipment together with toilet facilities.
- Bradman Oval is located off Adams Street and also faces Northcott Avenue and just a short walk from Bradman’s Birthplace and Memorabilia Cottage. This park also has a large set of cricket stumps as an ode to Sir Donald Bradman together with a set of cricket practice nets. The park has some bench type table and seats with toilet facilities.
- Clarke Oval is located on Wallendoon Street and is synonymous with Australian Football in Cootamundra and is the home of the Cootamundra Blues. This park is also utilised for cricket matches during the summer months. The park has some bench seating around the oval together with toilet facilities.
- Country Club Oval is situated off Hurley Street and is the home ground for the Cootamundra Tricolours which is Cootamundra’s Ruby Union team. The park is also used by Junior Rugby Union and Women’s Rugby Union sides for matches and tournaments. The park has toilet facilities.
- Fisher Park is located on Murray Street and is synonymous with Rugby League in Cootamundra and is the home of the Cootamundra Bulldogs. This park is just a short stroll to the shops and town centre and is across the road from the town swimming pool. This ground is also utilised for cricket matches during the summer months. The park has seating available in the “Frank Smith Grandstand” and some additional bench seating around the playing surface known as “Les Boyd Oval” together with toilet facilities.
- O’Connor Park is located off Betts Street and is the home ground for the Cootamundra Strikers Soccer Club which was officially opened in 2014. This park has some bench seating around the oval together with toilet facilities.
- Mitchell Park is situated off Thompson Street and is the home ground for the local junior soccer teams. This Park is also utilised during the summer months for cricket matches. The park has some grandstand style seating and an awning together with playground equipment and toilet facilities.
- Nicholson Park is located on Adams Street and is a multi-recreational park that is well utilised all year round for Junior Rugby League, Netball, Touch Football, Junior Cricket and Tennis. The park has some grandstand style seating and an awning together with playground equipment and toilet facilities.
- Stockinbingal Recreation Ground is a reserve on O’Brien Street within the Village of Stockinbingal. The Recreation Ground in the home of the annual Stockinbingal Village Fair which is held in March each year as well as being the home ground for the Stockinbingal Cricket Club. The park has some bench seating around the oval together with toilet facilities.
- Barry Grace Oval is located off Hoskins Street within the Village of Wallendbeen. The park hosts the annual Baldry Shield Small Schools Athletics Carnival which is held in April each year as well as being the home ground for the Wallendbeen Cricket Club. The Park has some seating around the oval together with toilet facilities.
Cootamundra also has several smaller parks and playgrounds.
- Kingston Playground
- Harold Conkey Park & Playground
- Apex Park – has toilets
- Rotary Park – has toilets
- Gordon Vesperman Park – has outdoor gym equipment
- Coota West Park
- Jubilee Avenue Parklet
- Cameron Square
- Southee Circle Park
- Stratton Park
- Mackay Park Wallendbeen – has toilets
Gundagai recreational and sporting grounds:
- Carberry Park is situated on the western end of Sheridan Street, close to shops and the town centre. It lies in front of the Mirrabooka building and Gundagai Library. This park is the venue for many of Gundagai’s festivals and events such as Australia Day Awards and Carols by Candlelight. The park plays a major part in the annual festivals of Turning Wave and Dog on the Tuckerbox. It provides large shady areas with bench type table and seats. Toilets facilities are behind the Tourist Information Centre which is located next to the park.
- Yarri Park is situated on Landon Street, and bordered by poplar and elm trees, the park follows the bank of Morleys Creek. Yarri Park is a popular spot for picnickers and family or social groups. It has free electric BBQs, roofed tables and seats, toilet facilities and a modern playground area for children.
- Friendship Park is to the north of Gundagai and stretches between William Street and O’Hagan Street. A wide pathway meanders through the park linking the two streets. There is a fenced off sandy play area with slippery dip and swings.
- Palmer Park is located on Lawson Drive and has a small playground area with soft fall.
- Chandler Park is a small park area with views of the Murrumbidgee River on the south-west corner of Mount Street and Tumut Street, South Gundagai. It provides a bench style seat and minimum playground equipment.
- Anzac Park – So named because included in the grounds is Gundagai’s Anzac Grove and War Memorial. Situated off Landon Street, Anzac Park holds Gundagai’s main football oval. There are toilet facilities, however unless a sporting event is in progress they remain locked.
- Stan Crowe and Owen Vincent Ovals – are situated in Landon Street, next to Anzac Park. These two ovals are venues for school athletic carnivals, soccer, hockey, softball, cricket, touch football as well as other forms of sport or sporting events.
- Heydon Park is also in Landon Street, next to Yarri Park. Heydon Park is Gundagai’s hockey field.
- T J Lindley Park is located in Eagle Street at South Gundagai. The park is a large park like area with a swing and slippery dip but no other facilities.
Cootamundra Showground is located at 63 Pinkerton Road. The showground complex hosts a number of events throughout the year including:
- Annual Agricultural Show
- Harness Racing Meetings
- Equestrian events
- Father’s Day Swap Meet
- Cootamundra Dog Show
Gundagai Showground & Racecourse Complex – Off Middleton Drive, at the end of O I Bell Drive. The showground and racecourse complex is located on Gundagai’s flatlands and is bordered to the east and south by the Murrumbidgee River. As well as having function rooms and entertaining facilities, this well-equipped complex holds and caters for:
- Horse Racing
- Horse training facilities
- Annual Agriculture Show
- Dog trials
- Equestrian events throughout the year including camp drafts, rodeo, Giddyup, show jumping events, pony club. The complex has been utilized by major organizations and just recently held the NSW Short Course titles.
The Cootamundra Skate Park was opened in 2002 in Bourke Street next to the Town Swimming Pool. The park is a concrete park with a few hips, spine, and a small pyramid, there are also a couple of ledges.
The Gundagai Skate Park was opened on 29 September 2013 within Yarri Park in Landon Street. The skate park is a concrete park with a fun mix of quarters, a spine, box and grind rail.
Cootamundra now boasts its own mountain bike track of about 6.5km on the edge of town behind the Golf Course. Cootamundra has a large contingent of keen cyclists who meet regularly including the Bicycle Users Group, Road Cyclists and Mountain Bikers.
Gundagai has a paved, shared, off-road cycle track linking North and South Gundagai. The track runs through picturesque sheltered parkland along the side of Morleys Creek, the golf course and across the historic Prince Alfred Bridge over the Murrumbidgee River. The track is great for a cycling break with the kids or a walk to unwind after a hard day on the road.
Golf, Bowls, Tennis & Squash
Gundagai’s Golfing, Bowling, Tennis and Squash facilities are part of the Gundagai District Services Club.
The Bidgee Banks 18-hole grass green golf course was officially opened in 1995. It nestles between the gums on the banks of the Murrrumbidgee River and the two creeks that meander across the river flat. It is 5409m in length and has a par of 70. Golfers are provided with a unique blend of challenging and innocent holes and in most cases distance is generally not a premium during the round. However, the design and natural features of the course will test the ability of all golfers.
The club bowling greens lay in front of the Sportsmans Club in Sheridan Lane. These two greens have at times hosted State events.
Three outdoor tennis courts, synthetic grass, with night lights and two indoor squash courts are available all year round. Bookings can be made through the Gundagai District Services Club – 6944 1355.
Cootamundra’s Golfing facilities are part of the Cootamundra Country Club, which is the oldest golf club in NSW dating back to 1895. The 18 hole championship golf course boasts first class greens in a relaxed country atmosphere. Be challenged by the Par-71, dramatically shaped 3, 4 and 5-par holes set amongst spectacular Australian flora and fauna.
The Club also boasts 3 magnificently prepared bowling greens available for tournament play as well as social events. There is also a superbly manicured bowling green available at the Cootamundra Ex-Servicemen’s & Citizens Memorial Club.
Cootamundra Town Tennis Courts are outdoor synthetic grass courts, with lights for night use. The courts are located in Adams Street and have a busy schedule of competition during both the day and in the evenings together with coaching available.
Cootamundra’s Squash Courts are situated in Ursula Street with competitions running several nights a week suited to all abilities and there are opportunities for social play as well.
Cootamundra Sports Stadium
Cootamundra’s Sport Stadium is a hive of activity throughout the year offering many types of sports and activities for the local community including basketball, netball, volleyball, lifeball to name just a few as well as school holiday and after school events. All Enquiries phone 6940 2210
- Names being taken for junior basketball please call today and book your child’s place for junior basketball
- Preschool sports 9.30am Tuesdays great for co-ordination, gross motor and interaction with other children try an early introduction to a variety of sports $3 per child bookings not needed just turn up
- Lifeball a slower version similar to netball great activity aimed for people over 40 incorporates walking passing the ball and shooting goals through a modified hoop. Encourages physical movement and teamwork. All about having fun with light exercise $5 per person just turn up
The Murrumbidgee River attracts anglers from far and wide.
The junction with the Murrumbidgee and Tumut River is a favourite fishing spot. The dams of the Snowy Scheme supply cold water ideal for the plentiful trout that are found in the Murrumbidgee at Gundagai. Murray cod, yellowbelly and bream and also caught in the rivers waters.
Other excellent fishing streams in the Riverina Highlands include the Goobragandra River and Adjungbilly Creek. Anglers also enjoy good catches at Blowering, Jounama, Talbingo and Burrinjuck Dams – all within a short drive from Gundagai.
A boat ramp is located on the Murrumbidgee River 3kms to the east of Gundagai along the Nangus Road.
Gundagai have an enthusiatic and very active Anglers Club.
MURRUMBIDGEE RIVER FISHING ACCESS
South Gundagai Recreation Reserve: Continue west from Tumut St, past Chandlers Park (on left) and Sport and Recreation Club (on right) to the reserve. Boat launching is from the stony beach or from the boat ramp downstream of the stony beach.
North Gundagai Boat Ramp: Follow the Nangus Rd due west from North Gundagai, for approximately 700m past the Jones Creek Bridge. There is a sign indicating the boat ramp. There is a concrete boat ramp which allows for the launching for boats of all sizes.
North Gundagai: Follow the Nangus Rd due west from North Gundagai, for approximately 1.7 km past the Jones Creek Bridge.
North Gundagai – Gravel Beach: Follow the Nangus Rd due west from North Gundagai for approxinately 3.1 km past the Jones Creek Bridge.
Lime Kiln Reserve: Traveling south from Gundagai, turn right off the Hume Highway at Tumblong onto Mundarlo Rd. Travel approximately 10.7 kms and entrance is to the right opposite the winery. Very good for bank fishing.
Max Whitteron Reflective Garden
This garden is dedicated to the memory of
MAXWELL EDWARD WHITTERON
1946 ~ 2003
Max Whitteron became a part of our community in 1981 and worked as Shire Engineering with the Cootamundra Shire Council.
In 2002 Max retired as the Director, Engineering Services, having made many significant contributions to our environment.
Over his years in Cootamundra, Max gave enormous amounts of his own time to Council projects and community organisations.
He especially loved the parks and gardens of Cootamundra Shire and carried out his responsibilities with great dedication.
Max truly loved Cootamundra and the people that made his town home.
Tragically, Max died on 7 May 2003 and is greatly missed by all who knew him.
Public Toilet Locations – Gundagai
Location: Cnr Hume Highway and Sheahan Drive
Location: Otway Street.
Open 24 hours
Location: Landon Street.
Open 24 hours
Coles Express South Gundagai
Cnr Mount Street and Middle Street
To see these toilet locations on one map, click here https://toiletmap.gov.au/Find/Gundagai
Public Toilet Locations – Cootamundra
Cootamundra has many toilets available to the general public.
- Airport toilet is located at the side of the terminal building at the airport.
- Albert Park Hovell Street is located between Bourke Street and Adams Street on Hovell Street side of the park.
- Albert Park Thompson Street is located between Burke Street and Adams Street on Thompson Street side of the park.
- Apex Park is located on the corner of Sutton Street and Hurley Street.
- Bradman Oval toilet is located on the corner of Cutler Avenue and Northcott Avenue
- Country Club toilets are located on Hurley Street between Poole Street and Hemet Crescent.
- Fisher Park toilets are located on Bourke Street between Murray Street and Poole Street (opposite the pool)
- Jubilee Park toilets are located on Wallendoon Street between Murray Street and Olney Street
- Kingston Park toilets are located on Gundagai Road between Victoria Parade and Warren Street
- Mitchell Park toilets are Located on Francis Street between Thompson Street and Centenary Avenue
- Nicholson Park toilets are located in Nicholson Park behind the town tennis courts.
- Wallendoon Street toilets are located in Wallendoon Street between Cooper St and Parker Street
The following link with give you a map of the location of all the public toilets in Cootamundra
Public Dump Points
Gundagai’s site is adjacent to the historic Gundagai Railway Station. Drive down Sheridan Street towards the monument, and the end of Sheridan Street, veer slightly left onto Railway Parade (shown as Rusconi Place on the below map) and travel approximately 500m. The dump point is in the middle of the car park, on the station side of the grass mound.
Cootamundra’s site is a free public dump point located in Apex Park, on the corner of Hurley Street and the Olympic Highway. Turn east off the Olympic Highway in Cootamundra, immediately south of the Muttama Creek bridge onto Hurley Street. Apex Park is immediately on the left and the dump point is next to the toilet.
RV Stop Over Areas
Gundagai has two RV friendly stop over areas. Both are situated along side Morleys Creek.
- Pope Street (Top Photo) – Follow Sheridan Street onto Ovid Street, then Pope Street. The RV parking is on your right. View Larger Map
- O I Bell Drive (Bottom Photo) – Turn off Homer Street onto O I Bell Drive, there is a dirt track on the left. Parking is about 15m from the start of the dirt road. View Larger Map
Both zones are RV medium term stop overs.
Dog on the Tuckerbox
Located off the Hume Hwy about 10km’s North of Gundagai the Dog on the Tuckerbox site welcomes visitors within the garden precinct featuring Australian animal figurines, a cafe serving hot and cold refreshments, souvenirs, Australiana and old wares, and a peaceful picnic area away from the busy highway, with plenty of parking (caravans and tourist buses included). Special events benefitting a range of charities are held throughout the year, culminating in the Dog’s Birthday each November.
Visit their Facebook page
Also whilst your visiting check out the Dog on the Tuckerbox Recreation Trail
Phone: 02 6944 0200
Dog on the Tuckerbox
Gundagai New South Wales 2722
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