The nursery & garden is situated on a high plateau (around 1000 metres above sea level) on the dividing range between Cooma & the South Coast. It is a relatively high rainfall area with significant coastal influence but still very cold. Winter temperatures of minus 12 degrees C. are commonplace! The plants grown are selected & acclimatised to handle these sorts of conditions. We regard Canberra as a significantly warmer than our area!!
We are approximately 30 minutes drive east from Cooma, approximately 90 minutes drive from Canberra & a bit over 1 hour south from Braidwood.
There is a wonderful one day driving loop from Canberra, travelling south on the Monaro Highway to Cooma, then east through Numeralla to Countegany (where we are). After a few hours enjoying the nursery & garden, you then travel north through magnificant wet schlerophyll forest (skirting the Deua & Wadbilliga National Parks) glimpsing wonderful views both east & west of rugged mountain country. A short stop at Snowball mountain on a clear day will be rewarded with views of the ocean in the east & the snow in the west from the one viewing site!! On, northward, down the escarpment & into the headwaters of the Shoalhaven River you then travel along the Shoalhaven to historic Braidwood. Great food & coffee stops abound. From there travel westward on the Kings Highway, through Bungendore & back to Canberra.
There are other scenic drives from the South Coast, from Goulburn & from Sydney.
The snow is about 90 minutes drive away - we make regular day trips skiing in winter.