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 41 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 32 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

Sailing - Batemans Bay 96 km

Batemans Bay Sailing Charters is eco-certified and offers sailing trips out of Batemans Bay on a 12.5-metre catamaran, from a three-hour cruise around the bay to overnight excursions.... Find out more

Golf courses around town

Royal Canberra Golf Club (Westbourne course) 29 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 32 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

Honeysuckle camping area 14 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

Orroral camping area 15 km

Suitable for smaller groups, Orroral Campground is 18 km south of the visitor centre via Orroral Rd. It’s situated near a creek, from which you can get water as long as you boil or treat it before drinking. You can... Find out more

Wood’s Reserve camping area 20 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

Bush camping areas 29 km

Contact the Namadgi Visitor Centre for advice and information about bush camping in Namadgi National Park.... Find out more

Cotter Campground 32 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 32 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

Mount Clear camping area 35 km

Access to this campground is via an unsealed road – it’s a good idea to check conditions before setting out. The campground is 42 km south of the visitor centre via Boboyan Rd. There are wood BBQs here, but... Find out more

Blue Range camping area 38 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 Snowy Camp (northern section) 39 km

You can get to this horse-camping area from the Snowy Mountains Hwy – turn on to Tantangara Rd and then Pocket Saddle Rd. Note: Pocket Saddle Rd is apt to close during June–Oct long weekends, so check with... Find out more

Blue Waterholes Campground (northern section) 41 km

You’ll need a 4WD in wet weather, and an off-road camper trailer to get to this cracking campsite. From here you can access multiple walking tracks, adventure caves, a waterfall and a spectacular lookout. Near the... Find out more

Caravan parks around town

Queanbeyan Riverside Tourist Park 26 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

Canberra South Motor Park 26 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

Alivio Tourist Park Canberra 34 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) 38 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

Capital Country Holiday Village 42 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

Rainbow Pines Tourist Caravan Park 65 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

Cooma Snowy Mountains Tourist Park 75 km

This park is located on the south side of town alongside the Monaro Highway. It is popular during the winter months with visitors to the Snowy Mountains and the ski fields. There are very good facilities and it is a good... Find out more

Yass Caravan Park 84 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

BIG4 Nelligen Holiday Park 91 km

What makes this park so appealing is its lovely setting on a grassy bend of the Clyde River. The township of Nelligen, just 10 km from Batemans Bay, is a great place to stay for a few days or even just overnight. The... Find out more

River Breeze Tourist Park 94 km

This park overlooks the Moruya River on the north bank adjoining the highway, just a short walk across the bridge to the centre of town. It is a well-maintained park, popular with travellers. Bookings are required in... Find out more

Rest areas around town

Adaminaby park area 58 km

At Adaminaby

Adjacent to the highway in the middle of town.

Yarrangobilly Village camping area 61 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.

The Rest House park area 65 km

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

Adjacent to the highway at the Rest House.

Kiandra park area 67 km

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

Adjacent to the highway.

Jounama Creek camping area 72 km

T/O opposite Talbingo turn-off

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

Talbingo park area 76 km

At Talbingo

Well off the highway overlooking the lake.

Yolde camping area 76 km

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

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

Mount Gladstone Lookout rest area 76 km

T/O 4km W of Cooma (L) or 47km SE of Adaminaby (R)

At the lookout 1.5km south of the highway via a steep access road.

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.

Humes Crossing camping area 78 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.

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.

Log Bridge Creek camping area 79 km

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

Well off the highway in Kosciuszko National Park.

Mundoonan No. 2 rest area 82 km

22km E of Yass (L)

Secluded area well off the highway. For eastbound only.

Tumut park area 87 km

At Tumut

Adjacent to the highway in the middle of town.

Bookham rest area 95 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.

Waldrons Swamp rest area 95 km

8km N of Moruya (R) or 20km S of Batemans Bay (L)

Just off the highway under a few trees.

French VC rest area 98 km

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

Just off the highway.

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