Woomargama is a picturesque village nestled at the foothills of Woomargama National Park with access to the Upper Murray region.
Early records show that Woomargama Public School opened in January 1873 and closed in February 1997. The Post Office was opened on 1 August 1875 and following a succession of venues is now located at 685 Woomargama Way.
During the 1930s an initiative of the Holbrook Shire Council saw the building of a ‘tourist road’ (Tunnel Road) from Woomargama to Dora Dora, soaking up a large amount of Federal government labour and relief funding from the surrounding shires and from Albury which required a large-scale project to start quickly in 1937. The project absorbed weekly rosters of up to 230 men and lasted two years, bringing grants as high as £73,000. Men deployed to the project had to bring their own cooking/eating utensils and provisions for 3 to 4 day work stints. Little other than picks and shovels were used, so as to prolong the job and to maximise the number who could be employed. However Albury lobbied jealously and successfully for the project to end just short of completion of the full length or road.
The Woomargama National Park is located close to the town and is the largest protected area west of the great Dividing Range in southeastern NSW and offers many activities such as bush walking, picnics, horse riding, photography, exploring cultural heritage, sightseeing, bird watching, 4WD driving and motorcycling.
In keeping with the environmental theme of the area, local community members have undertaken a ‘re-birding’ project to revegetate parts of the creek and the local Common for nature conservation.
- go bush walking, bird watching, horse riding, 4WD driving and off road motorcycling or simply take in the views at Woomargama National Park. Picnic, BBQ and camping areas (suitable for backpack and vehicle based camping).
- sample the wines and fare from the magnificent views at Flyfaire Wines Cellar Door and Café.
- enjoy a BBQ and let the children play at the playground.
- go fishing or experience the grandeur of the Murray River.
- enjoy an ale and country hospitality at the Woomargama Hotel.
- play some tennis.
- take in the sunset at Hanel’s Lookout.