Cobaw was once part of 'Theden Run' (or 'The Den'), one of the first settled properties of the Macedon Ranges, comprising many thousand acres, and running large flocks of sheep.
While still operating as a fine wool growing enterprise, today, Cobaw is home to Cobaw Sporting, which provides sporting clay and field hunting opportunities for both the novice and more experienced shot. Cobaw Sporting also provides very popular Partridge hunting during the winter months, and takes clients to Yorkshire for the best driven shooting trip in the world.
A comprehensive environmental plan was put into action in 2000. This twenty year plan has the objectives of improving water quality, and providing wildlife corridors throughout the property. 90 kilometers of tree seeding, and over 8,500 seedlings have been planted along the waterways, and over the granite rises. Significant environmental advances have been made as evidenced by the native birds and other animals attracted to the property.
Cobaw has worked closely with Greening Australia, DSE, Tree Project, Field and Game Australia, Green Fleet, and the Macedon Rangers SC to achieve these remarkable results.
Cobaw Cooking specialises in providing country home style hospitality during your visit to Cobaw Sporting. Home baked goodies are offered with your tea and coffee upon arrival at the shoot lodge. Following your shoot, enjoy a drink and then some platter appetizers before taking a seat at the table. Locally grown meat and seasonal vegetables are the essential ingredients for your lunch and when available, Cobaw game is offered during the season. There are good local wines that may enhance the enjoyment of your meal.
COBAW IN THE MEDIA
Read 'On Target' by Kathy Mexted in R.M. Williams Outback Magazine, April/May 2011
Read 'Cobaw Sporting Clays - Shooter's going 'green'' by Kathy Mexted in Australian Shooter Magazine, April/May 2011
Read 'Gunning For Partridges at Cobaw Sporting' by John McDougall in Australian Hunter Magazine, 50, 2014. Reprinted with permission from SSAA National (first appeared in Australian Hunter 50, 2014)
COBAW GIFT CERTIFICATES
Cobaw Sporting offers Gift Certificates for all of our activities, including novice private tuition shoots, expert shoots, and field hunting experiences. Cobaw Sporting Gift Certificates are great for Birthday and Christmas gifts. Just contact us to discuss a Gift Certificate for your next surprise gift idea.
"Hi Jon, Thank you for yesterdays shoot, we had a great time. Please thank Kate and Jock for their great service, your family's professionalism in running COBAW is a credit to you all. Kind regards, Bernie"
"Hi Jon, Just looking at your new website the UK secion how fantastic was that trip?? Can't wait for the next one truly the best holiday I've ever had thank you again. Cheers, Ian"
"Hi Jon, Just wanted to say thank you for a great afternoon. Both Ray and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and we are very impressed with the layout you have especially those Tower birds. Boy do they take some hitting!! Again thanks for inviting us along. Bye for now, Steve"