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Cobdens Miniature Railway
Having been a popular draw card  since its opening. The towns Rotary Club members are responsible for this enjoyable attraction  The railway has been constructed on land which was originally used as a racecourse. The land has been leased to community groups, who took up the chance to build the facilities that are here now. The venue has become popular with young and old and is used for birthday parties, group events, kindergartens and community activities.The Miniature steam trains run around the circuit which includes a pedestrian bridge, Track cross-over, signal station,  gazebos and dams. There are two stations, which includes the original Cobden Railway Station as well as public toilets and picnic facilities.

The South-West Kart Club
Based at Cobden the club was formed in 1992 by a small group of karters with a view to constructing a sprint-kart track in south-west Victoria. The former Heytesbury Shire offered the land  for the circuit to be built on, For More information. Telephone.... (03 )5595 1016 or (03) 5594 3201.
Cobden Airstrip.
Cobden has a 1100 metre all weather airstrip with sealed turntables and Pilot Automatic lighting.
A fisherman's paradise also exists in the region as many of the lakes and rivers offer good variation to all anglers. Such waterways as Lake Purrumbete, Lake Elingamite and the Curdies River have good sized chinook salmon rainbow trout, brown trout and redfin. Many quality boat ramps exist in the area giving the angler easy accessibility.
Golf Course
Set among old gums and various native flowering trees, the attractive 9 hole Golf Course is on undulating land dissected by a winding creek. At the clubhouse a bistro and pokies add enjoyment.

Laang Speedway
The roar of stock cars, sprint cars and motor cycles excite you as they race at Laang Speedway (west of Cobden) or at Simpson Speedway (to the east). And while at Simpson, visit the Heritage Park and see the huge silver ball that cleared the Heytesbury Forest to make way for dairy farms.
The Cobden Recreation Reserve

This reserve is the home of the Cobden Football, Netball and Cricket clubs. With a two story Sports Social Club spectators can watch their favourite sports in absolute comfort. At the rear of the Social Club is 10 tennis courts which double as netball courts.
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