COVID-19 UPDATE: Following NSW Government stay at home orders, Cooma Cottage will be closed until further notice.
History of Cooma Cottage
Home of the first Australian-born explorer, Hamilton Hume. He bought the cottage on 100 acres and set about expanding it for his new life as a pastoralist. It still sits on extensive grounds perfect for picnics and lazy afternoons.
The original colonial bungalow forms part of the earliest complex of dwellings and stables on the site. The property is most noted for being the home of Australian born explorer, Hamilton Hume (1797-1873). Hume bought the cottage and the 100 acres for ₤601 in 1840 and lived there for the rest of his life.
What will you see when you visit
The original colonial bungalow, built by pioneering pastoralist Henry O’Brien with his younger brother Cornelius, forms part of Hume’s complex of dwellings and stables on the site. Hume spent 20 years enthusiastically building extensions; adding his own version of Palladian-style wings and a Greek Revival portico. Cooma Cottage now stands as a fine example of the way our pioneers constructed their dwellings and how they lived.
Cooma Cottage features vast, open grounds for picnic areas and gardens. The property is ideal for weddings, venue hire, coach tours, photographic shoots and family picnics.
How to book your tickets
We are thrilled to welcome visitors back to Cooma Cottage following the COVID-19 shut down, however, please note you must purchase a ticket in advance.
Please note Cooma Cottage does not accept NSW Dine & Discover vouchers, please see our list of participating properties.
As required by NSW Government regulations, all visitors must use the Service NSW QR code to check in at properties. You can download the app to your smartphone before you visit us.
For more information, please read our Terms & Conditions of Entry.