Wander through Coolamon's heritage main street half an hour's drive from Wagga and explore many boutique shops, quirky cafes and museums.
From the early 1900s the Up-to-Date Store provided anything from pianos to fresh seafood for the people of Coolamon. You can discover a retail experience from well before the advent of malls and online shopping in the State Heritage listed building, still resplendent with original fittings and one-of-a-kind historical artefacts like the Lamson Cash Railway System. The store also includes a number of wonderful displays including the Garth Jones, Mavis Furner and Reg Goode Collections and nearby RSL Museum.
The Coolamon Fire Museum and Visitor Information Centre is home to thousands of firefighting items from all over Australia and the world. Track the changes in firefighting through more than 100 fire helmets and uniforms, as well as breathing apparatus from the early 1800s. But the most prized piece? The original Coolamon Fire Station Bell, found in a local garage and restored to its original position.
If cheese is something close to your heart, Coolamon Cheese offers cheese tasting and cheese inspired meals and the opportunity to learn from Australia's most experienced cheesemaker.
While you're at the Visitor Information Centre find out about the surrounding towns of Ganmain and Ardlethan, and the smaller villages of Marrar, Matong and Beckom.
Coolamon Shire has a vibrant calendar of festivals and events, including the Up2Date Art Exhibition, Capture Coolamon Shire, Coolamon NYE Street Party, Ganmain Triathlon, Ganmain Agricultural Show, Ardlethan Country Music Festival & Talent Quest and Ardlethan Picnic Races. Take a moment to explore Coolamon Shire!