Summary: Just outside Cooma is the Mount Gladstone Lookout, and nearby is the well-preserved Cooma trig station. A nice stop between Cooma and Jindabyne.

The Cooma Trig (sometimes incorrectly called the Gladstone Trig, or Mount Gladstone Trig) is near the Mount Gladstone Lookout. It’s just outside the town of Cooma, with the trig a short walk up an informal track to the top of the hill. The trig station is intact, with its concrete base, metal post and vanes in good condition.

Cooma Trig
Cooma Trig

Although there’s no view from the trig station, which is now surrounded by trees, you do get a nice outlook across the Monaro Plains and to the peaks of the Snowy Mountains from the Mount Gladstone Lookout.

Getting to Cooma Trig / Mount Gladstone Lookout

The Mount Gladstone Lookout and Nature Reserve is about four kilometres from the edge of Cooma township to the west. Follow Mount Gladstone Road for 1.6k to the end (the turn-off is sigposted on the Snowy Mountains Highway). Near the lookout is “Miss Heidi’s Tea House”, which is open 10am-5pm serving Austrian/German food and drinks, making this a nice stop between Cooma and Jindabyne. 

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