Living a Greater Life during COVID-19

A number of our eateries are open for business across the shire for takeaway only.

Parade Cafe & Takeaway - 02 6029 8777
Culcairn Hotel - 02 6029 8501

Henty Bakery - 02 6929 3565
Doodle Cooma Arms Hotel - 02 6929 3013

Zambrero  - 02 6036 2513
The Riverina Hotel - 02 6036 2523
Holbrook Bakery - 02 6036 2049
Submarine Cafe - 02 6036 2211
J & B's Gourmet Cafe - 02 6036 3333
Antonia Jean's - 02 6080 9611

Jindera Bakery - 02 6026 3821
Jindera Takeaway - 02 6026 3223


We have outlined below some of the opportunities that living in our region offers in the wake of isolation.

Exercising in the outdoors during this beautiful Autumn weather is a true blessing and with the end of daylight savings jut around the corner there’s no better time to make the most of it. We have a variety of parks, walking paths, skate parks, where taking a dog for a walk, going for a bike ride, outdoor yoga or practicing your goal kicking skills are all achievable while adhering to social distancing. Due to the size of our communities it is easy to find a time that these areas are not over populated. Our creeks, rivers and dams are the perfect spots for fishing, bird watching and throwing down a picnic rug for lunch.

Happier to stay in the confines of your own backyard? Autumn is a great time to get out in the garden. Visit for a definitive guide on planting, pruning and pests along with oodles of DIY projects to inspire you. Now would be the perfect time to start your own veggie patch or draw up plans for a garden make over. If maintenance is more your thing jobs like cleaning the gutters, trimming away plants or trees from service points and spraying for spiders and weeds ensures a safe future for all beyond isolation.

If the kitchen is your arena visit where there are a great selection of recipes to try. Perhaps those interesting items that are left on the supermarket shelves will become ingredients for your new favourite meal. Now could be the time to trial making your own bread or make up a damper and have a back yard camp out with the kids. Stargazing is one of the luxuries we have living in the country so visit for your guide to Australian Astronomy.

Children love to be outdoors and inspiration for art can be found everywhere in nature. Go on a hunt and gather of your backyard or neighbourhood collecting Autumn leaves, sticks and pods. All of those empty toilet rolls have a creative life just waiting to be lived so jump onto for some ideas.

Our libraries are offering Click & Collect so if you find yourself with time on your hands and the desire to curl up with a good book or listen to a thrilling podcast they have you covered. David Walliams is offering a free audio story each day for a month at