Coolangubra State Forest
Coolangubra State Forest inlcudes both native forest and pine plantations which 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.
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.
- Important information when visiting state forests
- Call '000' in a bushfire emergency (www.rfs.nsw.gov.au)
- Total Fire Ban and Current Fire Danger Map (www.rfs.nsw.gov.au)
- Signs in State Forests
- Solid Fuel Fire Bans
Some State forests are declared for authorised hunting. Find out more about authorised hunting in State forests, including licensing and applying for permits.
Pesticide use This area is designated as ‘high public usage’ under Forestry Corporation of NSW’s Pesticide Use Notification Plan [PDF 3.83 MB].
Find out how to minimise the impact of your visit.