Cooma is a town in the south of New South Wales. Cooma is located 115 km south of Canberra, via the Monaro Highway. Cooma is on the Snowy Mountains Highway, connecting Bega with the Riverina. Cooma is the main town of the Monaro region.
Cooma has developed a growing tourism industry as it became the main rest stop for many travellers heading to the NSW snow fields during the winter months. As a result, the town nicknamed itself the 'Gateway to the Snowy Mountains'.
Cooma is serviced by Cooma - Snowy Mountains Airport which is 15 kilometres from the CBD. Cooma has a bus service connecting various areas of town three times a day run by Cooma Coaches. Cooma is serviced by CountryLink buses which make daily journeys to both Canberra and the Bega Valley.