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

  • Conjola National Park

    Located on the state’s south coast, Conjola National Park embraces a landscape of woodland and heath, creek and river estuaries, the...more

Fishing spots near town

Yaouk Valley 74 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 10 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) 12 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 10 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

Capital Country Holiday Village 13 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

Cotter Campground 19 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

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

Blue Range camping area 21 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

Wood’s Reserve camping area 35 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 37 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 37 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 37 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 38 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

Careys Reserve camping area 40 km

Careys camping area is 2.6 km north of Wee Jasper next to Burrinjuck Dam, via Caves Rd. You can fish, swim or strike out on a walking trail, and launch a boat from the ramp as long as the dam is more than 60 per cent... Find out more

Caravan parks around town

Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC) 7 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

Alivio Tourist Park Canberra 7 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

Capital Country Holiday Village 13 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

Canberra South Motor Park 17 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

Queanbeyan Riverside Tourist Park 22 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 43 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 78 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 90 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 91 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 100 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 41 km

22km E of Yass (L)

Secluded area well off the highway. For eastbound only.

Bookham rest area 58 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.

French VC rest area 68 km

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

Just off the highway.

Yarrangobilly Village camping area 76 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.

Log Bridge Creek camping area 78 km

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

Well off the highway in Kosciuszko National Park.

The Pines camping area 78 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.

Tumut park area 79 km

At Tumut

Adjacent to the highway in the middle of town.

Humes Crossing camping area 80 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.

Jounama Creek camping area 80 km

T/O opposite Talbingo turn-off

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

Yolde camping area 81 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 82 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 84 km

At Talbingo

Well off the highway overlooking the lake.

Derrick VC rest area 85 km

73km SW of Mittagong (L)

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

Coolac rest area 88 km

84km SW of Yass (L)

Large area adjacent to the highway. For southbound only.

Chowne VC rest area 89 km

17km NE of Goulburn (L)

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

Mingay rest area 90 km

12km N of Gundagai (L)

Large area adjacent to the highway. For northbound only.

The Rest House park area 92 km

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

Adjacent to the highway at the Rest House.

Kiandra park area 92 km

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

Adjacent to the highway.

Adaminaby park area 93 km

At Adaminaby

Adjacent to the highway in the middle of town.

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