Nature around Queanbeyan
Explore the national parks and nature reserves around Queanbeyan to enjoy bushwalks and see native animals in the wild. At the Googong Foreshores, you can enjoy a walk and a picnic, or try your hand at one of the various water sports on offer.
About Queanbeyan Area
This area offers some of the best experiences of country Australia – the historic villages of Braidwood and Bungendore, colonial architecture and great food and wine. Braidwood, which presents a superb example of a 19th-century streetscape, was the first town in NSW to be heritage-listed. You'll enjoy exploring Bungendore's historic inn and art galleries.
Just 10 minutes' drive from Canberra, the lively city of Queanbeyan revels in its sporting, cultural and artistic communities.
The region has a range of stunning natural attractions such as Deua National Park, one of the state's largest natural forests, and Monga National Park. At Googong Dam, 10 km south of Queanbeyan, you can fish, canoe or sail.
Wednesday 22 April to Saturday 5 December 2015
French Cooking Classes and Lunch French chef Christophe's cookin
Main street in Braidwood, Image Don Fuchs
Budawang Mountains, Budawang National Park. Image Michael Jarman for DECCW
Vintage car on Braidwood's main street. Image courtesy of Capital Country Tourism
Entrance to Hillbrook Estate Winery, Lake George. Image Hamilton Lund
Bungendore Wood Works Gallery, part of the Poacher's Way
The Old Stone House Bed and Breakfast, Bungendore. Image Don Fuchs
View looking over Queanbeyan. Image: Lance Fearne.
Fishing at Googong Dam. Image Queanbeyan Visitor Information Centre
Queanbeyan Suspension Bridge over the Queanbeyan River. Image Queanbeyan Visitor Information Centre
- Braidwood Historic Braidwood was the first town to be listed on the NSW State Heritage register.
- Bungendore Historic Bungendore is an important link between Goulburn, Braidwood, Queanbeyan, Canberra and Cooma.
- Queanbeyan This relaxed city is a gateway to Canberra, the NSW snowfields and the pretty towns of the Southern Tablelan