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Snowy Hydro Discovery Centre

Open Now: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great place to start you’re Snowy Hydro adventures! Kids had a ball learning about the Snowy Hydro... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sydney, Australia
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Snowy Hydro Discovery Centre, Cooma.

A must do when in Cooma. Great parking,excellent café with good choice of sweets and savouries... read more

Reviewed 5 December 2018
Cairns, Australia
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The Snowy Hydro Discovery Centre showcases the amazing history of the Snowy Mountains Scheme; from the early days of construction through to how it is operated by Snowy Hydro today. This is a must for any visitor to the Snowy Mountains region! The...more
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Lot 1 Monaro Hwy, Cooma, New South Wales 2630, Australia
+61 2 6453 2004
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the discovery centre whilst camping in the local area. The discovery centre was interesting with lots of history to take in. We took our two young children who quite quickly got bored. With some interactive things to do, more was needed to keep...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to start you’re Snowy Hydro adventures! Kids had a ball learning about the Snowy Hydro scheme well educational for all ages! Plenty of parking with a great coffees shop onsite!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 December 2018

A must do when in Cooma. Great parking,excellent café with good choice of sweets and savouries. Good range of inexpensively priced souvenirs. Allow minimum of 1 hour to view the centre, very informative and well worth a visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 December 2018

Was a good stop on our drive. Great film on the history of the scheme, and so many people involved in this great achievement. Small but interesting and it doesn't take long to look around. A little bit out of town, but you can't miss...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Peter_Clare_50
Reviewed 31 October 2018

Fascinating to learn how people from all over the world came together to create a lifestyle for us and them. The Snowy was as important to the Eastern states of Australia as the farming. Without the electricity the states of NSW and Victoria would not...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Alyn V
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Beautiful center. Great information and various displays to appeal to all age groups. Worth stopping in for a visit while in Cooma. There is a good size cafe. We didn't eat there but it looked nice.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank cp27698
Reviewed 20 October 2018

Our group visited here... we ate lunch here and watched the documentary about the birth of the Snowy Hydro project . Rather like watching old slides... it's entertaining as you get a perspective of time changes. We were given a brief talk about how it...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Crystalline4u
Reviewed 10 October 2018

This is a must if staying here as the centre has all the history of how the scheme started and has a small theatre where the full history is told in detail. A must see so you can understand how this all works. Well worth...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Antico1815
Reviewed 7 August 2018

the coverage of the history of the scheme and the integration of the scheme into the national grid was very interesting. It gave us a good start on our adventure to travel to the highlights of the scheme over the next 3 days

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 3 August 2018

Very interesting centre. A must to see for people who wants to understand the Snowy Mountains project, the former one (still in operation) and the coming one (Snowy2.0 for 2 000 MW project to be cosntructed soon !)

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jean-Marc P
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