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Nearby national parks

  • Namadgi National Park

    Rolling grassy hills unfold towards the horizon, hardy snow gums create woodlands on the subalpine slopes and higher still are alpine...more

  • Murramarang National Park

    Murramarang National Park rims the south coast for 44 kilometres and includes Durras Lake and several small offshore islands. The park...more

  • Eurobodalla National Park

    This sliver of national park runs in three sections along the south coast between Moruya Heads and Tilba Tilba Lake, just south of Cape...more

Fishing spots near town

Yaouk Valley 69 km

It was late autumn 1997 when I  arrived in Canberra to fish with  the late Chris Hole, fly-fisherman,  author and painter. Chris offered  to take me to some of his favourite trout streams that snake... Find out more


Eco-friendly activities around town

Picnicking around Canberra 6 km

There are many great places to unpack a picnic in the Australian Capital Territory, from the copious native areas in the Australian National Botanic Gardens, to the bird mecca of Jerrabomberra Wetlands on the Molonglo... Find out more


Golf courses around town

Royal Canberra Golf Club (Westbourne course) 8 km

When the site for the nation’s capital was selected in 1909, it was mainly rolling grassy plains with few trees. Little was known about what species might flourish in Canberra’s environment. The federal... Find out more


Nearby breweries

Wig & Pen Brewery/Tavern 7 km

Canberra may well claim to be the real ale capital of Australia on the strength of this single brew-pub, which sees more pints of hand-pumped ale pulled than any other joint in the land. From the well-balanced and... Find out more


Campsites around town

Cotter Campground 15 km

Hailed as ‘the most highly serviced bushland camping area in the ACT’, Cotter Campground is set beside the iconic Murrumbidgee River, 22 km west of Canberra. The river corridor is a great spot for swimming,... Find out more


Capital Country Holiday Village 15 km

Choose from powered and unpowered tent sites through to cabins, bungalows and lakeside villas at this holiday park, 14 km north of Canberra on Bidges Rd, just off Federal Hwy on the ACT border. Facilities include a... Find out more


Blue Range camping area 18 km

You’ll find this campground in Blue Range Recreation Area, inside Uriarra Forest, 35 km west of Canberra via Brindabella Rd and Blue Range Rd. This is the site of the heritage-listed remains of a World War II... Find out more


Old Kowen Homestead camping area 20 km

Situated within the Kowen Forest Pine Plantation east of Canberra, this camping area attracts horseriders, mountain-bikers and picnickers. To get here, follow Yass Rd east of Canberra Airport and turn onto Sutton Rd then... Find out more


Wood’s Reserve camping area 30 km

A spacious and user-friendly camping area on Gibraltar Creek, Wood’s Reserve is 30 km south-west of Canberra and close to Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve. There are hot showers here, as well as picnic facilities. A... Find out more


Micalong Creek Reserve camping area 35 km

Micalong Creek is about 10 km south of Wee Jasper along Nottingham Rd. There’s fishing and swimming here, as well as walking tracks and picnic facilities. Bring your own drinking water and firewood, or boil/treat... Find out more


Swinging Bridge Reserve camping area 36 km

Positioned 7.3 km south of Wee Jasper village along Nottingham Rd, Swinging Bridge Reserve is a green and grassy glade on the banks of the Goodradigbee River. Throw a line in or go for a paddle along the river. Bring... Find out more


Billy Grace Reserve 36 km

Perched on the banks of the Goodradigbee River, Billy Grace is 4.1 km south of Wee Jasper village via the Wee Jasper–Nottingham Rd. There’s a playground for the kids and coin-operated showers. Bring your own... Find out more


Fitzpatrick Trackhead camping area 37 km

This camping site is one of the major vehicle-access trackheads on the Hume and Hovell Walking Track. It’s named for James Fitzpatrick, one of the men who accompanied Hume on the expedition. To get here, follow the... Find out more


Honeysuckle camping area 39 km

From the 1960s to the 1980s, a space-tracking station operated at Honeysuckle Creek; today, it’s the site of a well-developed campground that comfortably accommodates small and large groups. It’s 16 km... Find out more


Caravan parks around town

Alivio Tourist Park Canberra 4 km

Located in a quiet bushland setting 3 km from the centre of Canberra, this park makes a good base for exploring the national capital, with just a short drive to the city and most of the attractions. The park has... Find out more


Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC) 8 km

This camping area is part of the Canberra Showground and may suit those with big rigs or those travelling with dogs. The park is not available during the Canberra Show or the Folk Festival; the maximum stay is 28 days.... Find out more


Canberra South Motor Park 14 km

This large, older-style park is on the south side just a few kilometres from Canberra. For those navigating with a GPS, the park has no street number but is opposite number 250. A minimum-length stay applies at Easter... Find out more


Capital Country Holiday Village 15 km

Take the time to sit by the lake, relax and feed the ducks. Formerly White Ibis Caravan Park, this is a spacious park in a rural setting about 14 km north of Canberra and easily accessible from the Federal Highway. This... Find out more


Queanbeyan Riverside Tourist Park 20 km

This park is set in a lovely location on the banks of the Queanbeyan River, just a short stroll from the heart of town. It is easily accessible from the highway and is often very busy.... Find out more


Yass Caravan Park 47 km

The park is just 1 km from the town centre and is a popular overnight stop for those travelling the Hume Highway. There are convenient drive-thru sites, grassy areas and clean amenities. Bookings may be required during... Find out more


Governor’s Hill Carapark 83 km

Easily accessible from the Hume Freeway, the park is 4 km north of Goulburn and offers good facilities. An added attraction is a highly detailed model train set-up to amuse young and old.... Find out more


Gundagai River Caravan Park 89 km

Located on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River, the park is about 1 km from the town centre. First impressions are the wide expanses of green grass and large shady trees. It is a great spot to stay and enjoy this... Find out more


Gundagai Tourist Park 90 km

Within walking distance of the town centre, this park has 30 undercover, drivethru, ensuite sites. It is ideal for vans or motorhomes less than 3.5 metres high. Some of these sites are suitable for camper trailers with... Find out more


Rainbow Pines Tourist Caravan Park 95 km

This is a popular holiday park where trout fishing, sailing and canoeing are all available. It is on the shores of Lake Eucumbene, about 7 km from the Snowy Mountains Highway. A minimum-length stay applies in all... Find out more


Rest areas around town

Mundoonan No. 2 rest area 46 km

22km E of Yass (L)

Secluded area well off the highway. For eastbound only.


Bookham rest area 61 km

32km W of Yass (L) or 70km NE of Gundagai (R)

Just off the highway and opposite the cafe. Caravan parking behind the amenities block.


Yarrangobilly Village camping area 72 km

65km NW of Adaminaby (L) or 26km SE of Talbingo (R)

Just off the highway on the banks of the Yarrangobilly River in Kosciuszko National Park.


French VC rest area 72 km

9km W of Goulburn (R) or 78km E of Yass (L)

Just off the highway.


Log Bridge Creek camping area 74 km

23km NW of Talbingo (R) or 18km S of Tumut (L)

Well off the highway in Kosciuszko National Park.


The Pines camping area 75 km

19km NW of Talbingo (L) or 22km SE of Tumut (R)

Just off the highway on the shores of Lake Blowering in Kosciuszko National Park.


Jounama Creek camping area 76 km

T/O opposite Talbingo turn-off

On the edge of a creek 300m (unsealed) east of the highway in Kosciuszko National Park.


Humes Crossing camping area 76 km

16km NW of Talbingo (L) or 25km SE of Tumut (R)

Just off the highway on the shores of Lake Blowering in Kosciuszko National Park.


Tumut park area 77 km

At Tumut

Adjacent to the highway in the middle of town.


Yolde camping area 78 km

7km NW of Talbingo (L) or 34km SE of Tumut (R)

Well off the highway surrounded by scrub in Kosciuszko National Park.


Yachting Point camping area 79 km

12km NW of Talbingo (L) or 30km SE of Tumut (R)

Open grassed area just off the highway on the shores of Lake Blowering in Kosciuszko National Park.


Talbingo park area 80 km

At Talbingo

Well off the highway overlooking the lake.


The Rest House park area 87 km

28km W of Adaminaby (L) or 63km SE of Talbingo (R)

Adjacent to the highway at the Rest House.


Kiandra park area 88 km

35km NW of Adaminaby (R) or 56km SE of Talbingo (L)

Adjacent to the highway.


Coolac rest area 88 km

84km SW of Yass (L)

Large area adjacent to the highway. For southbound only.


Adaminaby park area 89 km

At Adaminaby

Adjacent to the highway in the middle of town.


Derrick VC rest area 89 km

73km SW of Mittagong (L)

Just off the highway around some shady trees. For westbound only.


Mingay rest area 89 km

12km N of Gundagai (L)

Large area adjacent to the highway. For northbound only.


Chowne VC rest area 93 km

17km NE of Goulburn (L)

Adjacent to the highway among a few trees. For eastbound only.


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