Canberra Nature Activities
Get out into nature and discover acres of scenic bush in the Namadgi National Park on the Booroomba Rocks Walk which meanders through eucalyptus forest.
This rewarding trek takes visitors to a scenic lookout which sits out on a 120 metre high cliff, providing panoramic views over Canberra and surrounds, and offering excellent climbing and abseiling opportunities.
|Where:||Namadgi National Park|
Spend the day at Casuarina Sands and make the most of the outdoors. This popular picnic area is also a great place to swim. Walk along the Murrumbidgee River to the Kambah Pool, or hop in a kayak and paddle along the river.
Please be aware that there is a nude bathing area 200m downstream from Kambah Pool (this area is clearly signposted).
|Where:||Casuarina Sands Reserve|
Take the family out to Gibraltar Falls for an afternoon of fun in the wilderness. Positioned near Woods Reserve at the edge of Gibraltar Creek Pine Forest is a sheltered area with picnic tables, barbecues, and a camping area.
After enjoying a barbecue or picnic lunch, stroll down a short track to reach the lookout, and admire the spectacular Gibraltar Falls and Gibraltar Creek.
|Where:||Gibraltar Creek State Forrest, Corin Rd, Canberra|
Googong Foreshores are 30 minutes by car from the Canberra CBD, only 10 kilometres south of Queanbeyan.
Visit the foreshore to view the 62 metre high dam wall and spillway from the northern end of the carpark.
This water catchment area opeartes for Canberra and Queanbeyan, and doubles as a public recreation area and wildlife refuge.
The Yerrabi Pond Walk stretches 4 kilometres around a tree-lined lake, with a sealed path right the way around, setting the scene for a peaceful run, cycle, or jog.
This well-liked track is relatively flat, has excellent car parking off Wunderlich Drive, public toilet facilities, and a barbecue area for picnics.
Kids will love the adventure playground, complete with Giant Tarzan swing, Double/Tandem Flying Fox, Burmese Bridge and children's play equipment, and skateboarding area.
|Where:||Yerrabi Pond District Park, Amaroo|
Just 10 minutes drive from the CBD is the protected Jerrabomberra Wetlands.
Stroll along the timber paths and spot platypus and 77 species migratory waterbirds that call this sanctuary home.
An important habitat for wildlife, the wetlands is a nature lover’s paradise. Please note: pets are forbidden from the wetlands reserve.
|Where:||Off Dairy Flat Road, Fyshwick|