Cootamundra is a town and local government area in the South West Slopes region of New South Wales,
Australia and within the Riverina. It is located on the Olympic Highway at the point where it crosses the
Muttama Creek, between Junee and Cowra. Although it is by passed by the Hume Highway, its railway
station is on the Main Southern line, part of the Melbourne-to-Sydney line.
Sir Donald Bradman AC, Australian cricketer universally regarded as the greatest batsman of all time was
born in Cootamundra. The town pride in this fact is displayed in general signage and marketing material
and the home where The Don was born is a fully restored visitor site open to the public 7 days per week.
Cootamundra is the home of the Cootamundra wattle (Acacia baileyana). Every year there is a large
'Wattle Time' Festival (which happens when the wattle starts to bloom) with an art show and festivities.