Coolangubra State Forest

Camping:No Walking track: No 4 wheel driving: Yes Designated cycling track: No Designated horse riding track: No Canoeing / Kayaking: No Swimming: No Fishing: No Accommodation: No Fireplace/BBQ: No Caravan site: No 2 wheel access: Yes Picnic area: No Toilets:No Wheelchair access: No Lookout: No Hunting: Yes

Coolangubra State Forest includes both native forest and pine plantations that are actively harvested.

Today's forest management practices protect biodiversity, soil and water quality and cultural heritage sites, while also allowing for sustainable timber production.

Download a factsheet about pine forests and timber in the Bombala region or find out more about sustainable forest management.

Visitor Facilities

Woolingubrah Inn

This historic inn is hidden away in Coolangubra State Forest, about 20 kilometres from Bombala.

‘Woolingubrah’ is an Aboriginal word for windy place, a most appropriate name, as the inn is located on an exposed peak of the Big Jack range of mountains.

Established in 1861 as a halfway hotel for people heading to the gold fields in Kiandra from such coastal towns as Tathra, Merimbula and Eden, the inn is thought to be one of only a few remaining buildings of its type in Australia.

Consisting of a bar, dining room, kitchen and six bedrooms, the inn was prefabricated and shipped from the USA in sections to be unloaded at Eden and transported up to the site where it stands today. The building has been restored and many of its original features are still intact.

Page last updated/reviewed:23 Dec 2020